A movement to establish Cincinnati USA as a top destination for young talent


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HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) is the initiative to establish Cincinnati USA as a top destination for young professionals to live and work. Produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, HYPE offers programs and  resources to attract, engage and develop the best young talent in the region.


  • Provide key events to connect and develop young talent in the region
  • Connect young professionals to each other and to their community
  • Build positive buzz and conversation about Cincinnati USA
  • Support local employers in their talent attraction efforts with recruitment resources that showcase the region


NEW in 2015!
HYPE Connections6-month program where young professionals, new and native alike, get an introduction to HYPE opportunities, make new friends, discover new experiences, and ultimately establish

Cincy Next | 8-month leadership development program for early career professionals (ages 22–30 approx.) seeking meaningful growth opportunities needed to advance both personally and professionally. Participants will polish their professional skills and begin building a solid network of peer relationships.

C-Change | premier year-long leadership development program for emerging leaders (ages 30-early 40s approx.) combining personal development with community engagement enhancing current and future leadership roles.

Bold Fusion | HYPE’s signature event and the largest annual convergence of young talent in Cincinnati USA. Young, creative minds come together for provocative discussion, learning and a common purpose: to connect with one another and learn how to advance their career, their company and our community.

Cincy Chat | speaker series giving young professionals access to the region’s top business and community leaders in an unplugged format. Informal interactive dialogues over lunch provide an opportunity to get direct advice on career and life from leaders in our community.

Recruitment Resource Center | HYPE supports a number of resources for employers to use in their recruitment efforts that showcase Cincinnati USA as a quality place to live and work. 

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Latest News

  • Introducing two packages to help you strengthen your connection with 5,000 business leaders


  • Join HYPE for lunch on May 19 with Michael Calloway of Chick-fil-A and Bob Deck of 4EG


  • 100 YPs signed up for the inaugural HYPE Connections. View the photos!


  • Great progress has been made by the Diverse by Design Action Teams.


  • WE Speak on June 24 will feature women leaders in economic development.


  • Tell the Cincy story! New talent recruitment materials now available.