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 MSA’s as part of the 2020 census. A combined Cincinnati-Dayton metropolitan with 2,950,285 people would rank the region as the 18th largest in the U.S. behind San Diego-Carlsbad, California, and ahead of Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida.

The City of Middletown Economic Development

The City of Middletown Economic Development works closely with city and community leaders for the promotion of Middletown’s economic growth. Through our One Stop Shop initiative, we serve as the go-to for all economic development and business relocation or expansion projects, gathering the resources necessary for a business and project to be successful in our community. New business prospects can meet with our City development team (Economic Development, Planning, Zoning, and Building Inspection) before, during and after the project so that the City can streamline Planning and Zoning compliance, permitting issues and construction inspections to most easily, quickly and cost-effectively gain compliance for new businesses with all city requirements.

The City economic development team also provides assistance with –

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

For information about Middletown, available incentives or to connect with our economic development team, contact us here.

Where We’re Headed

We are a community that knows who we are and what we want to be. The City is in final draft of updating its Master Plan, with elements of that process completed over the past year including: community visioning, a downtown Master Plan, the new Zoning Code, and an analysis with recommendations for our housing stock. An update of the Airport Master Plan is also underway. The last piece of the Master Plan will be a comprehensive transportation update using 21st century planning to move people most efficiently by automobile, public transit, bicycle and on foot.

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.