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Welcome to Realm: Spring 2024

From Brendon Cull, CEO and President of Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

by Brendon Cull

Even though winter seems to want to hang on longer than it should, it’s technically spring. There are signs of new growth everywhere: the trees in Ault Park, the daffodils in Washington Park, and even some tulips popping up around the neighborhoods I run through. And just a few weeks ago we found out that Cincinnati is growing, too.

According to the latest Census Bureau data, we welcomed 13,000 new residents to our region between 2022 and 2023, putting us in the top half of absolute growth of the 50 most populous U.S. metro areas. With that growth comes the need for new housing, improved infrastructure, and pro-business policies. This issue of Realm tackles all of those topics.

You’ll read about the Mayor and City Council’s zoning reform proposal to spur new housing developments to meet the needs of our city and to encourage even more people to make Cincinnati their home. You’ll read about how new developments in Walnut Hills are bringing a renewed sense of vitality back to that neighborhood, how restaurants can be at the forefront of new growth in communities, and how lobbying and policy efforts can encourage business growth. There’s also growth on the individual level. Triversity, one of our region’s largest construction firms, has a new CEO. Northern Kentucky University has a new President. And a number of amazing women have new career opportunities thanks to the Black Women in Tech program.

We hope you get to take advantage of one of the nicest times of the year here in our region. Go outside, enjoy the weather, and take notice of all the new growth. Things are looking bright!