Our team has worked diligently with our regional partners, including the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati, The University of Cincinnati, The Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority, and others to develop a robust strategy to increase foreign investment. This report is intended to build awareness about FDI, highlight our successful past and develop recommendations that ensure we remain competitive in a global economy.
Having a strong FDI plan will enable the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati region to create jobs, provide capital to real estate and infrastructure projects, and expand trade opportunities.
More than ever, government leaders need to take bold steps to provide confidence to foreign investors. As economic professionals tasked with deploying innovative strategies to foster development and create jobs, we know FDI has and will continue to play a vital role in growing our economy. We hope this strategy reaffirms our commitment to courting international investors in an ever-changing political and global landscape.
Our regional efforts to date in FDI have not gone unnoticed. Cincinnati was recently recognized as one of the top cities with economic potential by fDi Magazine. This award showcases Cincinnati’s successful past and our potential to harness a valuable tool to grow our economy.