Mason is proud to be the host city since 1979 for national and international players, coaches, and fans of the ATP championship tournament. We are a city of 33,000 people, and over 900 businesses with deep international ties in Mason’s 19 square miles. Mason has cultivated a relationship between tourism and traditional economic development along with public-private partnerships to make the City of Mason a leader within the Cincinnati Region. We have developed a reputation for being a family-friendly city that is committed to the continued development of our culture of wellness and the success of our business community.
Over the last decade, Mason has become home to international businesses, ambitious entrepreneurs and growing families. Mason attracts them all due to our intentional, intuitive service mentality and dynamic living. Companies like Procter & Gamble, Festo, Intelligrated/Honeywell, Noritake, Mitsubishi and Cintas Corporation have head quarter operations and major Research & Design centers here in Mason. In fact, Mason has one of the region’s largest complements of international business and these companies continue to invest and expand in our community. Currently, Procter & Gamble is in the midst of a $350 million investment that will make its’ Mason location the largest R&D center in the entire portfolio of operations. And, we are very proud of our tennis partners $25 million invested into the Lindner Family Tennis Center that will open this year.
The tournament is a big part of our success story as it brings over 200,000 fans to Mason each year to watch the world’s top men and women professional tennis athletes. The economic impact and global recognition for Mason and the region is significant. The event is just part of the repertoire of activities, programs, and venues that add to the quality of life for our residents and businesses. For ten days Mason is the world stage for one of the most prestigious events in tennis – the Western & Southern Open.
This year help us celebrate the tournament’s 40th anniversary in Mason! The event is especially poignant as we say farewell to CEO Elaine Bruening. Elaine has been at the foundation of the tournament’s evolution. Thank you Elaine Bruening, your dedication to the tournament, passion for tennis and compassion for those who helped make the vision a reality is more than visible with the legacy you leave behind.
The 40th year celebration brings with it the opportunity for strengthening relationships and renewed vision for growing the tournament and creating even stronger partnerships that will continue to invest and expand Mason’s entertainment corridor.
Enjoy the tournament!