Doing Business Downtown
Reimagining Cincinnati's Center City

Doing Business Downtown

The Central Business District is home to over 100,000 employees and 11,000 residents, in a diverse cross-section of industries and organizations. As the leading employee base in the City, the CBD is the headquarters of six of the thirteen Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies in the region.

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. works with these partners to provide tangible results in the community. These strategic partnerships make our Center City affordable and attractive for businesses of all sizes and offerings!

Fast Facts by the Numbers

Click each category icon to be taken to our Downtown Development Map to view in detail

Total Investment

Current number of
hotels in Downtown

Current number of rooms

Total Investment

In Development

Hotels In

Average Lease Rate

Class A: $23.72   Class B: $16.25   Class C: $12.78

Office Occupancy Rate

In Development

Total Office Inventory

Current number of units

In development (rental)

Average Rent per
Square Foot

Rental Occupancy Rate


Total Monthly Parking Spaces

Average Monthly Rate for
Garages and Surface Lots

In development


New Retail Space

The Central Business District is home to the headquarters of eight Fortune 1000 companies, six of which are in the Fortune 500:


Kroger (No. 17)


Procter and Gamble (No. 34)


Macy’s (No. 103)


Fifth Third Bankcorp (No. 376)


American Financial Group 
(No. 421)


Western & Southern Financial Group (No. 479)


Find out what’s happening in downtown Cincinnati. Sign up for our weekly email here!