Workforce Development

Region Offers Easy Access to a Talented, Diverse Workforce

Great employees are an essential asset for any business, and our region's 1.5 million employees are among the best. In fact, they are one of the main reasons why businesses move to our region. From scientists, marketing professionals and engineers to metal workers and more, our region's workforce is trained and experienced in a number of industries that can give your company a competitive edge. These include advanced energy; advanced manufacturing; biohealth; consumer products and brand development; finance; insurance and information technology; and food processing and agriculture.


Employers have the talent they need within a 30-60 minute commute.
  • Middletown is located on Interstate 75, halfway between two other major metropolitan markets-Cincinnati and Dayton-and nearly 3 million people.
  • With more than 1.5 million workers living within 50 miles of Middletown, businesses can recruit from a larger workforce pool.
  • Businesses can draw employees with specialized skills locally, as well as from the Cincinnati and Dayton metropolitan areas.
  • The region has a knowledgeable workforce-56% of the population 25 and older has a college degree (associates, graduate or professional degrees).
  • World-class research and workforce development capabilities are available through top regional colleges, universities and vocational training schools.

Regional Workforce Snapshot

  • 50,000-plus scientists and engineers
  • 95,000 motor vehicle, metalworking and industrial machinery employees
  • 180-000-plus engineers, engine specialists, aircraft structure assemblers and specialists in precision production, craft and repair occupations
  • 35,600 skilled workers in chemical and plastics companies
  • 3,000 chemists, chemical engineers and technicians, and chemical plant and systems operators
  • 105-000-plus physicians, engineers, biomedical and environmental scientists and technicians, agricultural and food scientists, and microbiologists
  • 15,000 business process outsourcing professionals
  • 100,000 Graduates
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Southwest Ohio's vast network of colleges, universities and career development centers sustains the region's diversified workforce with more than 100,000 graduates each year within 200 miles.

There are 10-plus local institutions which graduate 1,000-plus students with various technical degrees, including associate, bachelor's and master's degrees.

Workforce Development, Education & Training Are a Regional Priority

Maintaining a competitive advantage in today's global market requires an educated and viable workforce. Southwest Ohio has nationally recognized workforce development programs, a skilled workforce, experienced professionals and significant technology strengths, including world-class research, development and commercialization talent.

The region's highly regarded educational system supports lifetime learning with a vast network of colleges, universities and career development centers that support the region's diversified workforce. The wide array of educational institutions available in the region partner not only with the academic community, but also with the business community, ensuring a variety of opportunities for students, faculty and business leaders.

Middletown Campuses:

  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Middletown campus
  • Greentree Health Science Academy
  • Miami University Middletown

Adult Workforce Development:

  • Butler Tech Adult Workforce Development Training Center
  • Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
  • Sinclair Community College Workforce Development
  • Miami University Corporate Institute
  • Warren County Career Center