Cincy in NYC: Cincinnati business leaders say they're ready for their New York minute

Dozens lined up to sell the Cincinnati story

CINCINNATI - They aren’t dancers, musicians or culinary artists, but they are performers.

The Cincinnati business leaders participating in "Cincy in NYC" event say they’re ready to bring the Cincinnati story to the nation’s business capital.

“It’s show time,” said Johnna Reeder, president of REDI Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati’s lead economic development agency. “We’ve been planning for this. We have all our best players at the table and it’s time to put on our best performance.”

Organizers have been planning the Cincy in NYC event for months now. The idea started with arts organizations taking their acts on the road, but business and tourism professionals quickly saw the potential in showcasing Cincinnati as a great place to visit – or locate a business.

RELATED: Click here to read Matt Peiken's story on what the trip means for arts organizations

So, REDI, which stands for Regional Economic Development Initiative, is bringing an entourage of more than 50 to New York and New Jersey. Many of them are senior executives who’ll meet with site-selection consultants and high-level executives over a four-day period.

Insiders can see what city leaders have sent in preparation of the trip, what Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley will do while he's there and the national press that is lined up and interested in Cincinnati's story.

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