Located in the heart of the Midwest, Cincinnati, Ohio is host to a variety of industries such as manufacturing, logistics and service. It is also home to the world's largest supermarket chain, Kroger, as well as the headquarters of major companies such as Proctor & Gamble (P&G) and Macy's Inc.
Cincinnati, originally the center of the meat processing industry, was later developed as an important crossroads for steamboat traffic. Air and rail transportation to nearby cities such as Chicago and St. Louis is growing. Though it is no longer the number one city in the region, it is one of the most important cultural, economic and historic places of interest in the Midwest.
Additionally, Cincinnati borders on Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, an entire span of area called Greater Cincinnati, and is part of the Great Lakes Metropolitan Area
The nearest International Airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport is famous for being not only a major hub for Delta, but a super-hub for DHL. Located in the northern part of Kentucky, it is an important player in ferrying both passengers and cargo alike. Because much of Ohio's public transportation is situated around buses, private vehicles are not essential in daily life.
Cincinnati's climate is comparitively warm, much like Japan's Kanto region. Winter can be fairly chilly, with temperatures dropping below freezing. While rain and snow falls are not an uncommon occurence, natural disasters like hurricanes and the like are particularly rare. Spring and Fall are the most comfortable seasons. One can enjoy the full range of seasons in Cincinnati.
Because of the large number of European immigrants, there are many European themed events and cuisine to be experienced within Cincinnati. Cincinnati's culinary pride and joy is none other than Cincinnati Chili, a dish made from seafood, spicy meat sauce, and spaghetti. Goetta, a type of German sausage is also very popular. Every year, Oktoberfest, an annual festival that draws in tourists from all over the globe, is hosted in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati is at the heart of the automotive manufactoring industry. In recent years, many automotive corporations have taken on full production roles, putting a damper on automotive parts makers who have supported that industry in the past. In order to meet the growing volume of production, expansion of plants and facilities is booming, and consequently the need for employees has risen.
The need has risen not only for engineers, but for those in sales support and related fields as well. In order to attract skilled and talented, bilingual workers, there are many Japanese corporations who will sponsor the visas of those willing to work in these fields. Because of the demand for high quality talent, it is said that the average salary in this area is relatively high. This, combined with the low cost of living, lead many to believe that Cincinnati is a very comfortable place to live.