The UrbanCincy Podcast

Episode #15: Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

The President/CEO of Downtown Cincinnati Inc. joins us in the podcast studio this week. David Ginsburg talks with Travis, Randy and John about his organization, the status of downtown, and what the future holds for the region’s economic and population center.

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.

By Travis Estell

Travis joined UrbanCincy in 2009 as a contributor, and quickly took over technical responsibilities for the site. After growing up in Cincinnati’s east side in Goshen, Travis earned an Electronic Media degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2009. Since then, Travis has been working throughout the United States as a web development consultant. After living in Clifton Heights, Northside, and Over-the-Rhine, Travis now resides in Cincinnati’s Central Business District.