Welcome to the Southwest Ohio Growth Report Submission Portal. Every year, regions and states are evaluated and ranked for their economic development activity based on the submissions of successful and closed economic development projects to the Growth Report. The below form allows economic development practitioners in Greater Cincinnati to submit projects throughout the current year for consideration and inclusion in the Growth Report.
How does this help the region and how is this information used? The data collected on successful economic development projects provide information on the overall economic activity so, together, we can tell our regional success story, entice additional opportunities for growth, and assist in plan creation and data analysis for communities and partners. The data collected here, along with data from REDI Cincinnati's partners in Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana will be used by REDI for the annual Growth Awards nominations. Conway Data will use it to determine rankings for Site Selection magazine's Governor’s Cup for top states and metro regions.
What is the Governor's Cup? Leading economic development industry publication Site Selection magazine publishes an annual report based on Growth Report submissions. Positive rankings can attract additional attention to economic development opportunities in both Greater Cincinnati and the local communities that are featured annually.
2015 Governor's Cup U.S. rankings based on Growth Report submissions:
#2 Ohio (state)
#4 Greater Cincinnati (top metros)
#5 Kentucky (state)
What projects qualify for Growth Report submissions? Closed and publicly announced manufacturing, distribution, office, data center, and R&D projects in the current year are eligible for submission. Projects must meet one or more of the following criteria to be considered: 1) employees - 20 or more new jobs created; 2) square footage - 20,000 or more of new or expanded facility space; and 3) capital investment - $1,000,000 or more (construction, land, building).
For additional questions about the Growth Report or Governor's Cup, please contact us at 513.562.8474.
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2016 YEAR.