The City of Middletown is strategically located between the Dayton Metropolitan Area and the Cincinnati-Middletown Metropolitan area, with less than a 30 minute drive to either downtown Dayton or Cincinnati.  The federal government is expected to merge the two Metropolitan Statistical Areas. A combined Cincinnati-Dayton metropolitan with 3,052,407 people would rank the region as the 18th largest in the U.S. 

The City of Middletown Economic Development

Welcome to the City of Middletown’s Economic Development Department, where we roll out the red carpet for you and your business in the City. Whether you are an existing business, new to our community, or considering Middletown, Ohio for your next location, we are here to serve you. We work closely with city and community leaders to promote the economic growth of Middletown.

The City Economic Development team also provides assistance with –

  • Tax incentives
  • Demographic data
  • Site selection
  • Workforce development
  • Introductions to city and community partners

Bringing Businesses and Families to Middletown

The City completed and Council approved an updated Comprehensive Community Development Plan. Recent updates to thew plan include: community visioning, a downtown Master Plan, the new Zoning Code, Towne Mall Master Plan, and an analysis with recommendations for the City's housing stock. The last piece of the Comprehensive Community Development Plan will be a Development Opportunity Area to determine ways to best make use of local land.

These processes and plans have encouraged both new development and expansion of business in Middletown.  There has been $750 million in new construction recently completed in Middletown. AK Steel, our largest employer, opened their new Research and Innovation Center. NTE built a $600 million state-of-the-art natural gas fired power plant.  Kettering Health Network opened a $30 million medical facility at the entrance to Interstate 75 and is already expanding. Beyond the new construction, however, is an expansion of existing business in Middletown. Infrastructure projects funded by the city have eased truck access to major industrial parks allowing PAC Worldwide, AK Steel Research and Innovation Center, and  NTE Middletown Energy Center businesses to expand their operations in Middletown. Additionally, in 2019, a 612,000 square foot spec distribution center was built in MADE Industrial Park.

Contact our economic development team to learn more about Middletown’s plans for the future and how you can become part of them.