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.
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
322 International Paper
318 Multi – Color Corporation
280 Jeff Wyler Automotive Family
256 Alliance Data
235 General Data Company
224 Child Focus, Inc.
180 American Micro Products
175 HealthSource of Ohio
150 Lykins Companies
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.
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
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
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
The Clermont Chamber of Commerce sees its mission as the advancement of the community's overall quality of life.
The Clermont Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of events and seminars each year, whether you are just starting your business or experienced. There are topics for you!
“I am very happy with my membership with the Clermont Chamber. I enjoy the discounts on medical insurance and also the networking events are a great way to meet people and promote my business.”
“I have been involved in the Clermont County Chamber for the past three years. My involvement with the Chamber has helped develop professional relationships to build my business. I feel that the Chamber allows me the opportunity to meet individuals from many different industries. If you are interested in growing your business or looking for a way to get involved in your community the Clermont County Chamber is a great place to start.”
“The Clermont Chamber of Commerce has provided many quality programs and services to the community. These programs and services are vital to the continued success for future economic development of our county. The networking opportunities are abundant and there is something for every type of business and/or profession to get involved with at the chamber. If you haven’t met Matt Van Sant, Chamber President, you are missing out on a true visionary.”
“The Clermont Chamber of Commerce has opened many doors for the Clermont County DD. Not only do we have the opportunity to build relationships with businesses who employ individuals with disabilities from our program, we also get the chance to participate on Chamber committees. The potential to meet new business contacts and gain support for our agency is phenomenal. Our hats are off to the Clermont Chamber of Commerce!”
The Clermont Chamber has been a great resource for me personally and professionally. Before I started working in this part of town, I can say that I had rarely ever set foot in Clermont County and I grew up my whole life in the Cincinnati area. I decided to get involved with the Chamber so I could learn more about this community. Since I attend many of the events and volunteer on numerous committees, I have met so many great people. I am only one of many insurance agents that is a member of the Chamber,and I have received a lot of leads from different people in different industries. But the pleasant surprise is I have also received many leads from some of the other insurance agents with whom I have formed a great relationship. When it comes to Chamber membership, you will always get back what you put into it.
Thank you so much for the warm welcoming into the chamber and all the introductions. It is truly remarkable to see how much better and different your chamber is from really any group I’ve been into, and I’ve been in A LOT of other groups. I am excited to hit the ground running and participate in the chamber where I can.