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Cincinnati’s Innovation District names 14-member blue ribbon advisory council

The folks in Cincinnati understand the importance of getting the top leaders in the business community involved in and supportive of their big idea.

The Cincinnati Innovation District (CID), an ecosystem anchored by University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, has tapped a 14-member group of local, state and national business leaders to join its inaugural advisory council. All advisory council members have a connection to Cincinnati and Ohio and include local executives like: (1) Greg Carmichael, Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fifth Third Bancorp; (2) Phil Castellini, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team; and Rodney McMullen, Chair and CEO of Kroger.

CID includes the 1819 Innovation Hub, the under-construction Digital Futures Building, and the Uptown Innovation Corridor. It is designed to serve as a “blueprint” for the state and ensure Cincinnati becomes a magnet for talent that attracts Fortune 500, mid-size and developing start-up companies.

Click here to learn more about the advisory group membership.

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