REDI Cincinnati and BE NKY Growth Partnership received the Mac Conway Award for the respective organizations’ economic development efforts last year

CINCINNATI – May 1, 2023 – Regional economic development organizations REDI Cincinnati and BE NKY Growth Partnership share recognition on behalf of the Cincinnati region as 2023 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development award winners, which Site Selection magazine presents annually to the 20 top local and regional economic development organizations in the U.S. The ranking focuses on success in job creation and capital investment projects within the organizations’ respective regions.

“The collective teams from REDI and BE NKY continue to elevate the southwest Ohio/northern Kentucky region,” said Kimm Lauterbach, REDI Cincinnati president and CEO. “Site Selection honoring our two organizations for the ninth-straight year is a testament to the longevity and sustained success we have demonstrated in bolstering our economic vitality through job growth and capital investment.”

“BE NKY Growth Partnership is honored to be recognized for the significant growth we bring to the Cincinnati region,” said BE NKY CEO Lee Crume. “With our partner REDI Cincinnati, we are continuing to accelerate and diversify the economy of the Cincinnati region. The supply chain management sector added the most jobs, primarily in the office market, in Northern Kentucky in 2022.”

Through the Mac Conway Award, Site Selection highlights the best local and regional economic development agencies across the country. Six criteria, including both total and per capita measures in projects, investment associated with those projects and job creation associated with the projects are used to determine the top 20 organizations.

Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky were also recognized in Site Selection’s Prosperity Cup, an honor that acknowledges state-level economic development in securing capital investment projects according to a 10-point index. Ohio ranked third on the list, trailing only North Carolina and Georgia, which respectively claimed the top two spots. The Buckeye state jumped four spots on the list after ranking seventh last year. Indiana finished fourth for the second year in a row and Kentucky climbed one position into fifth.

Earlier this year, the Cincinnati region was honored with its 20th-straight recognition as a Top-10 Metro for corporate facility investment in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup Award. Cincinnati ranked ninth in total projects and third in projects per capita.

About Mac Conway

McKinley “Mac” Conway, founder of Conway, Inc. and Site Selection Magazine, was a visionary in the field of economic development. He is often recognized as an icon in the fields of corporate real estate and economic development.

About REDI Cincinnati

The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 16-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally.

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 About BE NKY Growth Partnership

BE NKY Growth Partnership, the economic development company for Northern Kentucky, provides businesses with the expertise they need to build opportunity in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties. We attract new business and elevate what’s already here to create innovative, forward-thinking, and attractive environments for companies and community success. We serve Northern Kentucky so that our community thrives through the creation of good jobs and a growing and diverse economy. We believe in Opportunity and Prosperity for All Northern Kentuckians. Visit for more information.