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Wice returns to Florence as City Coordinator after stint as vice president with REDI Cincinnati

Mayor Diane E. Whalen has announced the appointment of Joshua Wice as City Coordinator for the City of Florence, effective December 13.

“Josh Wice brings many positives to the city’s management team. His past experience with city operations will make this a seamless transition for all members of city staff”, said Whalen. “Additionally, his role with REDI Cincinnati provided him with professional opportunities that will positively benefit the city”, she continued. “I am excited about the opportunities that await our city and the great team we have assembled”.

Wice previously served the City of Florence from 2008-2016 as Director of Business and Community Development and Assistant City Coordinator.

Wice currently serves as a Vice President for REDI Cincinnati. REDI Cincinnati is the first point of contact for companies locating or growing in the 15-county region of Greater Cincinnati. At REDI Cincinnati, Wice leads and manages the regional organization’s targeted attraction, research, and strategic priorities.

During Wice’s previous tenure at the City of Florence, the city experienced consistent private sector investment and job creation.

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This included designing the city’s first local economic development incentive program, modernizing commercial real estate tracking, initiating a business retention and expansion program, and producing an annexation agreement with the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport that opened more than 180 acres for commercial development.

“I am very enthusiastic about rejoining the City of Florence team in this expanded role,” said Wice. “In addition to the city’s continued focus on economic development, I am looking forward to working with the city’s excellent management team. Florence is a special place, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the city’s elected officials and staff members who are second-to-none in their fields.”

Wice holds an MBA from Thomas More University and a BA from Northern Kentucky University. 

He has been recognized as a “NEXT 2017” leader in economic development and is a 2018 Cincinnati Business Courier “Forty Under 40” award recipient.

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