Commissioner Denise Driehaus
Welcome to Hamilton County, Ohio – the home county of the Greater Cincinnati region. Like our namesake, Alexander Hamilton, we have a feisty spirit that has helped leave our indelible mark on America. You’ll see our strong Midwestern values- tough, hardworking, and polite- in the people that call this County home. Hamilton County is also a strikingly beautiful place bounded by rivers - the mighty Ohio, the Little Miami, and the Great Miami –whose valleys have created unparalleled vistas that surprise visitors expecting to see a flat landscape.
You might also say we are a bit of an overachiever, “punching above our weight class,” when it comes to our world class public libraries, children’s hospital, and parks – all ranked in the top 10 in the nation. Those rankings help explain why we were ranked No. 9 on Forbes' list of "The Best Cities For Raising a Family"
And when it comes to opportunity in Hamilton County - whether you're a longtime resident or a relative newcomer - everything you need and want is within reach. As the No. 1 least-costly location to do business in the U.S., (according to a study conducted by the audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG) it’s no wonder that Fortune 500 giants like Kroger, Procter & Gamble and Macy’s call Hamilton County home.
Bottom line is we are proud of the small towns that make up our big town county. They know the importance of the little things like taking the day off for the Reds Opening Day just to watch a parade and see that first pitch.