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REDI Cincinnati Announces JobsOhio Small Business Grant Recipients

CINCINNATI – June 20, 2024 – REDI Cincinnati, in coordination with JobsOhio, announces four local companies receiving JobsOhio Small Business Grants to expand their businesses in the Cincinnati region. The program, formally known as the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant, has successfully supported the growth of local companies owned by underrepresented populations, including minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities since 2020.

“I’m proud to announce these four local companies will create 31 new jobs with support from the JobsOhio Small Business Grant program. This highlights the positive ripple effect of targeted financial assistance in fostering economic growth and job creation,” said Kevin Donnelly, REDI Cincinnati vice president for project management. “The Small Business Grant program empowers diverse business owners to drive direct and meaningful impact in their communities across our region. The success and expansion of these businesses contribute to a more equitable and vibrant economic landscape, providing opportunities and pipeline for future generations of diverse business leaders.”

Below is the list of companies receiving small business grants to date in 2024:

  • Streetpops (St. Bernard) – Woman-owned frozen dessert company expanding cold storage, production area and renovating the storefront at its existing facility.
  • Pantomath (Symmes Township) – A minority-owned enterprise software company in the data management and analytics domain specializing in data observability and data quality solutions is investing in new software, including machine language and AI.
  • Skin by Brownlee & Co (Norwood) – Woman- and minority-owned skincare line relocating its clinic to a permanent site in Norwood and taking control of its logistics and development operations.
  • BigOrange Marketing (Wyoming) – Woman-owned digital marketing firm enhancing its existing space with more conference and huddle rooms in their office.

REDI Cincinnati has closed 71 small business grant projects since the program’s inception, resulting in 492 new jobs, $28.6 million in new payroll and $11.0 million in capital investment. Nearly 40% of the small business grants have been awarded to women-owned businesses in the Cincinnati region, and almost 50% are recognized as minority-owned.

The JobsOhio Small Business Grant is available for five counties (Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, Warren and Brown) in southwest Ohio. For success testimonials from our JobsOhio Small Business Grant recipients, visit this link.

Interested in learning more about the JobsOhio Small Business Grant? Visit the dedicated page on REDI Cincinnati’s website or contact Cierra Clymer, REDI Cincinnati director of international business development & inclusion (


About REDI Cincinnati
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 15-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally.

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About JobsOhio
JobsOhio, Ohio’s private nonprofit economic development corporation, enhances company growth and personnel development through business attraction, retention, and expansion across ten competitive industry sectors. With a team of seasoned professionals, JobsOhio utilizes a comprehensive network to foster talent production in targeted industries and attract talent through Find Your Ohio. Collaborating with seven regional partners, including Dayton Development Coalition, Lake to River Economic Development, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership, and Team NEO, JobsOhio delivers world-class customer service to provide companies with a competitive advantage. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.