Strategically positioned to create, make, package and distribute food, flavors, candy, beer, spirits, and perishables, Northern Kentucky is experiencing high growth and expansion in food research, manufacturing and supply chain operations. More than 30 food flavor manufacturers, nationally recognized craft breweries, and distilleries are already located in Northern Kentucky, with global leaders located throughout the Cincinnati region.
With a labor shed of over 1.4 million people and more than 10,000 people currently employed in food research and development (R&D), processing, and manufacturing, Northern Kentucky offers both professional and production workers to fill the talent pipeline for food and flavor manufacturers.
Northern Kentucky also offers a comparable, if not lower, labor cost compared to other metros in the U.S., and importantly, a lower cost business climate than other metros that specialize in food, including Dallas, Chicago, and Atlanta. (Source: KPMG Competitive Alternatives Report, 2016)