Soapbox: HCDC invites ‘Encore Entrepreneurs’ to tap local resources

11 Mar, '14

Soapbox Cincinnati reports on the upcoming Encore Entrepreneur Workshop that is now fully booked as baby boomers rushed to register for this morning-long working session on how to start a business. Encore Entrepreneurs are people age 50+ who are not yet ready to retire- looking for a second act, a way to supplement retirement or […]

Enquirer: County ponders job-creation plans

06 Mar, '14

Strengthening your community doesn’t just happen on its own, it takes the hard work of dedicated citizens (from both the public and private sectors) who have a shared vision of success for the region. In Hamilton County, one such roadmap to economic growth is called the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The Enquirer’s Sharon Coolidge […]

Business Retention and Expansion Program in Hamilton County Grows

03 Mar, '14

Over the past 8 months, HCDC and its newly formed Hamilton County Business Retention Council have been strategically reaching out to Hamilton County businesses. With the help of a grant from The Duke Energy Foundation, HCDC escalated its business retention and expansion efforts by increasing the number of companies included in our reporting, creating program […]

5 Questions with Board Chair Brent Messmer

25 Feb, '14

HCDC recently welcomed a new chairman of the board with a unique perspective.  Brent Messmer (pictured), the President and CEO of Matrix companies, first started his business as a two-man operation inside the Business Center. We asked him about his early days in the incubator and what the future holds for HCDC. 1. How did […]