Greater Cincinnati has a number of international organizations and initiatives that welcome participation. The University of Cincinnati is working hand to hand with these organizations to bring more awareness of just how international the Ohio, Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana tri-state region has become.
Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce is the nation's fifth largest Chamber, representing the interests of more than 5,000 member businesses. The Chamber provides numerous services, including business retention and attraction, education and networking, benefit products to improve members' bottom line, solutions to members' workforce challenges, as well as legislative and regulatory advocacy to create and sustain a positive business climate for our community.
The European-American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) stimulates business relations and economic development between Europe and the Greater Cincinnati area, through initiatives and programs that encourage development, collaboration, networking and education.
The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce provides a bridge between the business communities of greater China and greater Cincinnati through education, the promotion of business opportunities and the facilitation of business dialogue. They work to improve understanding of chinese business law, strategies, and feasibility of international business opportunities in order to make Greater Cincinnati a key region for American-Chinese investments and ventures.
The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council aims to build global understanding and promote international awareness through education, information and exchange of people and ideas in the Great Cincinnati area. To that end, they host over 150 visitors from more than 75 countries each year as well as holding global education events for more than 2,200 area students.
The Hispanic Chamber of Cincinnati promotes the continued growth and development of the Hispanic/Latino business community in the Tri-State area. The Chamber works closely with profit and nonprofit area businesses as well as the local and state Chambers of Commerce and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) is a nonprofit organization created to promote a better understanding and cultural awareness between the people of Japan and the people of the Cincinnati Region. The JASGC strives to foster new business, political and cultural connections between the citizens, companies and governments of Japan and Greater Cincinnati, leading to a more productive, stable, and enriched relationship between our two countries.
The Cincinnati Sister City Association participates in the International sister city program established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The City of Cincinnati partnered with its first Sister City, Liuzhou, China, in 1988, and seven more in ensuring years: Gifu, Japan (1988); Kharkiv, Ukraine (1989); Munich, Germany (1989); Harare, Zimbabwe (1990); Nancy, France (1991); and New Taipei City, Taiwan (1994); and Mysore, India (2012). Together we work to promote mutual understanding and promote links to economic development, tourism, arts and community development.
The German American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati is an umbrella association for 36 organizations centered in the Ohio Valley they share a common bond of interest in German-American heritage and culture. This association also serves as the custodian of the German Heritage Museum in Cincinnati.