There has been much economic development in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.  Now some are trying to get more of that business activity into the city's other neighborhoods.  

A two-day conference on that topic begins Tuesday at Xavier University.  The goal is to highlight the importance, and foster growth, of the economy at the neighborhood level.


The Neighborhood Economics Conference will be held November 17 and 18 at Xavier University. The conference is designed to highlight the importance, and foster the growth, of the economy at the local, neighborhood level, in order to enact positive changes in communities.

  Experts agree teaching children about money early is the best way to prepare them to make informed financial decisions as adults, but few schools have financial literacy programs, and parents don’t often talk to their kids about money. Patrick Burke, CPA, attorney and managing partner at the law firm Burke & Schindler, has published a new book to help children understand economics.

  Recent gains in manufacturing are helping power the U.S. economy, with the area of the country once referred to as the rust belt now starting to take on a new shine. Dr. Julie Heath, director of The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, and investment advisor Chris DeSimio join us to discuss the manufacturing sector and how it is driving the current economy, and affecting the financial markets.

  Cincinnati Metro CEO & General Manager Terry Garcia Crews and Director of The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, Julie Heath, discuss a new study giving high marks to Metro for operational efficiency, and plans for increasing Metro services in 2014.

Agenda 360 and Vision 2015 are getting ready to roll out programs designed at increasing diversity in Cincinnati's business community.

NKY Professor Emeritus Martin Giesbrecht's new memoir

Jun 28, 2013

Martin Giesbrecht is a retired professor of economics, having taught at Wilmington College and Northern Kentucky University. He has been a frequent contributor to WVXU over the years, doing commentary and guest spots discussing today’s economy. He has written a memoir, Before I Forget: stories and thoughts of a clarinet playing academic, and he joins Frank Johnson to talk about his love of music, economics and writing this book.