Cincinnati Named Among Top 10 ‘American Cities of the Future’


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Cincinnati Named Among Top 10 ‘American Cities of the Future’

14 April 2017 - 12:00:00 AM
The City of Cincinnati was selected as a Top 10 American City of the Future by fDi Magazine in four different categories, including:
  • #6 Overall in Large Cities in the American Cities of the Future
  • #9 in Large Cities for Economic Potential
  • #8 in Large Cities for Business Friendliness
  • #4 in Large Cities for FDI Strategy
“The City’s focus on foreign direct investment shows that we continue to push beyond the ordinary when it comes to growing our economy,” said City Manager Harry Black.

Foreign direct investment, or FDI, is a strategy that the City of Cincinnati Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is focused on to generate innovative financing, helping to close the financial gap and bring catalytic developments to the local market. A strong FDI plan enables the City of Cincinnati to create jobs, fill real estate and infrastructure gaps, and open trade opportunities.

The rankings further reinforce Cincinnati’s visibility as a city well-positioned for global connectivity. Just recently on March 31, the Department of Community and Economic Development partnered with REDI Cincinnati to host an FDI symposium featuring key local, regional, national and international executives who came together to discuss the many facets and implications of foreign capital flows into the region.

“Cincinnati benefits from being located at the heart of the tri-state, but our success and overall economic health greatly hinges on the health of the whole region,” noted Director Oscar Bedolla.

A tangible outcome of the March 31 symposium will be a regional resource manual based on best practices and insights shared at the event. The report will detail the main forms of investment available, and emphasize the benefits for investors that have been priced or boxed out of larger gateway markets.

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