Economic Development

Whether you are new to our City or a long-time fixture of our community, we are ready to work with you on your next business investment. The City’s “Open for Business” Commitment is more that just words—it is a statement by each department within our organization to provide you with accurate and timely information about doing business in our community.

Middletown enjoys a rich history of innovation and manufacturing prowess. From its early days as a steel and paper town, Middletown has always taken advantage of its location in the heart of southwestern Ohio. Located between Cincinnati and Dayton, the City of Middletown, through its forward-thinking Master Plan, is again capitalizing on its strategic location as a destination of choice for new businesses and residents alike.

The new Atrium Medical Center and Premier Health Campus – Middletown in the City’s Renaissance District as well as investments from premier residential developers demonstrate a renewed confidence in the community and a desire to move Middletown forward.

Here are several reasons how you can find Success in the Middle and why Middletown is the right location your next investment:


  • Middletown has a population of 51,605 (2000 Census)
  • Cincinnati USA has a population of 2,058,221, ranking 25th in the nation.
  • More than 2.7 million live with a 60-minute drive of Middletown.


  • Within 600 miles (1000km) are:
    • 43% of the nation’s population
    • 41% of the nation’s purchasing power
    • 44% of the nations’ manufacturing
    • 54% of the nation’s value-added by manufacturing


  • Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Delta Airlines’ second largest hub, is located within 50 miles of Middletown.
  • Within 40 miles of hubs for ABX Air (DHL) and FedEx Ground
  • Middletown is served by both Norfolk Southern and CSX railroads.


  • More than 1.5 million workers live within 50 miles of Middletown.


  • Middletown is home to Miami University Middletown
  • One-hour drive access to 20 universities, colleges and vocational schools

Quality of Life

  • The Cincinnati USA region ranked as on the Top 10 Most Livable cities in 2004
  • According to Fortune Magazine, the Dayton Region ranks among the Top 100 residential real estate markets.
  • Easy access to world-class sports, arts and entertainment venues in the Cincinnati-Dayton region.

More information about Middletown’s demographics is available by downloading a copy of the 2000 Census. Detailed information on demographics and consumer spending is available for site specific locations through our Available Sites & Buildings.