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Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers like Tawnee McCluskey often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

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Great Parks help attract, retain and connect young professionals

Whether you enjoy the challenge of a strenuous hike or prefer to sit quietly and watch the fireflies next to a campfire, there are countless activities at Cincinnati's local parks to help young professionals disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

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Meet four locals who are living the dream in Cincinnati

From the founder of a local food startup to parents who chose to adopt internationally, find out about four Cincinnatians who are living the dream right here in the Queen City — and how you can, too.

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Action Speaks Volumes: Lessons from Detroit's Urban Innovation Exchange

In an effort to better share, scale and replicate transformative work taking place throughout our region, People's Liberty's program director reveals a few lessons learned from the sideline in Detroit — and from the front line in Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati's Literary Luminosity

With the 8th annual Books by the Banks on the horizon, we bring to light many of the Queen City’s literary treasures, from local talent, publications and organizations to libraries, bookstores and writing groups.

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My Soapbox: James Fisher, Roadtrippers

Learn how — and why — Roadtrippers got its start in Cincinnati and what’s on the horizon for the Over-the-Rhine-based startup that helps travelers find off-the-beaten path gems.  

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My Soapbox: Joe Sprengard, General Nano

As General Nano prepares to graduate from the HCDC Business Center, we sat down with CEO Joe Sprengard to find out how the company got its start and what's on the horizon for this company making big business out of a small product.

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How local is your beer? Craft brewers increasingly employ seasonal, regionally grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Yet that's changing as brewers tap into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

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How the arts inspire change in Detroit

In Detroit, art isn’t just something to look at. The city’s rich artistic tradition has been an essential ingredient for cultivating community resilience, engagement and vitality.

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Could you rely on your car less? Metro thinks so and wants to help

In October, Metro is challenging Cincinnatians — particularly young professionals — to go car-free as part of its tri*Metro campaign, offering tools, support and social sharing opportunities. Will you get on board?

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9 More Cincy blogs to follow

In this two-part series, we look at the women behind some of the Greater Cincinnati area's most beloved blogs. This week, we focus on blogs that cover music, history, family, art, photography and inspiration. If you're not reading the words of these witty and wise women, you're missing out!

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Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)

Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to Urban Innovation Exchange Sept. 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look at 13 small projects with big potential.

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Our Harvest: Growing a new type of food business

Cincinnati’s Our Harvest Cooperative, the first union worker-owned food cooperative in the U.S., is focused on sustaining not only the environment, but also living-wage jobs for farmers.  

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What smart cities can learn from Denver

Fueled by collaboration, the Mile High City is investing in transit-oriented development while also preserving its historic neighborhoods. Denver has gained 50,000 new residents in the past four years, outpacing its suburbs and most other metro areas.

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Girl-Powered: 9 Must-Read Cincinnati Bloggers

In this two-part series, we look at the women behind some of the Greater Cincinnati area's most beloved blogs. This week, we focus on blogs that cover local food, drinks, to-dos and general musings about urban living. If you're not reading the words of these witty and wise women, you're missing out!
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