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    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


    REDI lgOn 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

    For more information about the event link to this Prezi and check out our photos on Facebook.

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