The City of Monroe is the center of economic development and workforce trends between the Cincinnati and Dayton regions.  With direct access to I-75 at Exit 29, Monroe is the ideal location for companies seeking a highly competitive site or building with modern infrastructure and workforce amenities.  Master-planned industrial parks, regional shopping centers, rail service, buildings of various sizes for lease or sale, and land parcels ranging from 2 acres to over 100 acres are available. 

As Monroe's residential population has increased by more than 75% over the past ten years, commercial and industrial development has also dramatically increased.  Over the past ten years, the following major economic development projects have located in the City.

Commercial:

* Cincinnati Premium Outlets (2009) - 400,000 SF of regional retail space. fully occupied (Premium Outlets Drive)

* Tire Discounters (2010) - 5,600 SF auto service store (SR 63)

* Chipotle (2010) - 2,200 SF restaurant (SR 63 and Senate Drive)

* Joe Morgan Honda/Voss Auto Group (2010) - 29,000 SF auto sales and service facility (Garver Road)

* Lebanon Citizens National Bank (LCNB) (2010) - 2,700 SF bank (SR 63 and Clarence F. Warner Drive)

* PAWS (2013) - 8,500 SF animal shelter (SR 63 and Crossings Blvd)

* Speedway (rebuild - 2013) - 11,400 SF gas station (SR 63 and New Garver Road)

* Culvers (2015) - 4,200 SF restaurant approved by Planning Comission (construction expected Summer 2015)

 

Industrial:

* The Home Depot Rapid Deployment Center (2008) - 650,000 SF logistics facility (Gateway Blvd, Park North at Monroe)

* Hayneedle (2009) - 721,000 SF logistics facility (Logistics Way, Monroe Logistics Center)

* Blue Buffalo (2013) - 390,000 SF logistics facility (Logistics Way, Monroe Logistics Center)

* Cornerstone Brands (2014) - 650,000 SF logistics facility (Gateway Blvd, Park North at Monroe)

* UGN (2014) - 232,000 SF manufacturing facility (Exploration Drive, Park North at Monroe)

* Serta-Simmons Bedding (2015) - 400,000 SF manufacturing facility (Gateway Blvd, Park North at Monroe)