Cat•a•lyst : a person or event that quickly causes change or action.
Our team of economic development experts is actively traveling the globe and visiting the world's top industry conferences. With your help, our goal as the Regional Economic Development Initiative is to be the catalyst for economic growth in Greater Cincinnati by sharing our insights and the latest trends while engaging our region to amplify the stories and thought-leadership of our world-class industry experts located right here in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Interested in being a catalyst as a guest blogger? Contact us at Info@REDICincinnati.com with your story idea..
An ethnographer and a software engineer discovered that there was too much social data for the ordinary person to use effectively. With help from Ocean Accelerator, this Greater Cincinnati-based start up is combining faith and business to create a new way for people - and companies - to interact with maps.
Faith, business and community mix at Ocean Accelerator, the only faith-based accelerator of its kind in the United States. Backed by Crossroads Church in Oakley, the program attracts more than 350 applicants annually from every corner of the world – and more continue to flock to Greater Cincinnati. So what makes startups at Ocean Accelerator so successful?
What makes your region different from all the rest? Having a regional positioning message - or a way to tell your region's story - is an important part of economic development for many different reasons.
Automation as the cause for the manufacturing skills gap is a common theme in recent news. But there is more than one piece to this story. Read more to learn what else could be causing the disconnect between manufacturing employers and workers.
REDI Cincinnati works with JobsOhio to make sites in the Cincinnati region more visible. Learn how JobsOhio can help your site get noticed by site selectors and growing companies.
Automation is one of many ways technology is changing the manufacturing industry - and it's causing concerns about whether the labor force can keep up. Two Greater Cincinnati companies have an uncommon solution to the problem.
White House policies, self-driving cars and new sewage systems - learn from the chief economist of PNC Bank and others how the events and trends of 2017 might shape the Greater Cincinnati economy.
REDI Cincinnati is always searching for new businesses and growth opportunities. As our CEO Johnna Reeder often says, to truly be competitive, we need to think about how the Cincinnati region fits into the global economy. As part of this charge, Andrea Enders, manager of business development and projects, and I traveled to Mumbai and New Delhi to meet with Indian businesses interested in moving to the U.S. We always learn a great deal when we travel, but these three lessons rose to the top.
One Greater Cincinnati school is changing the way the region thinks about work force development. The Northern Kentucky University (NKU) College of Informatics teaches students how to use technology to solve real-world problems via their virtual co-op program.
The Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III Upward and Onward! Award is inspired by a man who embodies the spirit, activism, regionalism and optimism needed to help our region grow. We are excited to share his story with you.
Medpace, Inc. has been growing since it opened its doors in 1992. Its most-recent growth achieved recognition from local economic developers.
Nehemiah Manufacturing Company is helping a seemingly unemployable population find – and keep – jobs. The company builds on an understanding of consumer products manufacturing to employ people who have a criminal record or a history or drug abuse. Nehemiah’s recent growth and its mission is being recognized by local economic developers.
Quotient needs the brightest minds and the best talent to remain an industry leader. Its commitment to growth in Greater Cincinnati is catching the attention of local economic developers.
Safran Landing Systems wins James A. Wuenker Growth Award at REDI Cincinnati's 2017 annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
REDI's special event manager shares her top tips to plan a site selector visit.
Ready to market your site? Here are five tips to make sure the right people see it.
Automation is changing the way automotive manufacturers make vehicles.
It seems to be an ever-present buzzword, but do you know what FinTech really means?
Regional company helps auto dealers change the face of car buying
By Vince Phelan, senior director, marketing, CDK Global on 01/30/2017
A Greater Cincinnati company is on the cutting-edge of the changing auto-buying market.
Technology is revolutionizing the automotive industry.
Greater Cincinnati is a logistics powerhouse because our colleges and universities know how to train skilled workers.
Looking for an R&D partner? REDI can help!
How to understand and amplify your regional assets
Fintech is a growing industry that could play a big role in the U.S. economy in 2017 and beyond.
Greater Cincinnati is home to two Foreign Trade Zones, but do you know what that means?
The skills needed to succeed in manufacturing are changing rapidly. Are your workers ready to adapt?
Greater Cincinnati heard the call for more large manufacturing sites. Learn more about the sites expected to go online soon.
Andrea Enders, manager, business development and project management, shares insights from her recent trip to the Gartner IT symposium.
Hundreds of CEOs from around the U.S. are coming to Greater Cincinnati to learn about attracting talent.
More than 1,000 founders are about to descend on Greater Cincinnati. Why they're coming and what it means for our region.
Ever worry about prepping for a conference? REDI's Cierra Clymer has three tips to help you attend you
Disruptive innovation and FDI were hot topics at the 2016 Midwest US-Japan conference.
An entrepreneurs' event is coming to Greater Cincinnati. Wendy Lea explains what it means for our region.
A nationally recognized accelerator is helping startups in Norwood
This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting regional colleges and universities that have strong logistic programs.
Eight stories about growing companies in Greater Cincinnati
When he opened his first store on Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati, Barney Kroger couldn’t have a clue what his legacy would be.
Greater Cincinnati has long been home to dynamic food and flavoring companies.
Recently, I attended the Area Development Consultants Forum in St. Louis. The two-day conference was filled with helpful sessions, but the most impactful discussion for me surrounded the future of office space, led by Cushman & Wakefield’s Sara Benson.
Greater Cincinnati knows its beer. Built by German immigrants who brought their brewing culture to the region, we’re in the middle of a craft-brewing boom.
A mill project bring development to Dearborn County.
Learn why an Israel-based flavorings company found its sweet spot in Greater Cincinnati.
REDI's Kimm Coyner is at the Farnborough Air Show talking about why Greater Cincinnati is right for aerospace companies.
Food and flavoring companies have a lot to consider when expanding or relocating. Greater Cincinnati has the right ingredient mix to create a successful business.
REDI's Cierra Clymber explains the difference among incentives, grants and loans.
Medpace grows due to available regional talent base.
Regional automotive steering company grows in 2015
Enable Injections announces new manufacturing facility
IncludeFitness makes it easier for everyone to exercise.
Airway Therapeutics creates protein that could help premature babies breathe
REDI Cincinnati takes delegation to BIO International 2016 convention
Top #StartupCincy biohealth innovators to speak at BIO International 2016
REDI's research and database manager shares her thoughts on millennials in the workplace.
REDI Cincinnati is sending a delegation to BIO International. Learn more about why they are going.
The 2016 Hannover Industry Show was a huge success for the U.S., Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.
A Greater Cincinnati automotive manufacturer celebrates another growth opportunity.
REDI Cincinnati celebrates Economic Development Week
Barclaycard US decides to locate in Hamilton, Ohio in 2015. REDI Cincinnati recognizes growth with award.
Ian Smith shares his takeaways after a REDI mission to India
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals found its home in Greater Cincinnati in 2015.
Considering starting your own biohealth company? Five local partners can help you test your ideas and build your business.
How often do you think about your company’s data security?
REDI Cincinnati capped off a successful 2015 during its annual meeting on March 23.
To remain competitive, economic development professionals should pay close attention to changing IT trends.
The co-founder and COO at Strap shares his thoughts about the future of wearable technology.