Community and Economic Development News
November 12, 2015
City Seeks to Increase Opportunities for Diversity in Economic Development
City Seeks to Increase Opportunities for Diversity in Economic Development

A new government initiative is going to help ensure all local businesses have an opportunity to do business with the City of Cincinnati.

October 9, 2015
New Initiatives Underway to Encourage Minorities to Do Business with City

On the heels of last week’s release of the Cincinnati Diversity Study, two City Departments are rolling out engaging training and networking opportunities meant to improve the way the City interacts with minority and women-owned businesses.

October 5, 2015
Public Hearing Notice: City's 2016 Expenditure of Certain Federal Funds

On Thursday, October 15th, an open-house style public hearing open house round table will be held at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The hearing is an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the City's expenditure of federal funds through the proposed 2016 Annual Action Plan.

August 7, 2015
Hand Up Initiative: Are YOU ready for your next job?

The Hand Up Initiative is a job readiness and job training program. An individual who lives in a target neighborhood and meets income requirements is eligible. Truck driver, construction, culinary, home care aide, and other opportunities are available. 

March 11, 2015
19th NEP Kicks Off In Northeast Over-the-Rhine
19th NEP Kicks Off In Northeast Over-the-Rhine

This morning on East McMicken Avenue in Grant Park, the City of Cincinnati and a crowd of supporters kicked off the Northeast Quadrant OTR Neighborhood Enhancement Program.

February 13, 2015
RFP: Hand Up Initiative - A Plan to Combat Poverty and Joblessness in Cincinnati

This Department is pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking consulting services related to job readiness, job training, job placement, transitional jobs, and supportive services. Additional details are available in the attached RFP. Proposals are due no later than Friday, March 6, 2015, at 4PM at Suite 222, 805 Central Ave, Cincinnati, OH.

January 14, 2015
Pendleton Welcomes Broadway Square

Planned to encompass three phases and approximately $30,000,000 of investment, Broadway Square will ultimately include 100 apartments and 35,000 square feet of retail and office space.

January 5, 2015
'CoreFour' NOFA Application Release

The "CoreFour" program is being launched as part of the City's Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The NOFA is a way that any developer -- individuals, partnerships, for-profit and non-profit corporations – can apply for City funds to create exceptional homeownership and rental projects with positive and visible impacts.

December 18, 2014
Announcement to Developers: 2015 LIHTC Local Collaboration Points

The Department of Trade & Development is excited to hear about the various Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) applications proposed for submission for Ohio Housing Finance Agency’s (OHFA) 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).

This information is particularly for those Developers seeking Local Collaboration bonus application points from the City of Cincinnati. To be considered, please submit the information requested to the City by Friday, January 16, 2015.

October 13, 2014
Public Hearing: Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan

A public hearing will be held on the City's proposed 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan/2015 Annual Action Plan.

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