Episode #15: Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

382006602864On the fifteenth episode of The UrbanCincy Podcast, we’re joined by David Ginsburg, President and CEO of Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated (DCI).

We discuss how DCI came to be, how it’s funded, and how it remains accountable to its stakeholders. We cover DCI’s main goals, of keeping Downtown safe and clean; promoting Downtown as a destination for businesses, residents, and visitors; and promoting accurate coverage of Downtown in the media. We also discuss how some of DCI’s services have expanded beyond the Central Business District, and how other neighborhoods might look to provide these types of services.

We speculate on how developments such as the dunnhumby Centre, Tower Place Mall, and Horseshoe Casino could impact the Downtown area.

Finally, we take a look at how media outlets have portrayed Downtown Cincinnati, and how public perception of the city continues to improve with DCI’s efforts.

Photo: Ice skating on Fountain Square.