June 17, 2014
REDI annual event recap; P&G announces support
REDI Cincinnati celebrates 2013 and beyond at annual meeting, announces new Executive Board and brand
On June 10th REDI Cincinnati hosted 150 of the top business leaders, economic development professionals and investors for their annual event. The event aimed at recapping the 2013 results of the former Cincinnati USA Partnership for Economic Development as well as looking ahead to what REDI plans for 2014.
In the last 17 months, the group has been responsible for the development of 5,693 new jobs, retaining 10,613 more and the creation of $476,536,795 in capital investment in 64 closed projects.
REDI Cincinnati also announced the members of their Executive Board and their logo and website were unveiled.
As of June 1, REDI Cincinnati and the group’s community partners have created 2,471 new jobs, retained 3,011 more jobs, and created $131M in capital investment in 2014.
“I’m very pleased with our fast start this year, and firmly believe that’s an early sign of what enhanced collaboration can do between our team, JobsOhio, our community partners and investors,” said Johnna Reeder, President & CEO of REDI Cincinnati. Reeder began her role with REDI Cincinnati on May 1. “The GE announcement earlier this year grabbed many of the headlines, but we are repeatedly producing significant results with companies of all sizes, because every job and every dollar matter to our region,” she added.
REDI's Executive Board members:
Tom Williams President & CEO NA Properties
John Barrett Chairman/President/ CEO Western & Southern Financial Group
Kay Geiger Regional President, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky PNC Financial Services Group
Brian Hodgett Director, Ohio Government and Community Affairs Procter & Gamble
Mark Patton Managing Director JobsOhio
Bill Robinson Partner Frost Brown Todd
John Cranley Mayor City of Cincinnati
Jim Henning State President - Ohio & Kentucky Duke Energy
Brian Carley President & CEO Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Scott Robertson President The RCF Group
Chris Monzel President Hamilton County Commission
Ed Jackson President The Karpos Group
Gary Lindgren Executive Director Cincinnati Business Committee
Mel Gravely President & CEO TriVersity Construction
Johnna Reeder President & CEO REDI Cincinnati.
P&G made the announcement of their commitment to REDI Cincinnati with a $1 million investment into REDI over the next three years. To read more, click here.
The website for REDI Cincinnati also launched on June 10th. The new site includes a map room, team bios, RSS feeds and industry-specific information. Visit the site to learn more at REDIcincinnati.com
For more information about the event link to this Prezi and check out our photos on Facebook.