Commentary: Saks site gives Cincinnati the chance to chart a new course for economic development

By the time Saks Fifth Avenue leaves its downtown Cincinnati store for Kenwood in 2016, you can bet city officials will get a bargain basement full of ideas for what to do with that site.

Here's my contribution:


It's time to return some market discipline to downtown Cincinnati, where governments own more than 40 percent of the real estate and development cannot be accomplished without massive subsidy.


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