is strategically located in the center of the eastern United States between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, at the center of a population and market of 2.8 million people. The area features:
World class air service from two international airports within 30 miles of Butler County.
Eleven interchanges on major interstate highways with access to I-75, I-71, I-74 and Butler County is only 30 miles south of I-70.
An excellent availability of reasonably priced office, commercial and industrial space.
Ten Fortune 500 companies and 19 Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in the Cincinnati-Dayton area.
A total of 40,000 scientists and engineers live within a 50-mile radius of Butler County.
Butler County ranks 6th in the U.S. as the best metro areas for business expansion and relocations. With 10 Fortune 500 companies and 19 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Cincinnati - Dayton region, it ranks nationally as #4 in Fortune 1000 companies per million residents and #6 in Fortune 500 companies per million residents.
More than 2,000 area firms engaged in high technology and a proliferation of research and development centers, such as the University of Cincinnati's Vontz Center of Molecular Studies, are located here, so it is not surprising that Cincinnati attracts top technology professionals. Cincinnati technology businesses encompass: Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Biotechnology, Computer Software, Manufacturing Technology, Pharmacology, and Telecommunications/E-commerce. According to Corporate Technology Information Services, Inc., growth in high-tech sectors makes Cincinnati the nationís fourth best city for employment in emerging firms (biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and advanced materials). Entrepreneur magazine ranked Cincinnati 16th in the U.S. for entrepreneurship and first for "best bets for lowest failure rates.")
Butler County has a workforce advantage because of its position at the center of a population of 2.8 million. New employers can hire locally as well as from the Cincinnati and Dayton metro areas for employees with specialized training and skills. The Cincinnati - Dayton region has a large, knowledge-based workforce of more than 1.54 million workers. This includes 25,750 working scientists and engineers - more than work in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina - and a total of 40,000 scientists and engineers within a 50-mile radius. More than 51% of the population 25 and older has some college, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, graduate degrees, or professional degrees.
Butler County, Ohio is very much an entrepreneurial community. In the 1990s, Pacific Manufacturing in Fairfield started their business with 12 employees. Today this Toyota supplier employs 250 workers and recently announced a $27 million expansion that will create an additional 200 new jobs. here is a wide diversity of industry in Butler County. What in years past used to be an area that was an industrial center for steel and paper manufacturing is now a hotbed for consumer and pharmaceutical R&D, manufacturing technology, supply chain management, and healthcare and medical technology. The county is growing new economy industries, while its manufacturing and employment base, unlike other parts of the country, grew during the 2001-2003 recession.
Butler County had a low unemployment rate of 4.2 percent in 2004. However, Butler County has an advantage over the other areas because of its central location, employers are able to draw from Butler County as well as the Cincinnati and Dayton metro areas. Few locations offer better access than Butler County. With its network of interstate highways and major state routes, including I-70 and I-75, Southwest Ohio is ideal for transportation within the region and beyond. Available land and buildings are strategically positioned for efficient highway connections.
Butler's location creates a natural hub for all forms of transportation - air, road, rail and water.