(Harrison, Oh.) - A battle for new jobs between Dearborn County and the City of Harrison has been won by the buckeyes.
Cincinnati Test Systems expects to open a new manufacturing facility on Progress Way in Harrison next Spring, brining 124 new jobs to the city, Harrison officials announced Wednesday. The company which manufactures test systems was being courted by both Dearborn County and Harrison, as well as northern Kentucky.
“We are very excited to welcome CTS to the City of Harrison,” said Jennifer Ekey, economic development director for the City of Harrison. “CTS is an innovative and growing company, on the cutting edge of their industry. They are committed to quality and will be a wonderful addition to our business community in Harrison. We look forward to helping them through a seamless transition and even more growth in the years ahead.”
Founded in Cincinnati in 1981, Cincinnati Test Systems is currently located in Hamilton County’s Whitewater Township, meaning the short-distance move won’t be a major ordeal for the company’s current engineers, technicians, project managers, and other specialized professionals.
A city press release stated CTS was drawn to Harrison because it is a growing community with a prime location in the greater Cincinnati region. Local, county and state tax incentives played a large role in the CTS’ decision, too.
“We are looking forward to the opportunities the move to a new facility in Harrison will provide to better serve our customers and continue growth. Many people have helped make this a reality and we are very appreciative of their effort,” said CTS General Manager Kevin Hansell.
Harrison Mayor Joel McGuire said Wednesday’s news is the result of a year’s worth of hard work and effort by all involved.
“We have been working hard to promote the reality that Harrison’s superior location, top notch services, and proactive economic development program make it a superior place for businesses to expand and relocate, and believe that the successful recruitment of a high quality business like CTS to Harrison is validation of our efforts,” McGuire said.