After five years with 3CDC, Leeper keeps pushing redevelopment

Even as the economy has stalled, Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) CEO Stephen Leeper keeps building on the positive momentum the non-profit has created during his five years on the job.

Through projects such as the redevelopment of Fountain Square and the organization's work in Over-the-Rhine, 3CDC has invested $99 million, drawing $49 million in private investment and $19 million from the City of Cincinnati.

Within the next 12 months, Leeper expects to announce that 3CDC's Cincinnati Equity Fund and Cincinnati New Markets Fund have raised an additional combined $70 million to keep the projects moving along.

Described as "bold", "honest", and "feisty", 3CDC's board of directors saw fit to extend his contract to 2015, his second extension since April 2004.

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