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Written by James Gaskin.
If you visited Cincinnati in the late 1800s you’d tell friends back home you were in the “Paris of America,” so named because of the stunning architecture rarely seen outside Europe. Today you’d say you were visiting the 28th-largest metropolitan area and site of the convergence of the Licking and Ohio rivers.
Early success means Cincinnati has some old and strong companies, like Proctor & Gamble started there in 1837 and Kroger in 1887. Macy’s (1858) has the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City but they started and remain in Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati is the second largest employer in town.
Big schools and big business make for some big dreams and that means startups.
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Originally published July 5, 2017.