Cincinnati Innovation District®

From medicine to aerospace; from environment to patient care; the area continues to be the hub for inspiration and discovery. The Cincinnati Innovation District® is home to the area’s most prominent employers and research institutions, impacting the growth and advancement of our communities.

Institutions include:


  • 800 plus businesses located in the surrounding area
  • 52,000 employees within the Cincinnati Innovation District®
  • 5 anchor institutions located within the district
  • 100+ properties acquired for development
  • $25M invested in property acquisitions

The University of Cincinnati offers a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public, Carnegie Research 1 institution and has been named “Among the top tier of the Best National Universities”. Empowering students to challenge and change  the world through real-world learning, the urban university has inspired countless transformative ideas.

UC Health has a rich history in medical discovery and innovation and is accredited to conduct clinical research by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).  Researchers routinely conduct industry, investigator-initiated and National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored clinical trials (phase  I-IV) in nearly all therapeutic areas.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is the largest pediatric research facility in the country with over 1 million square feet of  dedicated research space. Cincinnati Children’s scientists are conducting breakthrough research to improve care for children.  Cincinnati Children’s is annually ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country, currently #4 in US News and World Report's Hospital Rankings.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second-oldest zoo in the United States and is perennially ranked as one of the top zoos in the country. The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered  Wildlife (CREW) and the Cincinnati Zoo’s globally recognized breeding program saves species through science.

TriHealth is an integrated health care system that provides a wide range of clinical, educational, preventive and social programs throughout  Greater Cincinnati. TriHealth’s vision is to be where people want to work, where physicians want to practice, and most importantly, where the community wants to go when they need the best quality, service,  safety and value in health care.

Bringing people together to create impactful change

The Interstate-71 Interchange at Martin Luther King Drive provides immediate access to the Digital Futures Complex . Located at the front door of the $80 million interchange, the Digital Futures Complex is a landmark on Interstate-71 and an anchor to the Cincinnati Innovation District®.

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