economic inclusion

Cincinnati officials announced Tuesday morning that more city contracts for 2016 were awarded to minority and women-owned businesses.  

The details were announced during a press conference at the Duke Energy Center.

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The discussion over income and wealth inequality in our country has increased dramatically since the recession that began in 2008. Economics of Compassion of Greater Cincinnati is a recently-formed initiative, seeking to create a sustainable, resilient, more inclusive economy for all citizens, especially for those individuals who are on the margins of our current economic system.

Last month Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black appointed Thomas B. Corey as the city’'s Economic Inclusion Executive Project Director. Mr. Corey will oversee the city’'s newly-formed Department of Economic Inclusion. Harry Black and Thomas Corey join us to discuss the city'’s redefined efforts to improve the local economy by boosting opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses.

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Cincinnati is moving ahead with plans to create a new department of Economic Inclusion.  

Council could approve the new department and director position this week.  

City Manager Harry Black announced Monday that Thomas Corey will be filling the position.  Corey comes to the city from Baltimore, where he has been doing similar work for the last 14 years.  

Corey said his first goal is getting Council to approve a minority and female-owned business programs.