Labor Market

Businesses in Monroe can access the labor markets of both Cincinnati and Dayton within a 30 minute drive time.

Labor Snapshot

According to a 2018 labor study conducted by Cushman and Wakefield, Monroe has:

  • Access to a large population base of more than 1,000,000 people and approximately 130,000 blue collar workers
  • Area strength as an employment center
  • Lower cost of living indices compared to several other comparative markets         (7% lower) and wage rates on par with U.S. averages
  • Projected population growth increasing (map)

Educational/Career Training Partners

Southwest Ohio is home to many universities, colleges, and technical school that specialize in a variety of industries.

Miami University, Cincinnati State, Sinclair Community College, the Warren County Career Center, and Butler Tech all have at least one campus within a 30 minute drive of Monroe.

Within a 60 minute drive of Monroe, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Wright State University, and Great Oaks technical schools are also options for career training. 

Many of these educational partners will create training programs to meet the needs of an employer.