Cincinnati's Emerging Economy


During a recent conversation on CNBC’s Squawk Box in New York City, Mayor John Cranley and REDI Cincinnati President and CEO Johnna Reeder discussed the movements, businesses, and trends contributing to Cincinnati’s emerging economy.

The two traveled to the Big Apple along with the Cincy in NYC movement – a seven-day showcase of Cincinnati arts and culture in New York to celebrate the Queen City’s unique aestheticism and personality. Cincy in NYC included performances by the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Ballet, and a seven-course dinner by Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel and other Cincinnati chefs.

Cranley and Reeder touched on various topics as to why We Have Staying Power, such as the city’s livability and the economic ascension of Over-the-Rhine, which Cranley dubs a “Bohemian heaven.”

Reeder describes Cincinnati as “the most convenient big city in America, because you have Everything You Want Within Reach.” While also home to several veteran fortune 500s, Cincinnati’s economy welcomes new entrepreneurs with budding startups, echoing the sentiment that Our Heroes Are Life-Sized.