What’s Happening in Economic Development?

HCDC strengthens communities by retaining, expanding and attracting businesses to Hamilton County, Ohio. Through coordination of resources, financing, and incentives; we provide expert technical assistance to those seeking to invest or grow in the area.

HCDC is the official Economic Development Office for Hamilton County, Ohio. To grow its economic base, Hamilton County contracts with HCDC to promote its pro-business climate, diverse economy, strong workforce and strategic location.

As a private non-profit, HCDC has supported Hamilton County communities for more than twenty years.  In addition to working directly with communities, HCDC also delivers a wealth of technical knowledge and experience to commercial developers, business owners, real estate brokers, and site selectors who are working to grow Hamilton County’s economy. HCDC adds value with a broad range of expert technical assistance including:

Economic Impact for 2018

Existing Tax Incentive Agreements with Companies
Jobs Created or Retained
Towards New Investments

Success Stories…

“I’d to thank HCDC for all it did for us early on in our business. We started the business back in 2009, and at that time we were two guys and an idea. At that stage of a company’s lifecycle, you encounter lots of challenges and don’t have answers. The HCDC Business Center really served as an advisory board for us, to provide us with advice and guidance when we needed it, to give us the encouragement and support when we didn’t quite see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

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Austin Allison

Founder of DotLoop (now owned by Zillow)

“We benefitted tremendously from incubating at the HCDC Business Center. While the affordable rent and fast internet services were great, the bigger drivers were: Informal networking with other entrepreneurs; Being equidistant to anything in Greater Cincinnati; Exposure to local investors and banks; The availability to tap the expertise of mentors and coaches. Would we go with the Business Center again if we had to do it all over again? Hands down, no doubt!”

Brian Taylor

CEO, Scenario Learning, 2008 Business Center Graduate

“The Business Center is Greater Cincinnati’s greatest entrepreneurial asset. The incubation program gave me the foundation and the encouragement that I needed to succeed.”

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Thomas Reed

Founder Intrexon Corp., 2004 Business Center Graduate

“Working with HCDC has been very easy. I can always call Angie [Loan Officer Angela Howard] with any questions. She even gave me her personal cell number for me to reach her when she was out of the office. Most people have heard of the SBA, but without them, the bank won’t come in, and you won’t get state and local investment.”

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Kenny McNutt

MadTree Brewing Partner, SBA 504 Loan Borrower

“HCDC walked me through the SBA 504 loan process every step of the way, which I really needed since I had never purchased commercial real estate before. They also helped me out with a tricky leased land situation that helped pave the way for future commercial real estate purchases.”

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Steve Dorgan

President, Wray Precision, SBA 504 Loan Borrower