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Cities’ hearts beating strong in Ohio’s three C’s

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Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#1 Feb 4, 2013
Cities’ hearts beating strong in Ohio’s three C’s
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 07:50 AM

Euclid Avenue was the spark in Cleveland, as a bus rapid-transit system ignited development along the important Downtown artery. The rebirth of downtown Cincinnati started with Fountain Square and in Over-the-Rhine. In Columbus, the Arena District rose on the blighted site of a long-closed prison. Now, after many years and a combined investment of about $10 billion, Ohio’s three largest cities are enjoying downtown booms that have added residents, jobs, economic impact and vibrancy.

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Now, after many years and a combined investment of about $10 billion, Ohio’s three largest cities are enjoying downtown booms that have added residents, jobs, economic impact and vibrancy.

“It’s an overnight sensation 30 years in the making,” said Edward Hill, dean of Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

“We’ve noticed it and are thrilled,” said Pat Barker, interim director of TourismOhio.“And, what’s even more amazing is so much of it, the construction projects and plans, was done during the recession.”

Even in the midst of the recession, Ohio’s three C’s indeed moved forward with major projects, many of them initiated with public money.

“The reason Columbus has fared so well is our public and private leaders work so well together,” said Guy Worley, chief executive of Columbus Downtown Development Corp. and Capitol South, which operates Columbus Commons park.

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Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#2 Feb 4, 2013
Cue: Columbus haters.

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