Uptown Innovation District

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JobsOhio will invest up to $100 million in the Cincinnati Innovation District in Uptown over the next 10 years aiming to get $2 billion return on investment, including 15,000 STEM graduates.

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The southeast quadrant of Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road will begin to take shape later this year with the groundbreaking scheduled for Monday at 10:30 a.m.

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The University of Cincinnati announced Wednesday its digital futures building will be the first tenant of the Uptown Gateway, a mixed-use development at Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road.

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will consolidate three Cincinnati facilities in Uptown. The General Services Administration announced in a release the proposed purchase of a site at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Reading Road.

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The opening of the I-71/Martin Luther King Drive interchange is expected to create new opportunities for economic development. A neighborhood collaborative has been buying property around the interchange with that in mind.

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Uptown Cincinnati, the region's second largest job center after downtown, is being revived with a vibrant innovation corridor. New and improved retail, commercial spaces, housing and transportation are vital parts of this transformation.