January 28, 2014
Partnership Cluster updates, ED 101 Forum
The Cincinnati USA Partnership for Economic Development continues to create buzz around the positive momentum happening in the Cincinnati USA region.
Adam Singer, BioHealth cluster director for the Cincinnati USA Partnership, is no stranger to the medical field. With over a decade of experience in medical devices, Adam has worked at companies such as Abbott and Stryker before starting his own devices company, and worked in partnerships extensively with nationally recognized hospitals like Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and U.C.
Singer was most recently featured in a spotlight article in Business Xpansion Journal to discuss the BioHealth expertise in the region. Visit their website to view the story Cincinnati: Ongoing Success is in its DNA.
Trevor Hamilton, Vice President of Economic Development and cluster director for Advanced Manufacturing attended the Automotive News World Congress and the North American International Auto Show January 14-16, 2014 in Detroit. The Automotive News World Congress gathers 1,000 attendees to hear the industry's top executives share their outlook on the state of the industry and their strategies to manage ongoing global challenges and growth opportunities. The North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place. Both venues provide excellent opportunities to meet one-on-one with automotive executives to promote the Cincinnati USA region. There are 130 automotive related companies located in greater Cincinnati, including the U.S. headquarters of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. and parts suppliers such as ThyssenKrupp Bilstein (Hamilton, OH) and Mubea (Florence, KY) have announced expansion projects last year and, in 2014, the Cincinnati USA region is expecting continued growth in manufacturing resulting from a rebounding automotive sector in the U.S.
Over 200 of the region’s business leaders, economic development professionals, government officials and more convened at the Sharonville Convention Center Jan. 23 for the First Annual Regional Economic Development – 101 Forum. Guests attended various break-out sessions and listened to keynote speakers talk about the trends of economic development and the strengths and opportunities of the Cincinnati USA region. They learned that Cincinnati USA doesn’t have a bad reputation; it's lacking a reputation. The region needs to amplify its message to get on the radar of those who are making the decisions to create new jobs. This is crucial to the region, and the Partnership is working hard to create a stronger branding message around the globe in 2014.
Visit the Chamber's Facebook page to view pictures of the event.
For information on future updates and events, follow the Cincinnati USA Partnership on Twitter at @GrowCincyUSA or on Facebook.