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Architecture + Design

A wealth of creative talent puts a face on leading consumer brands such as Pampers, Reese's and AT&T. With companies like Powerhouse Factories, LPK, Landor, Sanger & Eby, LPK, Brandimage and Brandstorm (a division of Cincinnati's largest advertising agency, Northlich), Cincinnati provides the creative force behind many well-known consumer products and cutting-edge projects. read on…

Arts + Culture

Home to world-class symphony, opera and ballet companies and art museums that blend the historic (Taft, Cincinnati Museum) with contemporary exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center and our independent galleries in OTR and Brighton, the Queen City knows its art. For stage buffs, two-time Tony Award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Mt. Adams, Ensemble and Know Theatres in Over-the-Rhine and Cincinnati Shakespeare downtown debut classic and original pieces of work, while cutting-edge theater (Fringe Festival) and music festivals (MidPoint and Bunbury) round out the arts calendar. read on…

Diversity

With Procter & Gamble, Macy's, and Toyota annually making top lists for diversity and inclusion, and active African American, Chinese, European, Indian and Gay Chambers' of Commerce, the Greater Cincinnati region might surprise those who don't automatically think of "diversity" when the Midwest or Cincinnati are mentioned. Home to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the region boasts learning centers like UC's Center for Jewish Culture and Ideas, and a minority business accelerator founded by the Greater Cincinnati Chamber. Old standards like the Panegyri Greek Festival, Northside Pride Festival, and downtown's Cincinnati Equinox show we know how to celebrate our neighbors' diversity as well. read on…

Education + Learning

Cincinnati is a national model for education innovation. The Strive Partnership works directly with Cincinnati Public, Covington and Newport schools, and more than 300 education advocates, community funders and university presidents. KnowledgeWorks prepares students at every grade level for the high-tech, interconnected economy of the future. And three universities—Xavier, the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University—compete nationally with outstanding design, architecture, music, business, culinary and liberal arts programs, while other local universities and community colleges help round out a robust higher education landscape for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. read on…

Entrepreneurship

Starting a new business is easy, but creating stability, growth and long-term success involves planning and support. Greater Cincinnati is home to new and established incubators and accelerators that can help a startup thrive. Through these organizations, entrepreneurs can refine their business plans, seek out investment dollars, or hone services and products. These support organizations include CincyTech, Cincinnati Innovates, Hamilton County Business Center, Northern Kentucky ezone, Bad Girl Ventures, UpTech and the Brandery. read on…

Environment + Sustainability

From hybrid buses to designing buildings with geothermal heating, sustainable design and construction is a growing practice in Cincinnati, as architecture firms such as McGill Smith and Punshon and developers such as Miller-Valentine promote the concept to reduce the depletion of natural resources, help offset rising energy prices and improve the quality of life in communities and workplaces. read on…

Health + Wellness

Cincinnati takes an innovative approach to getting fit. The city is home to the leading wellness website Sparkpeople and health initiatives like Go Vibrant, designed to get downtown workers moving during the work day. And through its Empowering Communities Strategy, Interact for Health, a catalyst for health and wellness, awards Thriving Community grants to help organizations in the Cincinnati region transform their neighborhoods to support well-being and make healthy choices easy and affordable. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are also blessed with extensive urban park systems with miles of hiking, biking and blading trails that helped us earn a top ranking in Outside Magazine. And with self-help centers like Main Street's Yoga Row and the rise of locally sourced foods and restaurants, you'll find plenty of ways to stay healthy here. read on…

Higher Education

The Greater Cincinnati area is home to four world-class universities — Xavier, the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Miami Universtiy — which compete nationally with outstanding design, architecture, music, business, informatics, entrepreneurship and liberal arts programs. The region also boasts a strong network of community and technical colleges that are making strides to support the needs of today's students by providing alternative paths to four-year degrees and partnering with local high schools to better prepare incoming students for a college career through dual enrollement. The Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities works to promote higher education in the Greater Cincinnati area by sponsoring events, supporting initiatives and encouraging staff development. read on…

Move to Cincinnati

Topping nationwide lists for "most affordable," "best rehab market" and "most livable," Cincinnati is becoming an increasingly popular destination for both young professionals and growing families. Cincinnati has also become a choice city for entrepreneurs and small-business owners, thanks to award-winning startup accelerators and incubators like the Brandery. Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's HYPE ambassador program and local groups like Cincinnati Imports make the move a little easier for newcomers. read on…

Research + Innovation

University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are two of the nation's leading institutions for research into the life sciences, as their physicians and researchers seek new, promising ways to diagnose and treat cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as break new ground in the understanding of more exotic diseases. Entrepreneurs are pushing the medical boundaries at BIOSTART, a life sciences startup center that has helped 
clients generate $180 million in grant, research contract and equity investments.
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Talent

What makes Cincinnati great? The talented people. How do we attract more? Keep moving ahead and inspire others to join us. The many entrepreneurs and strong talent from all walks of life have made Cincinnati a champion for decades. That same can-do spirit exists today stronger than ever. Each week in Soapbox we profile the tremendous talent in our region. read on…

Transportation

By air, land and sea, Cincinnatians are connected to the world through CVG International airport, and new daily flights from Lunken Airport on the east side.  METRO and TANK provide the wheeled service that connects the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region together, but it's a long anticipated ground-breaking for a streetcar route that will bridge the Banks development, downtown, Over-the-Rhine, and Uptown that has Cincinnatians really talking public transport. Non-motorized transportation is making waves too, with a bicycle master plan that includes sharrows and cycling racks in neighborhoods.  read on…
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