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Community Improvement Corporation

CIC Overview

The Community Improvement Corporation of  Greater Cincinnati (the CIC) is a non-profit corporation organized to promote, encourage, and facilitate economic and civic development within Hamilton County. The provisions of Chapter 1724 of the Ohio Revised Code govern the CIC. The CIC, through agency agreements between it and each jurisdiction, currently represents Hamilton County, the City of Blue Ash, Anderson Township, and Columbia Township.  The CIC’s services include the following:

  1. Serves as an approving Authority for the issuance of development (conduit) bonds.
  2.  Represents jurisdictions in an agency role regarding the sale of publicly owned property.
  3. Develops and oversees an RFP process for the redevelopment of surplus public properties.

The Community Improvement Corporation of Greater Cincinnati was created in February 1961.  It is available, through agency agreements approved by the appropriate governing body, to serve as the agent of any jurisdiction in Hamilton County.

Through a contract with HCDC, the CIC is staffed and housed at HCDC’s offices.  If you have any questions about the CIC, please contact Bob Pickford at (513) 458-2227 or at bpickford@hcdc.com.