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Business Climate & Conventions

Major Downtown Employers

A downtown address gives employers an advantage by being located in the heart of the region's thirteen counties with central access to the region's workforce. Downtown is home to these major employers: 

  • Hamilton County*
  • Procter & Gamble* 
  • Fifth Third Bankcorp 
  • Western & Southern Financial Group* 
  • Duke Energy
  • Convergys*
  • Cincinnati Bell*
  • The Kroger Company*
  • U.S. Bank
  • Macy's*
  • American Financial Group*

 *Main headquarters located downtown

Conventions & Duke Energy Convention Center

The Duke Energy Convention Center underwent a $135 million expansion in 2006, making downtown Cincinnati's convention center among the "best in class" within its competitive set. The Center can now accommodate 75% of the existing U.S. convention, conference and meeting market and boasts more than 300,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, 37 meeting rooms, including one of the largest ballrooms in the Midwest.

Duke Energy Convention Center calendar

Meeting spaces within downtown hotels

And this is just a glimpse at the information we have available to present an accurate and complete look at downtown's business climate. For a comprehensive guide to the facts and figures on downtown Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati Inc. compiles and publishes an annual State of Downtown report, in addition to semiannual updates. Click here for our publications.