Economic growth
10:08 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Port, Chamber & others relocating together

Artist rendering of Three East Fourth building.
Artist rendering of Three East Fourth building.
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Five regional agencies that aim to drive business and economic growth are moving in together.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (Port Authority), Cincinnati Business Committee (CBC) and the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC) are co-locating in the Three East Fourth Street building between Vine and Walnut streets Downtown.

The five organizations combined have about a hundred employees.

From the media release:

“The new headquarters building is an exciting announcement for many reasons,” offers Brian Carley, President & CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “Greater collaboration and easier access for business leaders and partners will simply make us more nimble and better stewards of the region’s success.”

The Chamber, represented by Cassidy Turley, entered into a 10-year lease with American Financial and will move into the building on October 1. Other move-in dates will vary by organization. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Laura Brunner, President & CEO, Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, states, “The Port Authority is excited to share an address with organizations equally committed to driving regional economic growth,” according to Laura Brunner, president and CEO of the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority.  “I look forward to the opportunities for enhanced collaboration.”

Matt Davis, Interim Executive Director, Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI), added, This move is about brokering more deals and winning jobs for this region. The opportunity to do just that by co-locating with these other business leaders and economic development partners is too good to pass up.”

Gary Lindgren, Executive Director, Cincinnati Business Committee and Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, said, "Our organizations are committed to the economic growth and vitality of the Cincinnati region. By further aligning our strategies and resources we will be better able to support these efforts.