Citiesí hearts beating strong in Ohioís three Cís

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Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#1 Feb 4, 2013
Citiesí hearts beating strong in Ohioís three Cís
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, Ohioís 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, Ohioís three largest cities are enjoying downtown booms that have added residents, jobs, economic impact and vibrancy.

ďItís an overnight sensation 30 years in the making,Ē said Edward Hill, dean of Cleveland State Universityís Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

ďWeíve noticed it and are thrilled,Ē said Pat Barker, interim director of TourismOhio.ďAnd, whatís even more amazing is so much of it, the construction projects and plans, was done during the recession.Ē

Even in the midst of the recession, Ohioís three Cís indeed moved forward with major projects, many of them initiated with public money.

ďThe reason Columbus has fared so well is our public and private leaders work so well together,Ē 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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