Meet Rolando

Meet Rolando

As a high-school student in Guatemala, Rolando Archila knew he wanted to attend college in the U.S. His search focused on top business programs, but he had another important criterion too.

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Our community is yours

Welcome to Cincinnati USA and Cincinnati Compass, a virtual navigator to resources and connections for immigrants, refugees, expats, international students and others. We welcome you to our region - whether you are a new arrival or long-time resident - and hope you will use these resources to make Cincinnati your home. Cincinnati is one of the most vibrant places in the Midwest and Cincinnati Compass is your online portal to tapping the rich opportunities our region offers.

Did You Know:

Immigrants make up less than 4% of the regional population, but they have $1.5 billion in annual spending power.

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In Metro Cincinnati, the Foreign-Born Population Makes Up:


In Metro Cincinnati, the Foreign-Born Population Makes Up:

About Cincinnati Compass

Cincinnati Compass supports regional growth, talent retention, and economic inclusion through welcoming and integration of immigrants throughout our region. The creation of Cincinnati Compass grew from the 2015 recommendations of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's Task Force on Immigration. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has taken the lead in bringing the Compass idea to life.

The Chamber - and the more than 60 Community Partners behind Compass - recognize that immigrant communities are critical to sustained economic growth, job creation and prosperity for a region. Among the many contributions immigrants make to our region are innovation and entrepreneurship; cultural variety and richness; and talent.

 

The University of Cincinnati, which today has more than 3,000 international students, was the first investor in Cincinnati Compass. UC's early and significant support made it possible to build and launch this portal in 2016. The City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber express their sincere appreciation for UC's contribution to immigrant welcoming and integration in our region.

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