Friday, March 09, 2001

What's the Buzz?

No. 1 ranking for Cincinnati area

        A national real-estate journal has named Greater Cincinnati the No. 1 expansion city in the country for growing businesses.

        Plants Sites and Parks, which provides information to companies expanding or relocating their business, ranked the region ahead of Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles after taking a survey of readers.

        It also pointed to the importance of Northern Kentucky.

        “Cincinnati has been hot, and it is my sense that Northern Kentucky is driving a lot of it,” said George Tobjy, senior manager of the Strategic Location and Expansion Services practice at KPMG, an international consulting firm.

        The article in the publication's February/March issue touts the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and calls Cincinnati “the headquarters and service center for that whole region.”

        The author did take a couple of shots at the Reds and Bengals, saying the teams ""regularly disappoint their fans.'' But overall, readers seemed to like the region.

        “Cincinnati is 2001's dark horse,” the article said.

— Cliff Peale

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