Cincinnati stands to economically benefit from climate change

As the effects of global warming affect the coasts, creating rising sea levels and more frequent, intense storms, the country might see a wave of internal migration as people and businesses look to relocate to areas where climate change is less severe.

That could turn cities such as Cincinnati into “climate havens,” boosting their populations and opportunities for development, according to a pair of speakers in a presentation on migration trends and their effects at ULI’s 2019 Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

To be clear, though, no place is safe. However, Cincinnati’s inland location combined with the fact that it is 500 feet above sea level make it safer, which could mean a population boost in the coming decade as well as new economic opportunities.

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