Community Demographics

As Cincinnati and Dayton continue to converge, West Chester Ohio has emerged as the economic center of the Cincinnati-Dayton Metroplex, the regional commerce corridor connecting the two major metropolitan areas. This super-region, with two international airports, ranks 19th in the nation with a population of more than 3 million. West Chester Ohio ranks as one of the TIME Money magazine's Best Places to Live in America.

GE at West Chester Trade Center

Targeted Industries

These industries have been identified as targeted industries to help guide economic development efforts for continued growth and sustainability in the years to come.  For a comprehensive list of West Chester businesses by industry click here.

  • Life Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Corporate Headquarters/ Class A Office
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Manufacturing


Life Sciences

Though relatively new, the life sciences industry is rapidly emerging in West Chester.  Not only is this a rapidly expanding industry, it also incredibly diverse.  The life sciences industry encompasses pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, testing laboratories, medical labs and diagnostic imaging, chemical manufacturing, and flavorings development and manufacturing. 

This industry has been identified as a targeted industry not just because employees earn significantly higher-than-average wages and firms typically make large investments in the community, but also because life sciences companies have a tendency to cluster together.  By locating near one another, firms are able to symbiotically benefit from a shared workforce, advances in technology, and new scientific discoveries.  Clusters also help attract new suppliers and customers that decide to locate nearby for increased efficiency. 

West Chester is currently home to the largest concentration of life sciences companies in a single geographic area outside of the Interstate 275 loop, including:



IVX Health

Biomed Specialty Pharmacy

Membrane Specialists

Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy

Nova Health Therapy

Compunet Labs

Omnicare Pharmacy Division

CVS Specialty Pharmacy

Pharmacare USA of Ohio

HealthTech Bioactives US, Inc.

Precision Radiotherapy

Humana RightSource Pharmacy

Tennant Packaging

Information Technology

The information technology industry is one of West Chester’s newest sectors to emerge.  The recent development of this sector in the community is not surprising since this is one of the fastest growing industries in the economy.  Fueling the recent growth in this field is West Chester’s strategic location between the Cincinnati and Dayton Metropolitan Areas.  IT firms are able to not only capitalize on the record business growth occurring in West Chester but can also leverage the Community’s location to effectively reach the Cincinnati and Dayton metros for customers.  The Cincinnati-Dayton Metroplex also provides a customer base of more Fortune 500 company headquarters per capita than all but 5 cities in the United States.  Additional factors driving growth in the IT sector include; a shift in the manufacturing industry from labor intensive operations to automation, an increased reliance on information technology as organizations continue to turn to IT firms for expanding technology needs, and the need to maintain network and system security. 

Currently West Chester is home to many information technology related firms including:


Access Information Management

Gen IV Technology

Allgaier Process Technology

Guardian Savings Bank

AurGroup Credit Union

Harvest Financial Advisors

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Huntington Bank


Intermec Technologies

Clark Schaefer & Hackett

KEMBA Credit Union

CMIT Solutions



MiQ Partners

Commerce Bank

New Era Technology

Conexus Technologies

Northside Bank

Convergence Research

PNC Bank

Edward Jones

Prosource Technologies

Ellison Technologies

Republic Bank & Trust

E Technologies Group

Rite Track Equipment Services

Federated Insurance


Fifth Third Bank


First Financial Bank

Telhio Credit Union

First Title Agency



Union Savings Bank

Further Financial Group

US Bank

GE Credit Union

Verizon Wireless

Corporate Headquarters/Class A Office

Corporate headquarters and class A office users are an important part of West Chester’s economy.  Historically, the manufacturing and distribution sectors represented the highest concentrations of businesses but upon completion of the Union Centre Boulevard Interchange in 1997, the local economy began to diversify to include corporate headquarters and class A office users. 

Corporate executives and salaried professionals earn higher-than-average wages and have disposable income that is spent in the community, supporting the restaurant and retail industries.  Another key characteristic of this industry is that they attract professional and business service sector companies.  Professional, business, and financial services establish themselves in close proximity to corporate headquarters. This is important because professional, business, and financial services is one of the fastest growing industries and represents significant job creation opportunities.

West Chester’s prime location in the heart of the Cincinnati Dayton Metroplex and abundant community amenities including a first class public school system, quality affordable housing, restaurants, retail, and hotels will help continue to attract corporate office users. 

Existing corporate headquarters and Class A office users include:



McCaslin, Imbus & McCaslin

Arbor Homes

Midwest Filtration


Millikin & Fitton

Besse Medical

MVAH Partners

Bunnell Electric

Nationwide Insurance

Clark Reder Engineering

Northern Cincinnati Foundation


Ohio Eagle Distributing

Cleveland Cliffs

Paper Products Company

Coldwell Banker West Shell

Phelan Insurance Agency

Contech Engineered Services

Pilot Chemical

Convergence Research

Planes Companies

Crescent Park

Prodigy Title Agency

Edward Jones

Progressive Insurance

Electronic Merchant Systems

RE/MAX Preferred Group

E Technologies Group

Republic Wire


Ripple Junction

Farmers Insurance

RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders

Federated Mutual Insurance

Rite Track Equipment Services

Frost Brown Todd

Ruthman Companies

GE Aviation

Ryan Homes/NVR

Harvest Financial Advisors

Scheeler Financial Group

KEMBA Credit Union

Schumacher Dugan Construction



Kingsgate Transportation

Shepherd Color Company

Kleem, Inc.

Skidmore Sales & Distributing

Kleingers Group


Kosei North America

Star Manufacturing

Lampe Law Office


Liberty Mutual Insurance

Taylor Logistics

Lithko Contracting

Tennant Packaging


Wieland Builders

Marubeni-Itochu Steel America



In recent years, West Chester has experienced significant growth in the healthcare industry.  West Chester’s population density has made the community a prime target for the healthcare field.  The growth of the healthcare industry began when UC Physicians invested $100 million to construct a new medical campus in the community to expand its medical services group to northern Cincinnati and southern Dayton.  More recently, the region’s first new hospital in 25 years opened in West Chester immediately adjacent to the UC Physicians facility creating a full-service medical campus.  These expansive medical developments have significantly contributed to the construction of ancillary healthcare offices further defining West Chester as a regional focal point for medical and healthcare services.

This sector is important for several reasons, such as, access to healthcare improves the quality of life for residents, it is resistant to economic recessions, and one out of every nine jobs in the U.S. is supported by the healthcare industry. 

Key healthcare providers include:


ABC Pediatric Therapy

Liberty Eye Care

Advanced Therapy Center at Chesterwood Village

Lifestyle Chiropractic

Advantage RN

Mayfield Brain & Spine

Affinity Care of Ohio

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Afinia Dental

Meuselbach Family Dental

Agiliti Health

NeeOo W. Chin, M.D.

American Family Care (AFC)

Nova Health Therapy

Apex Clinicare

OBGYN Associates

Athletico Physical Therapy

OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Pacific Dental Services

Beckett Springs Hospital

Precision Radiotherapy

Bonomo Periodontics

Proscan Imaging

Dayton Children’s Kids Express


Dermatology & Skin Care Associates

Suncrest Hospice

DeVita Healthcare Partners

Tri-Health/Group Health Associates

Donald Martens & Sons Ambulance Service

UC Physicians Group

Empire Dental Specialty Group

Village Pediatric Dentistry

Focal Pointe Eye Care

Vital Care of West Chester

Hickman Orthodontics

WellNow Urgent Care


Wellington Orthopedics

Hondros Nursing College

West Chester Family Dentistry

Hoxworth Blood Center

West Chester Hospital/UC Health

IVX Health

West Chester Pediatric Dentistry

Consumer Marketing

Consumer marketing has been identified as a targeted industry because of West Chester’s proximity to the City of Cincinnati and the emphasis placed on further developing this cluster by the State of Ohio.  According to the Cincinnati USA Regional Partnership for Economic Development, the Cincinnati area has the largest concentration of advanced brand design consultancies in the world.  Driving the establishment of this industry is the significant number of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 company headquarters in the region.  Another key factor motivating growth is that consumer branding/marketing is not truly an industry but rather a business function that crosses all industries.  Every company has a need to market the good or service it is able to provide to capture its share of the market or to reposition itself against competition. 

Currently, West Chester is home to many companies engaged in the consumer branding industry, such as: 



Model Graphics and Media


On-Shelf Marketing Group (OSMG)

Cornerstone Brands

Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Supply

Direct Options

RR Donnelley




West Rock


West Chester’s prime location along Interstate 75 between Cincinnati and Dayton, with immediate access to six full interstate interchanges, makes it a highly desirable location for manufacturing firms.  Other important factors contributing to manufacturing growth are West Chester’s proximity to 54% of the nation’s population and 61% of all U.S. and Canadian manufacturing locations within a 600 mile radius which is equivalent to one day’s drive. 

This industry is important to the long term success of the community because it creates jobs and most jobs, directly or indirectly, are dependent upon the manufacturing sector.  According to the Economic Policy Institute, each manufacturing job supports almost three other jobs in the economy.  Additionally, this sector pays above average wages 

West Chester has a strong manufacturing base that continues to grow and is home to a wide variety of successful companies operating under this broad industry.  Recently, West Chester’s manufacturing base has evolved toward a more advanced manufacturing industry with operations in research and development, engineering, aerospace, and high-tech manufacturing.  

 Notable manufacturing companies include:


Ace Sanitary


Anest Iwata

Package Design & Manufacturing (PDM)

APTech Group

Phoenix Door Systems


Planterra Foods

Atlas Machine & Supply





Powersonic Industries

Bison USA Corp.


BOW Robotics

Procter & Gamble

Cincinnati Stoneworks

O’Gara Group

Clark Dietrich


C-Tech Industries

Reading Rock

Denso Robotics

Republic Wire


Ripple Junction


Rite Track Equipment Services

Fameccanica North America

Rockwell Automation

Full Range Rehab

Schneider Electric

GE Additive

Sedeco USA

Georgia Pacific

Shepherd Color Company


Star Manufacturing


Stolle Milk Biologics

Harmon, Inc.



Sugar Creek Packaging



Industrial Sorting Services

TK America

Industrial Tube & Steel

Tokin America Corporation



KAO Brands


KC Robotics

Valco Melton

Kyotoseiko America

Vasantha North America

Magnum Piering HQ

VisTech Manufacturing Solutions

Midwest Filtration

YKK AP America

Northrup-Grumman (Xetron)

Yuasa International