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The Catalyst

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..

A six-figure job, without the four-year degree

By Kevin Donnelly on 06/26/2017

Just about any conversation you have with an economic developer or employer will end in one place – the talent gap, specifically in advanced manufacturing. Learn what NPR podcast 1A had to say on the topic, and how that applies to the Cincinnati region.

3 reasons why there’s a manufacturing skills gap

By REDI Cincinnati on 05/29/2017

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.

Apprenticeships in Ohio: Addressing the Manufacturing Talent Gap

By REDI Cincinnati on 05/15/2017

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.

Regional manufacturing company changes lives through employment

By REDI Cincinnati on 03/24/2017

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.

Safran Landing Systems wins James A. Wuenker Growth Award

By REDI Cincinnati on 03/24/2017

Safran Landing Systems wins James A. Wuenker Growth Award at REDI Cincinnati's 2017 annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

How Automation is Changing Our Job Landscape

By Kevin Donnelly on 02/13/2017

Automation is changing the way automotive manufacturers make vehicles.