Cincinnati and Hamilton County have cleared the way to bring General Electric's Global Operations Center to The Banks.
City Council and the County Commission Monday morning approved several packages of incentives cementing the deal. GE is expected to bring nearly 1,800 jobs with an average total payroll of $142 million per year.
The five-year lease includes five, 5-year renewal options.
Earlier this year some Cincinnati Council members and city public school officials announced plans for joint meetings. The second such session was held Monday night and another is likely to be held next month.
The effort is called ACES, or Alliance for Community and Educational Success. Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld was one of the organizers.
Not surprisingly, more homeless people have been seeking refuge from the bitter cold temperatures at Cincinnati's winter shelter.
About 60 beds are used at the Drop Inn Center and another 40 are located at Prince of Peace Church in Over-the-Rhine. They are available from December through February.
Officials told a city council committee Monday so far this winter about 600 different people have stayed at the shelter. That's the same number served all of last winter. The majority of them are males and range in age from 18 to 59.