The economic development team is dedicated to cultivating commercial development in all of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. We are focused on serving the needs of residents and businesses through job creation, implementation of public infrastructure projects, urban redevelopment initiatives and revitalization of the City’s 34 neighborhood business districts.
Serving as a liaison between City departments, businesses and development communities, this team works to provide financial, informational and technical assistance to businesses seeking to relocate or grow. We are extremely proficient in helping commercial developers, business owners, real estate brokers, and site selectors in navigating the legislative process related to their developments.
The business retention and expansion program is a top priority for Economic Development. Our team conducts business retention and expansion (BRE) visits with local companies to continue to cultivate relationships and serve the needs of businesses located in the City. The goals of these visits are to facilitate greater communication and remain connected.
Local Knowledge of our Local Economy
To get a basic understanding of our market, please visit data and demographics.
An Advocate in City Hall
We routinely assist business owners and developers in their interactions with city departments, as well as its boards and commissions, to facilitate growth and overcome potential hurdles to development.
Connections to Community Resources
Whether you need to find a pool of qualified job candidates, a new supplier, or assistance finding the correct state or federal program to help you grow, we can help connect you with the right resources.
We routinely work with business owners and developers to finance quality projects. We partner with business owners and developers to secure loans, grants, incentives, or other financing tools to make your project become a reality.