November 24, 2015
REDI creates new business opportunities in Germany
REDI Cincinnati’s Janelle Lee, business development manager,
and Tammy Riddle, projects & business development manager, traveled to
Germany to make connections between the country and Greater Cincinnati. They
met with companies that make food for livestock, plastics companies and more.
They also led a session about how countries can create a soft landing in the
Greater Cincinnati has a deep connection to its German
roots. From hosting the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world to creating
deeper bonds with our sister city Munich, the region is proud of its German
heritage. This has been seen in the number of German companies already located
in Greater Cincinnati. More than 7,000 people in the region are employed by
German-owned companies, and one out of every six foreign-owned Greater
Cincinnati firms is German.
Beyond new business meetings, the team visited Mubea, which
recently moved to the region. They toured the facility in Dusseldorf and
learned about the company’s apprentice program.
The trip follows a successful visit with a delegation from Saxony who came to Greater Cincinnati in October.
For more information about Greater Cincinnati’s connection
to Germany, visit REDICincinnati.com/Germany.