Uptown Consortium Wins Cincinnati Award for Economic Inclusion Initiatives

The Cincinnati Business Courier, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Minority Business Accelerator recently awarded Uptown Consortium, Inc. (UCI) with the Goal Setter of the Year award at the 2019 CLIMB Awards (Cincinnati Lifts Inclusion and Minority Business). This award highlighted UCI’s partnership with WEB Ventures LLC around its economic inclusion initiatives, especially surrounding the Uptown Innovation Corridor.

Loans can help rural industrial park development

Rural industrial parks can get a boost through an initiative now being offered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The Rural Industrial Park Loan Program, or RIPL, promotes economic development by providing low-interest direct loans to assist eligible applicants in financing the development and improvement of industrial parks and related off-site public infrastructure improvements.

10 Economic Development Marketing Blunders to Avoid

Recently, while attending the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Annual Conference in Indianapolis, I was struck by the number of people who mentioned Colleen Walton’s blog article, “Put Your Freakin’ State Name on Everything.” People loved that article (and it’s edgy title). In it, Colleen points out the common error of failing to include the state name on marketing materials. One person told us, “That’s so obvious, but it’s something many of us forget.” Then he threw us a question – “What are the most common mistakes that economic developers make when marketing their community?”

Working Together for Success

Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Ohio (Oct. 8, 2019) – You’ve read the headlines and seen the stories about the recent successes in Erie and Ottawa Counties. From new investments into the region by companies like Mucci Farms and Northern Manufacturing, to mainstays like Quarry Hill Orchards, “business is booming” in the Shores & Islands region. But do you know the stories behind those successes? Why did those businesses choose this area? What caused them to stay and expand? The answers may surprise you.