Greater Cincinnati Presence

Increasing Miami’s Presence in Greater Cincinnati


  • Partner with OARS, CAS and Career Services to create a Miami Summit Tour with faculty.
  • Work with OARS to identify university-wide partnership opportunities with regional universities and businesses to support higher education and the retention of our graduates in Ohio.
  • Work with Institutional Relations to strengthen our relationships with statewide elected officials and organizations who have an established governmental relations impact. 

Economic Impact:

  • Approximately 25% of Miami alumni (50,000) live and work in the 15-county Greater Cincinnati Region.  As a public university, being actively engaged in select regional business and community out-reach initiatives is vitally important to achieving the University’s, “Miami 2020 Plan” objectives.
  • Based on 2010 U.S. Census income data (using the highest Miami degree awarded), an estimate of our Tri-State alumni’s combined income is over $2.3 billion, with an expected impact to the regional economy of $4.7 billion.

Comparative Metrics:

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Miami University is a Silver Member of the Cincinnati Chamber. The membership allows anyone affiliated with the university to actively participate in local, regional and statewide initiatives. 

Programs Miami has participated in and/or sponsored:

  • Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program
  • Chamber’s Government Advocacy Council
  • Communications Council Alliance
  • Chamber’s Center for New Cincinnatians
  • Diverse by Design Leadership Symposium
  • Chamber’s New Student (Freshmen) Welcome Trip to Cincinnati
  • Chamber’s International Student Career Fair
  • Cincinnati Internship Network Connection (CINC)
  • Co-hosted with Chamber a District 8 Congressional Forum held at Voice of America Center
  • Table sponsor for the Chamber’s annual meeting honoring the region’s Greatest Living Cincinnatians

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Miami University is a Director Level Investor with REDI Cincinnati, the Regional Economic Development Initiative. As the JobsOhio Southwest Ohio network partner, REDI Cincinnati helps companies explore expansion or relocation options while connecting them with available funding and regional business leaders. REDI is the first point of contact for businesses interested in Greater Cincinnati, a three-state, 15-county region with 2.1+ million residents and 120,000 businesses, including ten Fortune® 500 companies.

  • Partnered with Armstrong Institute for Media Studies (AIMS) to prepare four videos highlighting Cincinnati: The Banks/OTR, Mason, OH/Liberty Township, Hyde Park and the university. These 3-D virtual tours will be on display for economic development site selectors during the 2015 MLB All-Star Week. 
  • Participated in site selector regional visits and prospective company exploration site visits (ex. a company who looking to expand their business to this region).
  • Active participation in the Community Partners Meetings. Co-hosted two meetings: 1) With the City of Middletown’s Economic Development Staff at the GreenTree Health Science Academy and 2) With the City of West Chester’s Economic Development Staff at Voice of America Learning Center.
  • Active board member.

Media Stories as a result of external relations efforts: