§ 2. Duties of Director of Trade and Development  


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  • The director of trade and development shall serve as an advocate for economic development and related programs and projects within the City of Cincinnati under the supervision of the city manager.

    The director of trade and development shall be responsible for: expediting and facilitating economic development projects on behalf of the city; shall manage all requests for city funding or passthrough funding targeted at economic development projects; shall be the primary point of contact with the city for developers, development authorities, and development corporations when promoting economic development projects in the city; shall coordinate with other entities on job attraction and expansion activities; shall coordinate the planning of economic development projects in the city; shall be responsible for the development and redevelopment of industrial corridors and commercial corridor revitalization within the city; shall be responsible for job retention activities; shall have primary responsibility for advising the city manager on economic development projects involving the use of eminent domain; shall administer and enforce commercial development in neighborhood business districts and related commercial loan programs; shall administer small business services; and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the city manager or by ordinance of council.

    The director of trade and development shall administer neighborhood services, human services, and property maintenance code enforcement services to the citizens and the businesses of the City of Cincinnati and its neighborhoods.

    The director of trade and development shall administer and enforce all housing assistance and development programs and related housing and development loan programs, neighborhood assistance and liaison activities, and neighborhood support programs.

    The director of trade and development shall administer the funding of essential human services; community development programs, including public facilities and improvements consistent with human services policies of the city; and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the city manager or by ordinance of council.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 183-1981, eff. June 12, 1981; a. Ord. No. 351-1985, eff. Aug. 2, 1985; a. Ord. No. 165-1995, eff. June 2, 1995; repealed and reordained by Ord. No. 419-2001, eff. Feb. 1, 2002; a. Ord. No. 34-2002, eff. Feb. 6, 2002; a. Ord. No. 84-2003, 4-2-2003; Ord. No. 216, 2003, eff. June 25, 2003; a. Emer. Ord. No. 262-2007, § 1, eff. June 27, 2007; a. Emer. Ord. No. 0471-2007, § 1, eff. Dec. 19, 2007; Emer. Ord. No. 388-2011, § 3, eff. Dec. 14, 2011; Emer. Ord. No. 157-2013, § 2, eff. May 30, 2013)