Business and political leaders connect at 51st annual Public Officials Reception

Many thanks to our members for making the Greater Cleveland Partnership's 51st annual Public Officials Reception a tremendous success! More than 550 Northeast Ohio business and community leaders and elected officials attended the event last Friday at Windows on the River.

In addition, U.S. Senator Rob Portman spoke at a pre-event program attended by members of the GCP Board, GCP Government Affairs Council, Ohio Assembly, and Cleveland City Council and our event sponsors.

Joe Roman on WTAM

In today’s interview, GCP President Joe Roman talks with “Wills and Snyder” co-host Bill Wills about next steps for Cleveland schools following voter approval of the capital levy, the positive region-wide economic impact the 2016 RNC will bring, ongoing economic development in the City of Cleveland and more.

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GCP Insight Election Analysis

In this week’s segment of the “Insight” video series, GCP Senior Vice President of Advocacy Marty McGann and government relations professional Tim Cosgrove, partner with Squire Patton Boggs, discuss the impact of the Election 2014 results at the county, state and federal levels, possible outcomes from Gov. Kasich's wide margin of victory and more.

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Construction diversity and inclusion updates now online

The Construction Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) initiative, managed by the Commission on Economic Inclusion, is focused on four target areas with the objective of increasing the use of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)and Female Business Enterprises (FBEs) firms on major construction projects in the City of Cleveland.

Information about the components and their subcommittees can now be found in the Economic Inclusion section of the GCP website.

Election 2014: What the results mean for the Northeast Ohio business community

Now that the voters have spoken, it’s time to interpret the results.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Post-Election Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Election 2014 results on GCP priorities, the Northeast Ohio business community and economic development in our city and region.

In addition to commentary on the re-election of Governor John Kasich (R) and the election of Armond Budish (D) as Cuyahoga County Executive, we discuss outcomes from the passage of Issue 4, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District capital levy, and Issue 6, the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) operating levy. Click to read or download.


Middle-Market Fourth-Quarter Forum

“Perspectives on the 2014 National Economy and Outlook for 2015”

How is the national economy shaping up at year-end? What are some key trends to watch for in 2015 that could impact your business?

Please join us for an expert’s perspectives at our at next middle-market forum with Dr. Joel Elvery, research economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His current work focuses on the regional economy in the Fourth Federal Reserve District, which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Register here.

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Dialogues on Diversity

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association invite you to attend the fourth program in the “Dialogues on Diversity” series. The next program features a panel of five distinguished general counsels from area organizations and businesses (left to right):

Sheryl King Benford, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority; Patricia Decensi, Medical Mutual of Ohio; Rosalina M. Fini, Cleveland Metroparks; Shana F. Marbury, GCP; and Sonali Bustamante Wilson, Cleveland State University. Learn more.

Chief Executives Commission Member Leadership Day

Please note new date: This event has been rescheduled!

Please join us for a hands-on work session for Commission on Economic Inclusion member organizations focusing on how to incorporate diversity and inclusion into organizational planning.

Presenters will include Commission Hall of Fame CEOs Eaton Chairman and CEO Alexander "Sandy" Cutler and Thomas Zenty III, chief executive officer, University Hospitals. Click to RSVP.

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Greater Cleveland Middle Market Forum


Please mark your calendar for Friday, May 8, 2015 and plan to attend our annual signature event for middle-market companies featuring high-profile mid-market CEOs, best practices and the latest research.

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