Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory will be presented with a leadership award at a Chicago summit this week.
One hundred and fifty of the nation's public and private leaders will meet for the 2011 Inner City Economic Summit. The theme for the two-day summit is "Urban 2.0: Next generation of Jobs and Businesses" and will focus on how to leverage preexisting urban assets to generate jobs and cultivate emerging industries.
At the summit kick-off reception, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory will receive the 2011 National Inner City Mayoral Leadership Award for his strong support of inner city business in Cincinnati.
Under his leadership the city has achieved economic growth and job creation through the Banks' project and the award -winning Neighborhood Enhancement Program. Mayor Mallory has raised Cincinnati's global profile for conventions and meetings by driving convention -related revenues up by 33%.
"Mayor Mallory is representative of the kind of leadership needed to improve the economic vitality of America's urban communities," stated Michael E. Porter, ICIC Chairman and Founder. "His efforts and achievements in Cincinnati should be looked to as an inspiration for other communities across the U.S."
The Inner City Economic Summit was established in 2003 and brings cross-sector leaders together to shape policy, share best practices, form partnerships and set action-oriented agendas.