The Uptown Innovation Corridor is Greater Cincinnati’s newest, premier development and economic opportunity.


Location. Location. Location.

The Uptown Innovation Corridor is bounded on the west by the University of Cincinnati, on the north by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, on the east by Walnut Hills and on the south by the edge of downtown Cincinnati. It is perfectly located with convenient interstate access and proximity to downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine.

Anchored by innovative institutions.

Combined, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, TriHealth, the University of Cincinnati and UC Health are stewards of hundreds of millions of dollars in research every year. Their innovations, discoveries and breakthroughs are world renowned. They help make Uptown Cincinnati the highest concentration of PhDs in the region.

Designed for talent recruitment and retention.

Greater Cincinnati’s robust talent pipeline has been recognized by Forbes, Time Magazine, CNN Money and Under 30 CEOs. The Corridor will provide the kinds of amenities that talent envisions: bikeways, walking paths, programming and housing choices, all integrated into established, thriving urban neighborhoods. The Corridor has partnered with Sasaki, an international planning consultancy known for some of the most celebrated innovation corridors across the globe. View the Uptown Innovation Corridor master plan, including development principles, here (link).

The innovation address of the region’s major companies.

The region’s leading companies have already made the Corridor their innovation address by located research and development operations at UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub. They include Procter & Gamble (worldwide leader in consumer goods), The Kroger Co. (one of the world’s largest retailers), Cincinnati Insurance Companies (publicly traded provider of business, home and auto insurance), Cincinnati Bell (high speed internet, video, voice and data provider in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawaii), Cincy Tech (a regionally focused investor in high growth startup technology companies), as well as a host of local companies and organizations.