Economic Development Consultant – Request for Proposal – City of North College Hill

Feb 8, 2022Jobs

Economic Development Consultant
Request for Proposal

Deadline for submission:
Friday, February 25, 2022

Deliver proposals to:
City of North College Hill
Attn: City Administrator
1500 W. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231

(513) 521-7413


Questions concerning the following proposal should be sent by email to Nicole Miller. Her email address is


The City of North College Hill is seeking proposals from individuals or firms that are experienced and knowledgeable in preparing and implementing economic development plans for small cities.

The City of North College Hill was first incorporated as a village in 1916, then by virtue of its growth became a city in 1941. It reached its highest population in the 1960’s when the population exceeded 12,000. Since that time, the population had decreased to a low of about 9,300 in 2010. During the last census, however, North College Hill’s population increased to 9,600, for about a 3% growth. Geographically, the City of North College Hill is situated in the middle of Hamilton County. Ronald Reagan Highway borders the city to the north, offering easy access to I-71, I-74, and I-75. Additionally, Hamilton Ave, the main street which is the east/west dividing line for the city, is also one of the most popular routes on the Metro Bus system.

Statement of Need
The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to identify a consultant that can assist the City of North College Hill in evaluating our current economic landscape, identifying our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, developing recommendations and solutions, then implementing them. In this capacity, the consultant would be working closely with the City Administrator, the North College Hill Chamber of Commerce, and the North College Hill Community Improvement Corporation.  The objective would be to create a three to five year plan that can be passed by council as policy, and implemented by administration.

All proposals should contain the following:
1. A statement of qualifications relevant to need expressed in the RFP.
2. A resume for each person that is part of the proposed team.
3. Proposed scope of services, proposed methodology, and a proposed timeline for achieving the objectives.
4. A list of prior projects similar to this one.
5. Three references.
6. Estimated cost.
The completed package will contain the original proposal with three additional copies. The envelope should be sealed and delivered to: The City of North College Hill, Attn: Nicole Miller, 1500 W. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231

Additional Requirements
The consultant may be required to attend evening meetings to provide updates to committees or to the City Council. The consultant would report directly to the City Administrator, and monthly reports will be required.