Middletown Moving Forward (MMF) creates and capitalizes on economic development opportunities for Middletown, Ohio. As a community improvement corporation, it is the designated agent for the City of Middletown’s industrial, commercial, distribution, and research economic development activities. MMF lessens the burden on City government and promotes the economic welfare of the City and its citizens.

Middletown Moving Forward has identified five key geographic areas in the city as high potential for industrial and commercial economic development: the Downtown/ Central Business District, the Middletown Regional Airport/ Hook Field area, Cincinnati-Dayton Road Corridor, the Renaissance District, and MADE Industrial Park. In these areas, MMF will focus on the following goals and activities:

  • Supporting Middletown’s development project pipeline, particularly in low-to-moderate income areas
  • Facilitating partnerships and connection for shared economic development priorities
  • Lending expertise to business attraction, retention, and expansion activities


Board of Trustees 2019

Ken Cohen Cohen USA President
Lawrence J. Mulligan, Jr. City of Middletown Vice-President
Rick Pearce Chamber of Commerce- Middletown Monroe Trenton Treasurer
Doug Adkins City of Middletown Trustee
Fred DeBiasi American Savings Bank Trustee
Matt Eisenbraun City of Middletown Trustee
Jennifer Ekey City of Middletown Trustee
Karen Halsey Better Built Construction Trustee
Jim Kleingers Kleingers Group Trustee
Shelby Quinlivan City of Middletown Trustee
Greg Martin Greg Martin Excavating Trustee
Dan Nix AK Steel Trustee
Mike Stautberg Atrium Medical Center Foundation Trustee
Debbie Garitson City of Middletown Secretary