For Miami Valley Today
The City of Tipp City has joined the Great Miami Riverway Coalition. Announced at the 2019 Great Miami Riverway Summit on Friday, Tipp City becomes the 10th city to join the coalition. The coalition works to promote riverfront investment and economic development along a 99-mile section of the Great Miami River.
The coalition includes many of the cities and entities between Hamilton and Sidney, including Miami County Park District, the Miami Conservancy District, City of Troy and Miami County Commissioners.
Coalition membership financial contributions are based on population. Recent funded activities include: an online Trail Conditions Map that allows users of the bike and water trails to check conditions before they go out, digital commercials to promote the region that will air throughout Ohio and surrounding states and installation of 150 signs highlighting key attractions and connections throughout the region.
“We are tied together by a common thread — the Great Miami Riverway,” says Jacob Stone, City of Hamilton, chair of the Riverway Coalition. “By bringing our communities together, we have seen a number of innovative ideas emerge over the past years to promote and better the region and not just ourselves.”
The Great Miami Riverway supports 9,110 jobs and represents a $773 million economic impact. The goal of the Great Miami Riverway is to develop and implement ongoing marketing, planning, and programming to: Increase use of recreational, historical, and cultural assets. attract more visitors, support economic development and strengthen river corridor neighborhoods.
“Our role at the Riverway is to act as a catalyst for telling our communities’ stories, and for connecting the puzzle pieces of this region to create a compelling narrative for residents, visitors, and future residents,” says Elizabeth Connor, Great Miami Riverway coordinator. “I am encouraged by the positive responses we are receiving from our residents, highlighted by each new city that joins the Coalition.”