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Chamber’s Role in Economic Development

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce utilizes a comprehensive partnership approach to economic development. The professional staff within the Chamber assists with business attraction, business retention and expansion, and small business development services. In many instances, this means working closely with public sector and private sector partners to provide the maximum in service and information.

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce is a key partner in the Cincinnati USA Regional Partnership for economic development. Clermont County offers an ideal location for a business within the Central United States. Located within minutes of downtown Cincinnati and the bustling Ohio River, the communities within Clermont are easily accessible. Within two hours travel by interstate highway are Dayton and Columbus, OH, Louisville and Lexington, KY, and Indianapolis, IN.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a hub airport, is located within thirty minutes of Clermont County. Interstate 275 provides a great connector to Interstates 71, 74, 75 and 471. Great state and local highways exist within Clermont, including State Highways 32, 50, and 125. In fact, S R 32 is most traveled non-interstate highway in the area. The Port of Cincinnati provides easy cargo access along the Ohio River.

Major Employers (09/2016)

1409 Clermont County (Government)

1302 Total Quality Logistics

1200 American Modern Insurance Group

800 Tata Consultancy Services

660 Siemens PLM Software

600 L-3 Fuzing & Ordnance

550 Milacron Plastics Technologies

500 Mery Hospital – Clermont

431 Duke Energy

340 Huhtamaki

322 International Paper

318 Multi – Color Corporation

308 Dualite

280 Jeff Wyler Automotive Family

256 Alliance Data

235 General Data Company

224 Child Focus, Inc.

180 American Micro Products

175 HealthSource of Ohio

170 Cintas

150 Lykins Companies

Economic Development Overview

With a 10.9% population growth rate from 2000-2010, Clermont County is currently one of the top ten fastest growing counties in Ohio.

Having added an average of 300 new businesses each of the past five years, a growing business sector is key to Clermont County’s population surge. The county’s 6.8% unemployment rate (July 2013) is slightly lower than the national average of 7.4%.

Aided by the convenience of I-275 and connecting highways and interstates, major companies like American Modern Insurance Group, Total Quality Logistics, International Paper, Tata Consultancy Services and Huhtamaki Packaging have chosen to locate or expand in Clermont County.

Helping to drive this positive economic environment is Clermont County’s strategic location and proximity to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Sixty percent of the U.S. population resides within one hour’s flight time of the area. Factor in the pro-business environment, a workforce that is well educated and highly qualified, and an abundance of low cost land, and Clermont County continues to surge.

More than 1.7 million people, 850,000 of them in the workforce, live within a 45-minute drive of Clermont County. Clermont County shares in economic honors recently bestowed on Greater Cincinnati as a region as one of America’s Most Livable Communities.

Economic Development Information

Clermont County Economic Development Website: www.clermontcountyohio.biz

Building Activity Permits: http://permit.clermontcountyohio.gov/BuildingActivity.aspx

Ohio Department of Development: www.odod.state.oh.us

Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov

Center for Technology Based Innovators: www.cincytechusa.com

Workforce Information

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce proudly partners with Ohio Means Jobs of Clermont County, which delivers customized workforce solutions to businesses and assists community members in job searches and skill enhancements. We recommend the following web sites for other quality workforce and labor related information.

Workforce One Clermont: www.workforceoneclermont.com

State of Ohio Job Search: www.stateofohiojobs.com

Ohio Workforce 411/Ohio’s One Stop Center: www.ohioworkforce.org

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services: www.jfs.ohio.gov

Workforce One Investment Board of SW Ohio: www.swohioforce.com

Labor Management Information

U.S. Department of Labor: www.dol.gov

National Labor Relations Board: www.nlrb.gov

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation: www.ohiobwc.com

Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Labor & Worker Safety, Wage and Hour Bureau: www.com.ohio.gov/dico

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