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 2nd Quarter 2013

 

Diverse Local Economy Demonstrates Sustainability for the Community

 

Nearly 3,000 companies choose to do business in West Chester and be part of the community's diverse and sustainable local economy. More than 71 percent of these businesses are in the category of Professional Services accounting for West Chester's nearly 100 percent occupancy of Class A and medical office space.

 

ScientistBut there is more to West Chester's local economy. The retail/food service/accommodations industry accounts for 13.2 percent of West Chester business, 10.9 percent fall into the manufacturing category and nearly 5 percent in the wholesale/distribution/ transportation category.

It is West Chester's base of targeted industry sectors that fuel a sustainable business model.

 

  • West Chester is home to the largest concentration of life science companies in a single geographic area outside the Interstate 275 loop. Companies like Amylin Pharmaceuticals, AtriCure, Omnicare and others are part of a rapidly emerging and diverse industry that encompasses pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturing, and similar.
  • One of the fastest growing industries in the economy, information technology, benefits from West Chester's strategic location, capitalizing on record business growth and leveraging the community's location to reach companies in Cincinnati and Dayton. West Chester is home to an expanding number of these companies including E-Technologies Group, Contingent, Peak 10, iNET Interactive, and more.
  • Corporate office users flock to West Chester because of its accessibility and its community amenities including a first-class school system, quality affordable housing, restaurants, retail, and hotels. Companies such as AK Steel, GE Aviation, United Healthcare, and many others appreciate these amenities.
  • Health care has been a growing sector in West Chester's local economy since the opening of the West Chester Hospital and the UC Physicians medical campus. These expansive medical developments and the area's population have contributed to further health care developments including Precision Radiotherapy, Wellington Orthopedics, Proscan Imaging, and many more.
  • The Cincinnati area has the largest concentration of advanced brand design consultancies in the world, driven by the number of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies in the region. Consumer marketing has, therefore, become a target industry in West Chester with companies such as Procter and Gamble Manufacturing Supply, RR Donnelley, Rock Tenn, Model Graphics and Media, and Direct Options.
  • Manufacturing in West Chester is an advanced industry with operations in research and development, engineering, aerospace, and high-tech manufacturing. The community's access to six full interstate interchanges, its proximity to 54% of the nation's population and having 61% of the U.S. and Canadian manufacturing locations within a 600 mile radius, have drawn companies such as Procter and Gamble Beckett Ridge Technical Center, Barnes Aerospace, CTL Aerospace, Intelligrated, and others here.  

   

Office/Medical
West Chester Hospital   

West Chester Hospital, the full-service, 160-bed premiere hospital located in West Chester Township, announced plans for expansion with the construction of a second tower making it a 300-bed hospital. The new tower will also include obstetrics, maternity services and a parking garage. The $135 million project will take approximately two years to complete once plans are finalized and construction begins.

www.uchealth.com

 

Group Health Associates, a TriHealth physician partner providing Greater Cincinnati with trusted care in internal and family medicine, announced plans to build a new 50,000 square-foot medical office building on a 7-acre parcel at 8040 Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 (Beckett). The two-story building will be expandable to 75,000 square feet. Group Health Associates offers a wide range of quality health care services including many specialties. The project is pending final re-zoning approval. www.cgha.com

 

GE Energy

 

GE Energy, providing digital, industrial and power conversion solutions, leased a 9,117 square-foot Class A office space at 9050 Centre Pointe Drive in Duke Realty's Centre Pointe Office Park (Downtown). GE Energy Management's global teams design leading technology solutions for the transmission, distribution, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. GE is leading the charge to accommodate the world's changing energy needs. www.ge.com 

Technology
BBN Technologies     

Raytheon BBN Technologies, a technology and innovation leader, leased a 12,000 square-foot facility at 10008 International Boulevard off Muhlhauser Road. Raytheon BBN Technologies specializes in licensing intellectual property, patents, software and technical know-how that is developed in the course of performing leading edge research and development. www.bbn.com

 

ARC Document Solutions 

 

ARC Document Solutions, providers of content-enabled technology solutions and cloud computing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, opened a 15,000 square-foot supplies and service office at 4884 Duff Drive off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. www.e-arc.com

 

 
  Aztech Apparel 
 
Aztech Apparel, a California-based business specializing in quality custom screen printing services, announced it will open an 11,163 square-foot facility at 4729 Interstate Drive off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. Aztech Apparel uses state-of-the-art automated equipment for mass production, as well as having a complete self-sufficient plant with plate making capabilities for fast, affordable and efficient processing. www.aztechapparel.com  
 
  
  
  
Industrial
Buckeye Power Sales (best)   

Buckeye Power Sales, the leading supplier of Kohler Generators in Ohio, Indiana and Northern Kentucky announced it will relocate its existing West Chester business to an existing 15,000 square-foot facility while adding an additional 7,500 square-foot expansion at 4994 Rialto Road off Beckett Road or Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 on a four acre site. Buckeye Power Sales moved into its current location off Cox Road in 1995. The standby emergency business has seen a steady growth over the years and the move was necessitated as the number of employees has doubled. Buckeye Power Sales, celebrating more than 65 years in service, distributes reliable standby power generators for the home and business. www.buckeyepowersales.com 

  
CTL Aerospace logo cropped 
CTL Aerospace, a proud and proven supplier to both the U.S. government and major aerospace companies since 1946, leased a 4,250 square-foot facility at 10002 International Boulevard off Muhlhauser Road. Core competencies of CTL Aerospace include the manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer structures, isostatic molding, RTM, compression molding, filament winding, sandwich panel fabrication and metal to metal manufacturing. CTL Aerospace has three West Chester locations. www.ctlaerospace.com

 

Dedicated Logistics, providers of tailored, technology-driven freight transportation solutions, announced it will relocate and expand its existing West Chester business to a 97,875 square-foot facility at 6019 Union Centre Boulevard. www.shipdli.com

Additional New Developments

 

American Mortgage Service Company, specializing in mortgage loan origination, opened a 2,196 square-foot office at 8240 Beckett Park Drive off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 (Beckett). American Mortgage is a privately-held, family-owned company with more than 30 locations. www.americanmortgage.com

 

BiKEFIXBiKEFIX, a unique custom bike fitting facility that repairs bikes of all types, opened a 2,400 square-foot shop at 8781 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Olde West Chester adjacent to Mojo Running. BiKEFIX provides custom bike building expertise, speedy same day service, exceptional customer service and a great selection of complete bikes and parts. BiKEFIX is a place for the enthusiast of any riding style, or the novice that wants to learn more. www.bikefixonline.com
 
 

Cameo SolutionsCameo Solutions, a leading converged network provider, announced a 4,045 square-foot expansion to its existing West Chester facility at 9998 International Boulevard off Muhlhauser Road. Cameo Solutions specializes in providing solutions for the unified communications and contract center market. Cameo Solutions' team of highly skilled engineers and software developers are dedicated to solving the business requirements for its customers and partners. www.cameosolutions.com

  

Champion Elite Detailing, providing full service auto detailing and conditioning, opened a 5,000 square-foot facility at 9283 Cincinnati-Columbus Road/SR42. Champion Elite Detailing also provides detailing and reconditioning services for boats, trucks, RVs, bikes, airplanes and more. www.championelitedetailing.com

 

Cut Ups Salon, a full-service barber and beauty salon, announced it will relocate to a 1,630 square-foot facility at 8809 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Olde West Chester. 

 

El Toro Bar and GrillEl Toro Bar and Grill, featuring authentic Mexican cuisine, announced it will open a 7,515 square-foot restaurant at 7758 Dudley Drive in Tylersville Farm Retail Center (Uptown). El Toro's menu includes Mexican staples, such as burritos, enchiladas and fajitas, as well as many specialty dishes. This will be the first Cincinnati area location for El Toro's Bar and Grill. www.eltorobarandgrill.com

 

 

Employers Health, a national coalition of employers seeking to reduce the costs and improve the quality of health care, announced it will relocate to a 2,350 square-foot office at 9032 Union Centre Boulevard in Schumacher Dugan Construction Company's new two-story, 31,569 square-foot Class A office building, Centre Place (Downtown).  Through its value-based group purchasing, government relations and other member benefits, Employers Health is cutting costs of pharmacy and other services. Employers Health team members are experts in their fields-medicine, pharmacy, law and programs-who share their knowledge and skills with its members individually and corporately to solve today's health and wellness issues. www.ehpco.com

 

Esther Price CandiesEsther Price Candies, recognized as one of the finest candy producing operations in the world, announced plans to open a 3,495 square-foot stand-alone retail store at 8621 North Pavilion Drive in the Union Centre Pavilion development (Downtown). Esther Price Candies continues the tradition of old-fashioned quality using the same recipes that Esther Price herself perfected years ago. Today, Esther Price Candies produces about one million boxes of candy per year. Retail stores are open year-round or customers can place orders online 24 hours a day. www.estherprice.com

 

F.W. Marsh Energy Services, providers of turbine support, operation & maintenance, commissioning, engineering services, technical writing and training, has opened a 5,350 square-foot facility at 9786 Windisch Road off Allen and Crescentville roads.  F.W. Marsh operates a workforce of highly skilled, qualified technicians who provide an excellent level of service to a worldwide customer base.  www.fwmarsh.com

 

FastenalFastenal Company, one of the largest industrial supply networks in the country, announced it will relocate its existing West Chester business to an 11,200 square-foot facility at 8918 Beckett Road in West Chester Commerce Center III (Downtown). www.fastenal.com

 

FortilineFortiline Waterworks, specializing in the sales and distribution of underground water, sewer and storm products, opened a 10,350 square-foot facility at 9899 Charter Park Drive in Schumacher Commerce Park. Fortiline is an industry leader, distributing a wide range of water, waste water, gas drainage and safety products throughout the country. www.fortiline.com

 

 

Interstates, a single-source, design-build electrical engineering and construction company, announced a nearly 1,000 square-foot expansion of its existing Cincinnati regional office at 6037 Schumacher Park Drive in Schumacher Commerce Park. Interstates' control system company was built on the vision of understanding its customer's needs and delivering results. www.interstates.com

 

The Learning KitchenLearning Kitchen (The), a premiere destination for cooking lessons in Ohio, relocated and expanded its existing West Chester business to a 1,820 square-foot facility at 7659 Cox Lane in The Pointe between Dewey's Pizza and Graeter's Ice Cream (Uptown). The Learning Kitchen offers hands-on cooking lessons in its state-of-the-art kitchen, along with an opportunity to shop for unique items in its boutique. www.thelearningkitchen.com

 

MidWest EyeCenterMidWest EyeCenter, specializing in LASIK and cataract eye surgeries, announced a nearly 1,000 square-foot expansion to its existing West Chester medical facility at 8760 Union Centre Boulevard (Downtown). The surgeons of the MidWest EyeCenter are recognized as one of the most experienced teams of vision correction specialists in the country. www.midwesteyecenter.com

 

Norton Flooring, specializing in carpet, laminate, vinyl and tile, opened a 2,300 square-foot facility at 4579 Port Union Road off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. Norton Flooring carries a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. www.nortonflooring.com

 

RadmediXRadmediX, a leading source of the radiography industry's most innovative products, announced a 4,372 square-foot expansion to its existing facility at 10148 International Boulevard. RadmediX provides products and services to dealers and end users in the medical, orthopedic, podiatry, chiropractic and veterinary industries. www.radmedix.com

 

 

Stretch Physical TherapyStretch Physical Therapy & Total Wellness, specializing in physical therapy, massage therapy, personal training, acupuncture, nutrition and more, opened an 1,805 square-foot integrated healthcare facility at 4851 Wunnenberg Way off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 (Downtown).  Stretch Physical Therapy & Total Wellness offers services including orthopedics & spine care, fitness at any age, post-surgical rehabilitation, kid's fitness/nutrition classes, osteoporosis and fracture prevention programs, fibromyalgia programs and classes for seniors to prevent falls, build strength and live a fuller life. Stretch Physical Therapy helps patients at any level in their lives to reach their goal of living a healthy lifestyle without pain.  www.stretchphysicaltherapy.com

 

TCI Tire Centers, specializing in commercial tire sales and installations, opened an 18,240 square-foot facility at 9676 Inter Ocean Drive off Muhlhauser Road. This will be TCI Tire Centers second West Chester location. www.tirecenters.com

 

U.S. Tool Grinding, a multi-faceted supplier of innovative tooling solutions, opened a 6,700 square-foot facility at 8944 Beckett Road in West Chester Commerce Center II (Downtown). U.S. Tool Grinding specializes in integrated supply chain management, production cutting tool reconditioning, industrial vending, value-added solutions, information technology and project engineering. www.ustg.net

 

 

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