Winter 2022 - Inside this issue:

  • Integrity Express Logistics tops $1 billion in revenue
  • Protiviti to bring 450 jobs to Blue Ash
  • CoStrategix moves HQ to Blue Ash
  • Blue Ash Economic Development Director announces retirement
  • HAM-Plainfield Roundabouts project update
  • Business highlights

INTEGRITY EXPRESS LOGISTICS TOPS
$1 BILLION IN REVENUE
Blue Ash-based Integrity Express Logistics (IEL) has topped $1 billion in revenue.

IEL nearly doubled its revenue in 2021 and added more than 100 employees, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.

In 2022, the company anticipates future growth of up to $1.5 billion and the addition of over 200 jobs.

IEL is one of the largest and fastest-growing private companies in the region. Read more about the company's growth in the Cincinnati Business Courier.
PROTIVITI TO BRING 450 JOBS TO BLUE ASH
Protiviti, a global consulting firm, announced in November that it will bring 450 jobs to Blue Ash.

The company is moving its Americas Delivery Center to Northmark I at 10101 Alliance Road.

Protiviti expects to move into the space in the first quarter of 2022. Read more.
COSTRATEGIX MOVES HQ TO BLUE ASH
CoStrategix has announced it will move its headquarters to Blue Ash.

The growing technology company will relocate to 4450 Carver Woods Road in April and expects to expand its workforce up to 40 percent in 2022, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. 

“We are excited to see the compounding effect that CoStrategix brings to the market, as they help other companies grow and succeed through digital and data transformation,” said Blue Ash Economic Development Director Neil Hensley. Read more.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT; SUCCESSOR NAMED
The City of Blue Ash Economic Development Director has announced his retirement.

Neil Hensley joined the City in 2012 and in the ensuing decade has created lasting business partnerships and helped recruit dozens of new companies to Blue Ash, resulting in thousands of new jobs for the City.

“ It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve as the Economic Development Director for Blue Ash. I was fortunate that my start date coincided so closely with the groundbreaking ceremony for Summit Park. It has been incredibly rewarding to be a part of the growth and excitement the park and surrounding developments have created. At the time, I don’t think I could have imagined the economic development impact the project would have on the City. I am grateful to the City’s leadership for trusting me to lead its economic development efforts over these past 10 years.” 

Prior to joining the City, Neil worked with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber for nearly 30 years, where he led the organization’s foreign investment attraction program.

Hensley is a founding board member of the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati, the European American Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone, Inc.

Hensley will officially retire on April 1. He is a certified Master Gardener and Horticultural Therapist. He plans to use those skills to continue making our region a better place.
The City of Blue Ash has selected Dan Johnson to serve as Community and Economic Development Director, upon Hensley's retirement.

Johnson is currently the Community Development Director for the City. He has worked in community development for 20 years and has been with the City since 2013. He has a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Tennessee.

Johnson can be reached via email at djohnson@blueash.com and by phone at 513-745-8528.
HAM-PLAINFIELD ROUNDABOUTS
PROJECT UPDATE
The Hunt/Kroger roundabout is expected to open in the next few weeks.
Crews are constructing a retaining wall at the Plainfield/Peppermill roundabout.
The HAM/Plainfield Roundabouts Project is underway in Blue Ash.

This project will consist of three roundabouts at Hunt/Kroger, Plainfield/Hunt, and Plainfield/Peppermill.

The first roundabout at Hunt and Kroger is expected to open in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, crews have started construction on the retaining wall for the Plainfield/Peppermill roundabout.

The roundabouts, which will greatly improve safety and ease traffic congestion, are scheduled to be completed in October of this year.

Questions about the project can be emailed to PlainfieldRoundabout@primeeng.com.  

BLUE ASH BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS
Intrust IT, an IT support and cyber security company, has acquired Reliance Technology Solutions in Mason. Read more.

Verdant, an equipment financing company, has moved its HQ to a larger space in Blue Ash. Read more.

Coterie Insurance, a tech startup, has landed $50 million in funding and tax credits for company growth and job creation. Read more.

Real estate firm, Lee and Associates, recommitted to Blue Ash by moving into new office space at 10260 Alliance Road. Read more.

Graphic Village has announced the acquisition of OneTouchPoint's Cincinnati Division, which will move 30 jobs to its Blue Ash HQ. Read more.
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