Cincinnati's diversified economy provides a strong basis for economic growth. The area is home to companies such as Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Chemed, Eagle Picher Industries, NS Group, Inc. and Omnicare.
Major exports from area companies include jet engines, plastics, machinery, computer software, paper and consumer goods. Foreign investment in the Cincinnati area is also rising rapidly as companies from Japan, England, Germany, France, Italy and Canada continue to strengthen their presence here.
Cincinnati's riverfront area is a hub of activity with Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Bengals, and Great American Ball Park, current home of the Reds. U.S. Bank Arena (hosting concerts, figure skating, gymnastics and basketball), RiverBend Music Center, Sawyer Point park and a flotilla of restaurants line the south shore of the river often referred to as "Riverboat Row."