Metropolitan Area Profile
- Cincinnati—On the Path to Recovery
- Cincinnati’s economy is recovering at about the same pace as the nation’s, but faster than Ohio’s. The metro area seems well poised to continue its recovery, thanks to heavy shares of employment in marketing, healthcare, aerospace manufacturing, and auto parts, industries that are experiencing strong growth. The area’s educated workforce is another advantage for continued growth: average educational attainment is higher here than in the state or nation. Challenges include adjusting to recent and future cuts in government payrolls and declines in manufacturing and construction employment.