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Information Technology

According to neighborhoodscout.com, Blue Ash leads 95 percent of the nation in the number of residents who work in computers and math. In addition, Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Greater Cincinnati ahead of Silicon Valley and Boston in tech job growth.


With 30,000 IT professionals in our region, there’s no shortage of talent to fill any number of positions for your business. And like many of our firms, you can leverage this expertise to develop game-changing innovations.

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll have access to our region’s world-class resources to help you turn your idea or innovation into a successful business. This includes several incubators, accelerators and funding sources that are specifically designed for technology-based startups.

Our Companies- Partial Listing:
• Centers of IT Innovation and Excellence: The Kroger Co.; Vora Innovation Center; Citi®
• IT Consulting Firms: itelligence, Inc.; Sogeti USA; RoundTower Technologies; Pride Technologies; Cohesion
• IT Solutions Companies: Ascendum; Bluespring; Koncert IT; Talent Now; Zakta; Time Warner Cable
• Cloud-based Services: LendKey Technologies, Inc.; EMC2 ; Intrust Group; Vinimaya

Key Facts:
• The Kroger Co. is developing its store of the future in its Blue Ash IT Center through cutting-edge technologies
• The Vora Innovation Center is the headquarters of Ascendum, a global IT solutions company; Bluespring, a business analytics and process automation firm; Koncert IT, a business-to-business IT sourcing solutions company; Vinimaya, a B2B procurement software company; Vora Labs, an IT research and development group; and Zakta, a social search engine company
• Five of the top 10 IT consulting firms in the Tri-State are located in Blue Ash: itelligence, Inc., Sogeti USA, Ascendum Solutions, Roundtower Technologies, and Pride Technologies (Cincinnati Business Courier, March 14, 2014)


BioHealth

A wide range of companies in Blue Ash help develop, test, commercialize, and distribute products and treatments that are improving the lives of people in our region -- and around the world. Many are rapidly growing and expanding which is putting our city on the map as a leading life sciences center.

As a result, the time has never been better to collaborate on potential partnerships and innovations with our firms as well as the 300+ other industry-related businesses in Greater Cincinnati. In addition, your business will have access to our region’s talent pool of 105,000+ biohealth professionals as well as hundreds of industry suppliers.

There are also opportunities to license and commercialize medical technologies from our leading medical research institutions, and several incubators, accelerators and funding sources are specifically designed for life sciences and healthcare IT startups.

Our Companies- Partial Listing:
• Medical Devices: Ethicon Endo-Surgery; Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
• Pharmaceuticals: Actavis; BioRx
• Contract Research: CTI Clinical Trials and Consulting; Camargo Pharmaceuticals Services; Schulman IRB; P2D Bioscience
• Healthcare Services: Mercy Health Systems; Cincinnati Eye Institute
• Lab Services: Advanced Testing Laboratory
• Therapeutics: Akebia Therapeutics

Key Facts:
• Each year, the Blue Ash Life Sciences Collaborative event attracts more than 100 industry professionals to address opportunities and challenges in a shared and innovative manner
• Life sciences companies in Blue Ash have access to Greater Cincinnati’s talent pool of 105,000 scientists, technicians, chemists, microbiologists, medical researchers, physicians, clinicians, health information technology professionals, and engineers
• Cincinnati Eye Institute is the largest private ophthalmology practice in the U.S. and is considered to be one of the world’s premier ophthalmic treatment, research and education centers


Consumer Products & Brand Development

Greater Cincinnati is BrandHUB, the consumer brand marketing capital of the world. With nearly 60,000 professionals, our region has more branding and marketing expertise per capita than any place else in the world. And they serve as the brand ambassadors for many of the most successful and respected brands across the globe, including Pampers®, Tide®, Jergens®, Folgers®, and Olay®, to name just a few.

If you have a consumer products company, or an agency, marketing services or research firm, you won’t have to look far to find top talent to give it a competitive edge. In addition, our central location and exceptional logistics network will get your products to their destinations more quickly and often less expensively than many other places in the country.

Our Companies- Partial Listing:
• Consumer Products Companies: Corporate headquarters of Sunny Delight Beverages Co. and J. Peterman Company; regional headquarters of Coca Cola; major operations of P&G Beauty Care and F&W Media, Inc.
• Agencies: Saatchi & Saatchi X; TCAA
• Market Research Firms: Strata Mark Dynamic Solutions; Qfact Marketing Research, LLC; Market Vision Research; Various Views Research; Wolf Group; Market Inquiry; Calo Research Services; R L Repass & Partnerships, Inc.; GfK

Key Facts:
• The region has more than 700 advertising agencies, marketing services firms, research companies, and freelance professionals
• Eight of Greater Cincinnati’s top 25 research firms are located in Blue Ash
• 200+ consumer products companies are located in Greater Cincinnati, including the headquarters of P&G and The Kroger Co. along with the Blue Ash headquarters of Sunny Delight Beverages Co

International

If you’re looking for a North American headquarters location or a U.S. base for your operations, you’ll be in good company in Blue Ash.

Our 30 foreign-owned companies are from all over the world, and many are leaders in advanced manufacturing, information technology, and product development and innovation. Together, they employ more than 1,500 people in Blue Ash and are able to tap into our region’s large and diverse workforce to fill any number of new positions.

In addition, the foreign-born population in Blue Ash represents almost 16 percent of our residents, which is the 4th highest in the state of Ohio. As a result, employees from other areas of the world feel at home in our culturally diverse city.

Our Companies- Partial Listing:

COUNTRY  COMPANIES 
 China

 Global Bio-Chem

 France

 Saatchi & Saatchi X, part of the Publicis Groupe; Sogeti USA

 Germany

 ARKU Coil Systems, Inc.; GfK; itelligence, Inc.; Siemens Energy 
& Automation; Voith Industrial Services

 India

 Axiom Consulting

 Ireland

 Actavis

 Japan

 Toyota Motor Sales, USA

 Switzerland

 Feintool; OMYA, Inc.

 The United Kingdom
 
 GKN Aerospace; Markes International

   


Key Facts:
• Foreign-owned firms select Blue Ash for their North American headquarters as well for their operations, including information technology, manufacturing, assembly, packaging and distribution, sales, operations, engineering, innovation and product development, and research and development
• To help foreign-born children and teens overcome cultural and language challenges, Sycamore Schools offers an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program 
• Ilmenau, Germany is the Sister City of Blue Ash and delegation visits to and from both communities continue to generate ideas and strategies to facilitate international business growth