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Downtown Cincinnati Launches Online Data Tool to Attract Investment

October 9, 2018View for printing

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. has launched an interactive online data tool ... mi=66537287 on the website to promote the region for business relocation and expansion. The site provides access to pertinent information needed by corporate site selectors and business owners to make their investment decisions.

Most business owners and site consultants use the Internet as a search tool to help them make location decisions, especially small business owners who often conduct their due diligence after business hours and on weekends. The website provides access to a wealth of information: property location and business data intelligence, target industry profiles, state and local incentive programs, infrastructure, education and training, plus resources for start-up businesses - all in a user-friendly format. Users also have the option to add any page to a customized report.

"Companies, site selectors, and brokers depend on real-time, easily accessible, reliable data to make decisions about where to re-locate and expand. The Downtown Cincinnati Inc. website and property locator tool provides demographic information, property listings and site analysis solution, all of which are needed to properly tell the story of our flourishing downtown community, which is home to 150,000 employees and over 20,000 residents" explains Andrew S. Naab, Retail and Development Specialist for Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

Naab points out the ways different stakeholders can make use of the exceptional range of data and user-friendly tools for analysis, as well as exporting or sharing their results.

"The tool allows for a quick analysis of a business site's compatibility relative to the business you are trying to recruit. It is also useful for small business owners and operators who would like to better know the strengths and weaknesses of a potential site, as you can see location proximity to major projects, Fortune 500 companies, residential units, hotels, and large venue spaces. The tool easy to use and incorporates new data sets, such as pedestrian counts, that are updated regularly. This makes our site a one-stop shop and able send out site proposals and provide information for local developers."

"Market research shows that more than 97% of site selectors research locations online, often without contacting the economic development organizations," explains Anatalio Ubalde, managing director and co-founder of GIS Planning Inc., developers of the site selection software. "Downtown Cincinnati Inc. has ensured with this online tool that the data they need is always there. With this site, Downtown Cincinnati is open for business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

About Downtown Cincinnati inc. Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated (DCI) is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a dynamic metropolitan center valued as the heart of the region. DCI supports this mission by providing unique services in three areas: safe and clean, marketing and communications, and stakeholder services. The organization is funded by members, sponsors, and by the property owners of the Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District. DCI provides leadership and information regarding community and development issues, working together with public and private partners to ensure long-term downtown vitality.

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For more information about Downtown Cincinnati Inc., please contact: Andrew S. Naab, Retail and Development Specialist (513) 403-3796
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