WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with members of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber during their annual Fly-In to Washington D.C. to advocate for federal priorities important to the Cincinnati region’s economic development. Brown discussed several issues important to growth in Cincinnati including trade, manufacturing, the Brent Spence Bridge, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Brown – ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee – also discussed reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.
“The Chamber’s advocacy on behalf of Cincinnati businesses has helped spur economic development across the region,” Brown said. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside these local leaders to ensure Cincinnati’s continued economic growth.”
Brown continues to support economic development in the Cincinnati region. In February, Brown secured a $110 million federal investment to advance construction and site consolidation at the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety’s (NIOSH) Cincinnati facility.
The Chamber supported Brown’s bipartisan manufacturing jobs legislation that would create the first-ever national network of manufacturing hubs, signed into law by President Obama in December 2014. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act would create thousands of high-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs by establishing public-private partnerships between small businesses, industry leaders, and research institutions.