The City of Monroe's labor force is highly skilled and engaged as the population in the Monroe area continues to grow rapidly and regional educational institutions support workforce development.

The City's population grew from 7,026 in 2010 to 12,442 in 2010.  The City's 2013 (most recent available as of April 2015) estimated population was 13,061 due to 5% annual growth from 2010 to 2013.  A large part of this growth is families with working spouses in the Dayton and Cincinnati regions that choose to live in a central location with a strong school district.  With over 5,000 houses, a home ownership rate well above 75% that well exceeds the statewide ownership rate, and plenty of land on which to build additional housing, Monroe's population will continue to increase. 


Labor Market

For businesses, this population growth means that your workforce is accessible - your employees live in Monroe, or they are easily accessible within 20 minutes via I-75, SR 63/SR 4, or I-71.  It also means that your workforce is stable and dedicated to working for the foreseeable future - these are the employees that will replace retiring employees for years to come. 

In January 2014, Cushman & Wakefield conducted a labor study that identified Monroe as a business location that offered a business-friendly wage scale with a high number of skilled employees.

Cushman & Wakefield 2014 Labor Market Study



Educational support is another strong asset for Monroe. The Monroe Local School District has been rated "excellent" by the State of Ohio, and Butler Tech has been recognized as one of the top vocational schools in the state.

For higher education, Miami University's campuses (Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, and Voice of America) are all within 35 minutes of the City.  Cincinnati State operates a regional campus near Monroe, as does Sinclair Community College.  University of Dayton and University of Cincinnati are within a 45 minute drive of the City. 

Each of these universities and colleges has a unique story and strength in various programs.  Miami University's Supply Chain and Operations Management degree and University of Cincinnati's Operations Management/Industrial Management degrees are valuable resources for companies intersted in logistics support.  Miami University is consistently recognized as a leader in undergraduate business and MBA programming, while the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science is a world leader in innovation. 

These educational partners are ready to assist companies with workforce development through recruitment, personalized training modules, enhanced curriculum, and placement assistance.