Cincinnati Change Headquarters
512 CarMalt StreetCincinnati, Ohio,45219
Cincinnati Change’s Mission is toErase the Digital Divide that
increases economic justice and African American business ownership
in southern Ohio from aheadquarters in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Change was established in 1988 and is celebrating 20 years in 2009.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Councilman Cecil Thomas
Fred Hargrove, Sr., PE, MBAWe at Cincinnati Change, look forward to your hearings and future legislation which will addressproblems not discussed everyday. We now have, in Cincinnati, the evidence of economic discriminationand look to the US Attorney General who knows the laws and looks for them to be enforced – from thefederal level to the local.I am a member of the steering Committee of the National Growth and Fairness Campaign which hasreviewed past political agreements, laws, decrees, studies, governing compacts and their effects on thesocial, economic development environment prior to the Obama Presidency. The National FairnessCampaign has also identified past historic moral gaps. The National Growth and Fairness Campaign haschosen Ohio [and we Cincinnati] as a focal point of the National Fairness Campaign because it isMiddle America, and has demonstrated past and current innovations to address fairness and capacitybuilding, including state government minority business development programs, initiatives to increase thebudget for the African American Businesses, and the creation a 20,000 household federal solutions suchas the American Reinvestment & Recovery Program [as law].To date, we have held three sessions whose subjects were taxes, civil rights, and what worked. Wekicked off the series as a member of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and based on areport dated May, 2006 called “Closing the Credit Gap and Expanding the Credit Opportunity: The CRAand Fair Lending Performance of Financial Institutions in the City of Cincinnati”. These sessionssupport Cincinnati Change in its plans to create a financial instrument capable of financing arevolutionary health care infrastructure based on established technology and licensed patents. It will becapable of supporting people with best practice health care and open source economic development. Itis tied to a comprehensive housing program that
Erases the Digital Divide
by embedding technologyinto homes and businesses locations throughout Hamilton county, with its headquarters in Cincinnati.If there is any way that we may be of help from Cincinnnati Change and/or from our National Growthand Fairness Campaign, please let me know.
Fred Hargrove, Sr. PE.MBA
Trustee of Cincinnati Change, Inc.President at Hargrove Engineering LLCNational Steering Committee Board Member of the National Growth and Fairness CampaignEnclosure: 20 Page Cincinnati Change summary of activities over past 90 days in support of MBE’s