October 30, 2012
Meet Cincinnati’s Director of Economic Development
Odis Jones joined the City of Cincinnati administration as Director of Economic Development in April 2012, and has plans to revitalize neighborhoods, and develop community businesses and organizations. Jones is the former director of Urban & Site Development for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. He also oversaw two Urban Fund opportunities in excess of $200 million as well as other incentive platforms such as the State Brownfield reimbursement grant, Economic Rover Grant, NJ Access Food Initiative, and the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit Program.
Jones has been honored as the “Public Sector Developer of the Year” by the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange, which represents the Columbus metropolitan area. He was also recognized as a Leading Executive with the Columbus region by Business First, a Columbus publication, and as a 40 and Under Executive of the Year in Columbus.
As Economic Development Director in Cincinnati, Jones will focus on serving as the primary contact for employers, investors, small businesses, and developers. His main objective is to stimulate investment in Cincinnati by providing businesses and community development organizations with the financial and technical tools they need to grow and revitalize neighborhoods around the city.
The session will be moderated by Regina Russo, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Join us to hear from Odis Jones talk about his personal success and his plans for the City of Cincinnati’s economic future.
Thursday, November 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (includes lunch)
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
$35 for members of Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and members of African American Chamber; $50 for nonmembers
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