Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation announces Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitation for mixed-use properties in the Evanston neighborhood of Cincinnati

The Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation (Landbank) is excited to announce the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitation for the mixed-use properties located at 3341-3351 Montgomery Road in the Evanston neighborhood. The Landbank is seeking developers, tenants, and/or business owners to submit property activation proposals. Offerors must include contact information, capacity and experience of offeror, project description/concept, and applicable budget/financing plan in their submission.

Applicants interested in touring the property should contact Brian Ogawa to schedule a walkthrough. Any offerors, developers, business owners, and/or contractors must complete the attached liability waiver prior to entering the property.

All interested applicants must submit a complete proposal no later than May 14th, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Applicants should also be aware of the intent to apply date of April 9th, 2021. That submission will allow you to sign up for time slots to access the property.

Please contact Brian Ogawa at bogawa@cincinnatiport.org  with any questions.

Are You a Hamilton County Business Owner Thinking About Applying for a PPP Loan? Information Session on Tuesday, January 19th

  • Are You a Hamilton County Business Owner Thinking About Applying for a PPP Loan? Please join a Zoom meeting Tuesday, January 19, 3:30-5:00 pm for important information. Participants will:

  • Learn how to prepare and apply for the new federal PPP loans;
  • Learn who to contact for help; 
  • Learn how to avoid pitfalls that kept many businesses from being successful in the last round, and what is required for loan forgiveness; and
  • Meet representatives of organizations who are providing loans and assistance. 

Our aim is to help Hamilton County neighborhoods by helping more business owners — especially Black, Brown and and women business owners — get their fair share of federal small business loans this time. But you need to be prepared!
This session is designed to bring together small business owners, lenders, technical assistance providers and neighborhood and community developers who want to help their local businesses survive and thrive in spite of the pandemic.

The conversation will be facilitated by:

  • Kala Gibson | EVP and Head of Business Banking, Fifth Third Bank
  • Eddie Koen | President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio (ULGSWO); and
  • Jilson Daniels | VP of Economic Equity, Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority


Introductions 10 min Kala Gibson, Fifth Third
HOT OFF the PRESSES! What Do We Know About PPP 3.0?  20 min Michael Shepherd, Senior Vice President. National SBA Director, Fifth Third
What Help is Available to You?                 25 min Eddie Koen, ULGSWO

What Did We Learn the Last Time that Might Help You Now?

  • Lessons Learned: a checklist for applicants
  • Business Owner Breakout Session: More tips and information
  • CDC and Neighborhood Representatives Breakout Session: Making sure neighborhood businesses are informed
20 min Jilson Daniels, The Port
Questions and Answers 10 min Kala Gibson, Fifth Third

RSVP to Cincinnatiregenerationalliance@gmail.com with your name and your company or organization’s name. 

Space is limited to the first 100 registrants, so act now! You will receive a Zoom link when you register.