Economic Development

In the City of Fairfield, a leading business location in the Cincinnati region, The Field is Open for businesses to launch, grow, and thrive. Home to a diverse business community, the city strives to provide robust infrastructure and high-quality services that foster a pro-business environment.

Located adjacent to major interstate highways I-75 and I-275, Fairfield is an ideal location for manufacturing and logistics businesses. Our companies range from innovative research and development firms to major suppliers for the automotive industry.

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Fairfield is home to the corporate headquarters of Cincinnati Financial Corporation, regional staples such as Skyline Chili and Jungle Jim’s International Market, and leading manufacturers including Pacific Manufacturing and Koch Foods. A collection of small businesses—including unique shops and restaurants—complement our larger companies.

City officials and staff place a high-priority on business recruitment and retention efforts. We work closely with partners at the local, regional, and state levels, including the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, REDI CincinnatiJobsOhio, and other partners to support existing and prospective companies.

The city’s economic development programming is housed in the Development Services Department. The department is also responsible for building and site plan reviews, building permits and inspection, zoning administration, and comprehensive planning, ensuring that development is coordinated in a one-stop approach.

Learn More About Doing Business in Fairfield

You can learn more about Fairfield by exploring our website. Available land sites and existing buildings are highlighted in our Available Properties page. Demographic information, employment data, and our largest employers are shared on our Community Statistics page.

To learn more about doing business in Fairfield, visit the Utilities, Transportation, and Taxes pages. If you are considering an investment in the city, consider learning more about our two Opportunity Zones.

If you are opening a new business or want to explore assistance programs, visit the Starting a Business and Business Assistance pages.

You can also track development news by reading our quarterly development newsletter.

We Want to Hear from You

If you are a Fairfield-based business or looking for a new business location, we are here to assist you. Please contact Nathaniel Kaelin, Economic Development Manager, at nkaelin@fairfieldoh.gov or (513) 867-5345.