In January of 2019, Cincinnati City Council requested a report from the Administration detailing city’s current incentive policies and an updated framework for reviewing incentive requests to determine what policy objectives are being met through the granting of the incentive.
In December of 2019, the Administration produced its Balanced Development Report containing a review of economic data, outline of development processes, review of development scorecard frameworks and overview of the City’s incentive programs. The report contained recommendations on Affordable Housing, Job Creation & Inclusion and Displacement & Eviction Prevention for further consideration by City Council.
In March of 2021, Cincinnati City Council adopted the Balanced Development framework or use in reviewing commercial tax incentives that come to City Council for consideration.
Balanced Development Priorities