Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.
Written by Andy Brownfield.
Over-the-Rhine has made astounding progress as a neighborhood in the past several years, bringing new housing, attractions and development to a troubled area. A group of entrepreneurs in the urban core wants to give the original residents of OTR an opportunity to rise with their neighborhood.
MORTAR is a group of three young entrepreneurs who are launching a program to teach entrepreneurship skills to residents of Over-the-Rhine. The neighborhood – which houses the Brandery and will soon be called home by Cintrifuse and CincyTech – is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, but Allen Woods, William Thomas and Derrick Braziel want to make sure long-time residents aren’t left out.
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Originally published August 25, 2014.