August 27, 2014

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Cleveland recognized for emerging downtowns

In a Thursday, Jan.13, 2013 file photo, employees of dunnhumbyUSA mill around at the groundbreaking of the consumer-data company's new headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. After many years and a combined investment of about $10 billion, Ohio's three largest cities, Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, are enjoying downtown booms. All three cities have added residents, jobs, economic impact and vibrancy. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Cleveland has been named as being among 15 cities in the U.S. with emerging downtowns.

Besides Cleveland, Cincinnati also made Forbes magazine’s list released Tuesday.

Forbes said it listed cities that have seen double-digit population growth and revitalized central business districts.

Cincinnati’s major projects include a $600 million retail and residential development on its riverfront known as The Banks, a $110 million streetcar set to open in 2016, a $120 million riverfront park and a $400 million casino.

Cleveland’s projects include a casino, new aquarium, a new convention center this summer and a $200 million mixed-use development.

Other cities that made the list include Detroit, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Denver and Louisville, Ky.