Serving the needs of residents and businesses through job creation, implementation of public infrastructure projects, urban redevelopment initiatives and revitalization of Cincinnati’s neighborhoods.
Economic Development Division
Division Manager Lindsey Florea
Maximize the City’s impact on high-profile development opportunities. This team primarily works in the Downtown & Over-the-Rhine neighborhoods.
Division Manager Roy Hackworth
Enabling proactive, targeted, & transformative development to provide quality housing options for all Cincinnati residents & position the City as a thriving urban center with diverse housing options & supportive housing services.
Director Markiea Carter
In the spring of 2021, Markiea L. Carter was appointed as Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development. As Director, Ms. Carter is responsible for managing, directing, and organizing the department which oversees economic development, neighborhood preservation, redevelopment initiatives, federal HUD grants, and parking. A graduate of Miami University, Ms. Carter began her career in public service over 13 years ago with the City of Cincinnati, starting her career with the City in Community and Economic Development. She most recently served as Director of Economic Inclusion for the City of Cincinnati where she administered the Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Living Wage, MBE/WBE/SBE certification programs and Local, State and Federal prevailing wage.
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An Advocate in City Hall
We routinely assist business owners and developers in their interactions with city departments, as well as its boards and commissions, to facilitate growth and overcome potential hurdles to development.
Connections to Community Resources
Whether you need to find a pool of qualified job candidates, a new supplier, or assistance finding the correct state or federal program to help you grow, we can help connect you with the right resources.
We routinely work with business owners and developers to help finance quality projects. We partner with business owners and developers to secure loans, grants, incentives, or other financing tools to make your project become a reality.