Cincinnati In The News
Greater Cincinnati is home to 10 of this year's Fortune 500 ranking of the largest U.S. public companies, led by Kroger at #20 and Procter & Gamble at #32.
A new Pew Research Center study says you'd have to earn $14.13 per hour in Ohio to afford a two-bedroom apartment, $14.31 in Indiana and $13.14 in Kentucky. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour; Ohio raised its minimum wage to $8.10/hour this year.
WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" show did a segment June 2 about abandoned local church buildings coming back to life, the subject of a recent Soapbox feature story by Rick Pender, interviewing him, Cincinnati Preservation Association Executive Director Paul Muller and Taft's Ale House brewer Kevin Moreland.
Governing Magazine's June issue looks at the nation's larger distressed cities and counties to identify the steepest declines in public employment. Hamilton County ranks 11th, cutting 26.8 percent of its workforce from its 2006 peak.
The Atlantic magazine has a long, nuanced story about the long path the Cincinnati Police Dept. has traveled from broken community relationships to today's role as a model for community-oriented policing. "For a great many other cities, Cincinnati's imperfect present provides a glimpse of a much better future," the article says.
The 1950s-era drama Carol, filmed in Cincinnati last year, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this past weekend to outstanding reviews, writes Steve Rosen on the CityBeat staff blog.
The New York Times covers last week's announcements from Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra about its successful fundraising campaign and a new musician contract that will allow it to hire more full-time players, saying the CSO's success is in stark contrast to many other orchestras around the country.
Dwell magazine has published a guide to "the country's hottest design incubators," including Cincinnati's manufacturing-focused First Batch, that it says are helping independent designers learn the basics of how to scale up and boost the local economy.
Ohio and Cincinnati are both in the news for expanding citizen access to government data via user-friendly data portals. Ohio was recently ranked the #1 state for financial transparency.
Cleveland recently opened its first downtown supermarket in modern times courtesy of the regional Heinen's chain, and supporters of that city's urban renaissance are still pinching themselves over the transformation. Cincinnati continues to dream of news like that.
Jobs are moving farther away from where employees live, according to the Brookings Institution, which found that the number of jobs within a typical commuting distance dropped by 7 percent for suburban residents between 2000 and 2012 and by 3 percent for city residents.
The New York Times advises on how to choose the right university for your M.B.A. degree, saying that if you want to work at Procter & Gamble you should enroll at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, which has 172 grads now at P&G.
A feature story on the rebirth of three neighborhood markets in New Orleans, two as traditional food markets and one as a museum, reminds us of our local treasure Findlay Market and has lessons for neighborhood co-op market efforts in Cincinnati.
Soapbox Managing Editor John Fox, Michael Albarella from Nine Giant Brewing and Doug Newberry from Wiedemann Brewing were interviewed on WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" program about the March 11 forum on Cincinnati's embrace of craft beer as community development.
Site Selection ranks the top U.S. cities for economic activity, based on the number of companies expanding or relocating, and Cincinnati is third behind Chicago and Houston. There were 196 expansion/relocation projects in Greater Cincinnati in 2014, according to the rankings.