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Economic Development Features

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Who says print is dead? Literary culture alive and well in Cincy bookstores

Greater Cincinnati celebrates its long history as home to a wealth of independent bookstores, each occupying a special place in the hearts of readers across the region.

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Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner brings signature take on financial literacy to Cincinnati

Stephen Dubner, co-author of the best-selling series Freakonomics, will serve as keynote for an annual awards event at The Economics Center, where organizers apply Dubner's approaches to Cincinnati-based financial challenges.

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Is Cincinnati's longtime struggle with downtown retail finally ending?

Discerning professionals are returning to the urban core in droves, bringing a clear demand for the charm and ambient luxury of downtown retail. Organizers hope it’s enough to support a comeback in the age of online shopping.

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OTR's Play Library offers toys and games on loan, helps Cincy settle into global sharing economy

In the so-called "sharing economy," everything from cars to clothes and kayaks are available to rent or borrow. OTR's new Play Library applies the concept to toys and games, with side effects that include more fun, less waste and a closer-knit community.

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On the Ground signs off, looks to new chapter for Walnut Hills

Soapbox wraps up its On The Ground embedded journalism series in Walnut Hills with a community celebration March 23 at the newly revitalized site of the historic Baldwin Piano Company.
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Economic Development Videos

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Inclusion that's worth working for

Starfire is celebrating another year of building better lives for people living with disabilities with two events this week, the Breakfast Fundraiser June 16 and the Story Soiree June 17, both at 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

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A fundraising video of reckless optimism

Cincinnati native Chelsea Koglmeier combines her experience in entrepreneurship and her passion for social good to launch Bikes of Reckless Optimism this week via an Indiegogo campaign.

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Cincinnati Design Awards 19 at the Woodward Theater

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler documents the 19th annual Cincinnati Design Awards Nov. 13 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine, celebrating the year's best architecture, interior design, graphic design and landscape architecture projects.

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Creative Enterprise: Resources to help you start your business

Six ArtWorks youth apprentices worked with teaching artists and professional videographers this summer to create three videos showcasing the resources and support for creative entrepreneurs in Cincinnati.

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Startup Weekend: A trailer

Soapbox has a preview story this week of Startup Weekend Women's Edition May 29-31, organized by the all-volunteer UP Cincinnati team. Here's a Startup Weekend video trailer produced by the UP Global network.  
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