April 10, 2012
Cincinnati is going Big Time
Audience members listen to Mark Patton of JobsOhio
The Partnership, the economic development arm of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, hosted its annual meeting on March 27. With the Partnership's 2011 efforts resulting in 1,967 new jobs and $43.7 million in business investment, they stated that Cincinnati is going Big Time and they have no intention of slowing down.
Under a new "grow our own" strategy, the Partnership is focusing on consumer products and brand development, and five other industry sectors, or clusters, that account for high growth potential: advanced energy; advanced manufacturing; biohealth; food processing and agriculture; and finance, insurance and information technology.
|Cincinnati USA Partnership Executive Director, Denyse Ferguson presents Cincinnati USA: A Region in Motion|
It also plans to take advantage of the marketing expertise here in Cincinnati USA to help sell the region to businesses interested in expanding or relocating. Its annual report will be used not just to inform Partnership member businesses of the 2011 successes, but also as a recruiting piece to attract new businesses to come to the region. "We're becoming somewhat boldly celebratory," said Denyse Ferguson, executive director of the Partnership.
In 2011, the Partnership was named one of six official regional partners of Gov. John Kasich's JobsOhio plan, a new, semi-private agency leading economic development activity in the state. This designation has only helped the Partnership fuel the fire of growth for existing and new business throughout the region. With Big Time goals and pushing for Big Time results, the Partnership is looking to share exciting news and success stories throughout 2012.
View Cincinnati USA: A Region in Motion (flipbook)
View the 2012 Partnership Results video: