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Consultant Connect names Andrea Enders to North America’s Top-50 Economic Developers List

Seasoned business development director Andrea Enders earned Consultant Connect Top-50 Economic Developer honor after leading some of the region’s largest life science projects.

Cincinnati – May 16, 2024 – Consultant Connect has named Andrea Enders to its 2024 North America’s Top-50 Economic Developers list. Enders, who has dedicated nearly a decade to economic development in the Cincinnati region, currently serves as a seasoned business development director at REDI Cincinnati.

Enders is renowned for her extensive expertise in the life sciences industry. Consultant Connect recognized her for her “vision, leadership, and collaborative efforts,” which have “successfully attracted investments, supported local businesses, and enhanced the competitiveness of their communities in the global marketplace.”

“I am honored to be acknowledged among an exceptional group of economic developers”, said Enders. “The work we do is incredibly rewarding, and I feel privileged to be a part of Cincinnati’s inspiring comeback story”.

Throughout her career, Enders has led significant projects, including the attraction of Italian manufacturer Modula into the former Dayton Daily News building and Resilience’s recent CDMO expansion in West Chester (440 new jobs, $29M new payroll). She has also been instrumental in supporting the Cincinnati Innovation District®️, a unique and thriving ecosystem that brings together the region’s leading corporate entrepreneurs, academic research, and innovation partners. In addition to leading REDI’s site consultant and BR&E strategies, Enders developed and oversees REDI Cincinnati’s first-ever key accounts and multiplier strategy.

“This honor from Consultant Connect reinforces that Andrea stands out as one of the most dedicated and innovative economic developers in our region,” said Kimm Lauterbach, CEO and President of REDI Cincinnati. “We are incredibly proud and honored to have Andrea as a key member of our team. Congratulations, Andrea.”

Lauterbach is also a 2x recipient of this prestigious award in 2017 and 2021. Over the past eight years, REDI Cincinnati has received six honors from Consultant Connect’s Top-50 Economic Developers list.


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