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City Releases Seamless Mobility RFP

17 October 2017 - 12:00:00 AM
Today the City of Cincinnati announced a request for proposals (RFP) to bring seamless mobility and personalized transit optimization through the development of a web-based, fully mobile friendly tool.

City to Aggressively Pursue a New Strategy to Bring Foreign Jobs and Businesses to Cincinnati

08 September 2017 - 12:00:00 AM
Earlier this year the City of Cincinnati enlisted partners to leverage current market conditions through a newly developed strategy to bring foreign dollars to the City of Cincinnati.

The first phase of this work is reflected in the report Unlocking the Tri-State Region: Foreign Direct Investment Strategy Report and a forthcoming foreign direct investment (FDI) resource navigator. Both were developed by the City of Cincinnati Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as part of an ongoing focus on attracting and retaining foreign firms and investors to the Cincinnati region.

DECD Releases 2016 Annual Report

26 April 2017 - 12:00:00 AM
The City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has released its 2016 Annual Report, which outlines programs, trends, and benchmarks for the department. Through enhanced department structure and an even sharper focus on customer service delivery, the department saw many wins for the year, further cementing the notation that Cincinnati is a city on the rise.

Cincinnati Named Among Top 10 ‘American Cities of the Future’

14 April 2017 - 12:00:00 AM
The City of Cincinnati was selected as a Top 10 American City of the Future by fDi Magazine in four different categories.

City Expands Advancing Diversity in Development Initiative

09 December 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
The City of Cincinnati Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Department of Economic Inclusion (DEI) invite local minority-owned certified small business enterprises to attend an informational workshop on Friday, Dec. 16 as part of its ongoing Advancing Diversity in Development initiative.

Developers Wanted: City Unveils Cyber Monday Opportunities

29 November 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
The City of Cincinnati is excited to announce new development projects and the 2016 Notice of Funding Availability.

DCED Leads Downtown Retail Action Plan

01 June 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
The City, led by the efforts of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), is releasing the results of a year-long strategic effort focused on retail businesses in the Central Business District (CBD).

Community Spotlight: Free Wi-Fi comes to Avondale

31 May 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
The Community Builders of Cincinnati brings free Wi-Fi to the Avondale neighborhood. 

St. Lawrence Square rises from ashes in East Price Hill

26 May 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
Features of the public space include a stage, lawn, paver-covered walkways, and a water feature honoring the five military branches. Community leaders intend to use the park for continual public events, including concerts, theater performances, farmers markets, holiday festivals and more.

CiTiRAMA® breaks ground in College Hill

03 May 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
Established in 1996, CiTiRAMA® is a partnership between the City of Cincinnati and HBA to provide residents with quality urban housing options through the construction of new single-family homes. Gershom Grove marks the 13th showcase of homes.

Historic Bank Building restored, celebrated in Madisonville

28 April 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
Ribbon-cutting kicks off business district redevelopment.

Gantry brings former Northside lumber yard to life

08 April 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
The project consists of three new multi-story buildings that contain 131 units of market-rate apartments and 8,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space along Hamilton Avenue. This development is the first large-scale new construction in the Northside business district in more than 60 years.

Coming Soon: Webinars and Trainings

11 March 2016 - 12:00:00 AM

Join the Department of Community and Economic Development for virtual training opportunities to learn more about working with the City, small business resources, neighborhood development and more.

Lower Price Hill Kicks Off 90-Day Blitz

01 March 2016 - 12:00:00 AM

Mayor John Cranley and Reds COO Phil Castellini joined community leaders from Lower Price Hill to jointly announce a partnership between the City’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) and the P & G, Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Community Makeover Project to collectively benefit the Lower Price Hill community. 

NOFA Continues Housing Boom in Cincinnati Neighborhoods

01 December 2015 - 12:00:00 AM
Today, the City of Cincinnati announced the 2015 Fall Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The NOFA provides developers -- individuals, partnerships, for-profit and non-profit corporations – the opportunity to apply for City funds to create exceptional homeownership and rental projects with positive and visible impacts.

City Seeks to Increase Opportunities for Diversity in Economic Development

12 November 2015 - 12:00:00 AM
A new government initiative is going to help ensure all local businesses have an opportunity to do business with the City of Cincinnati.

New Initiatives Underway to Encourage Minorities to Do Business with City

09 October 2015 - 12:00:00 AM
The City of Cincinnati’s departments of Economic Inclusion (DEI) and Community and Economic Development are each launching new initiatives over the next two months. They range from a variety of business-centric classes to meet-and-greet events to real-estate tours targeted at minority-owned developers.

Public Hearing Notice: City's 2016 Expenditure of Certain Federal Funds

05 October 2015 - 12:00:00 AM
A public hearing open house round table will be held at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The hearing is an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the City's expenditure of federal funds as it develops its 2016 Annual Action Plan.