economic development

Cincinnati officials are continuing work to update the economic incentives used to get companies to locate or expand in the city.  An outside consultant has spent nearly a year reviewing those policies and has provided city leaders with a more than 150 page report.

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Chris Monzel says the state of the county is strong.  The Hamilton County commission president delivered the annual State of the County address Thursday. 

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A large mixed-use development opening next month in Butler County is likely to bring customers from all over the region. The $350 million Liberty Center is located at the 1-75 and State Route 129 interchange.

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The new Incline Theater in East Price Hill is ready to open. The first performance is scheduled for next week. The $6 million project is being hailed as energizing the entire neighborhood.

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REDI Cincinnati's annual report is out, and the economic development agency says it helped create and retain 8,428 jobs in Ohio in 2014.

Regional Economic Development Initiative president and CEO Johnna Reeder says the agency helped "land 222 projects in 2014. That is almost 15,000 new jobs in the region and $2.8 billion in capital investment."

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Jay Hanselman

There is a new plan to redevelop the old Pogue's garage at the corner of Fourth and Race in Downtown Cincinnati.  

Final development details were worked out over the weekend and the full city council could approve the deal Wednesday.  

The proposal calls for 3CDC to build and operate a 925-space parking garage with 25,000 square feet of street level retail space.  

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NOTE: This program originally aired April 9, 2014.

NOTE: This program originally aired on April 9, 2014.

Cincinnati officials often get many questions about offering tax breaks and incentives to companies to bring jobs and businesses to the city.  

Council's Rules and Audit Committee got an overview Tuesday of such programs and the results.  

Jeff McElravy is the Interim Director of the city's Trade and Development Department.  He described the balance with offering company's job creation tax credits.

Jay Hanselman

Catholic Health Partners is going to build a new facility in Bond Hill and the decision will bring about 1,000 new jobs to the neighborhood.

CHP will be combining employees currently working at four different locations in the new 350,000 square foot facility.  It will be located at the former Showcase Cinemas site.  It’s expected to be open in the second quarter 2016.


Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley will not confirm media reports General Electric plans to locate its U.S. Global Operations Center and 1,400 new jobs at The Banks development.  

Cranley was asked about the issue Thursday during a press conference on another topic.  Cranley said reporters should write stories once GE makes its official announcement.

  Sporting events such as the Western & Southern Tennis Tournament, the Flying Pig Marathon, and the NCAA Hockey Regionals are not only big draws for participants and fans, they are also powerful economic generators for the region, bringing millions of dollars into Greater Cincinnati each year.

  The Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD) at the Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank college of Business tracks and analyzes local, state and regional business, economic and demographic information in order to provide a clearer understanding of our area’s current economy. CEAD Senior Director Janet Harrah and local financial advisor Chris DeSimio  go over the latest numbers, and what they mean for our region’s future growth.

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee holds one of its last scheduled meetings Tuesday before a new mayor and council take office on December 1st.  The group faces a busy agenda since many sessions in September and October were canceled.

The group is expected to approve several incentives packages that will bring new jobs and new housing to the city.