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Welcome to Realm: Summer 2023

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

by Brendon Cull

What a summer it’s already been in Cincinnati! The eyes of the country and the world have been on us lately, and you can feel the momentum building.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was named the nation’s No. 1 children’s hospital in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, in recognition of the hard work and amazing dedication of its doctors, nurses, support staff, researchers, and executive leadership. British Airways launched nonstop flights from CVG to London’s Heathrow Airport, better connecting leisure and business travelers with Europe and beyond.

Taylor Swift fans from across the Midwest flowed into Cincinnati for two sold-out concerts at Paycor Stadium, which happened to coincide with packed home games for the first-place Reds and first-place FC Cincinnati. Every event went off without a hitch, and the entire region was truly buzzing with excitement.

We’ll be in the national news again soon. The Cincinnati Music Festival takes over Paycor Stadium July 20-22 and is likely to generate more than $100 million in economic impact across the region. Read more about the event on page 22. The world’s most famous athlete, Lionel Messi, is scheduled to play at TQL Stadium in August when his new club, Inter Miami, takes on FC Cincinnati.

These news-making events follow on the heels of strong momentum we’d already seen with Medpace announcing the creation of 1,500 new jobs at its Madisonville campus and federal funding being secured for the Brent Spence Bridge project.

Our region’s momentum is undeniable, and it’s leading to growth in population, economic activity, and cultural vibrancy. We’re on the global stage, and it’s obvious we are a community that’s investing in our future. And here’s the thing about momentum: Once you have it, it’s really tough to break.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and get ready for an even more exciting second half of the year.