Josh Wice, an Erlanger resident and vice president for operations and strategic initiatives at REDI Cincinnati, was selected for the 2017 Consultant Connect NEXT class. Wice is one of just 30 selected to join the August conference, deigned so that participants will gather to learn from others selected, build a strong network of talented, passionate economic development leaders and gain insights from site consultants.
Consultant Connect NEXT class is put on by Consultant Connect, a company based in Kalamazoo, Mich, that bridges the gap between economic developers and location consultants across the country. The program provides a platform to give class members transparent feedback and invaluable insight.
Wice’s selection is an honor. A council of site consultants and advisors must examine and approve of each candidate. They are looking for the best in U.S. economic development and those who can make a positive change in the industry.
Wice has been a member of REDI since May 2016, after serving as the director of business and community development for the city of Florence. He designed the city’s first local economic development incentive program, modernized its commercial real estate tracking activity and engaged a firm to nationally market the city.
While working for REDI, Wice is completing his doctorate at NKU and serving on the Skyward Regional Stewardship Council and the Northern Kentucky University Dean Development Council for the the college of Education and Human Services. REDI Cincinnati has been consistently recognized as one of top economic development organizations in the region and is a top contact for question on how to expand or locate companies in the area.