Investments in water quality supporting Cleveland's waterfront development

The importance of water and sewer infrastructure on the economic and environmental health of Northeast Ohio was the central theme of the 2014 Build Up Greater Cleveland (BUGC) Annual Meeting at Windows on the River.

Keynote speaker George S. Hawkins, Esq., general manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and a Greater Cleveland native, discussed the essential investments being made around the country to provide safe drinking water and ensure healthy rivers and lakes.

Hawkins’ message is incredibly timely as the development of Greater Cleveland’s waterfronts has become a priority. Read more.

Ohio's middle market reports 4.9 percent revenue growth

Ohio’s middle-market companies report a 4.9 percent revenue growth during the second quarter of 2014 when compared to growth of the second quarter in 2013, according to results of the National Center for the Middle Market’s 2Q2014 Middle Market Indicator released this week.

In other results, the survey found that Ohio middle-market companies have less confidence in the local, national and global economies than the national middle-market average. However, Ohio companies say they are prepared for growth through capital investment with 69 percent saying they will invest in the next 12 months.  Learn more.

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Why Cleveland won the 2016 RNC

Learn more about the successful bid to bring the 2016 RNC here (“We sold the real Cleveland”), what happens next, and how the return of LeBron James to the Cavs will encourage even more investment in downtown Cleveland.

Click to listen to the interview with Bill Wills of WTAM's "Wills and Snyder."

Update on Opportunity Corridor: road to progress

Marie Kittredge, project director, Opportunity Corridor, provides an update on the project's progress in a conversation with “GCP Insight” host Steve Luttner, vice president of Lesic and Camper.

Construction on the first phase of the three-mile boulevard, the widening of East 105th Street, begins in the fall.

Click to watch the video.

GCP Government Affairs Council to examine proposed regional levies

The Greater Cleveland Partnership's Government Affairs Council recently discussed the various regional levies in place in Northeast Ohio, including the sequence for levy expirations.

In the coming months, the Council will examine regional levies expected this fall and provide recommendations to the GCP Board.

New legislation supports Ohio's aerospace and aviation assets

In this week’s “GCP Insight” video, Marty McGann, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior vice president of advocacy, discusses two pieces of legislation recently signed by Governor Kasich to support Ohio’s aerospace and aviation assets.

In an interview with Steve Luttner, vice president, Lesic and Camper, McGann provides an overview of the outcomes. Click to watch.


Diversity Professionals Conference

Diversity and HR professionals are invited to the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s sixth annual Diversity Professionals conference to be held Wednesday, August 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Corporate College East. Our speaker line-up includes:

Julie Hansen, director, corporate diversity & inclusion, AbbVie, 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 company (keynote); Doug Harris, CEO, The Kaleidoscope Group (facilitator); Tammy Nunn Haynie, diversity & inclusion program manager, BASF, 2014 DiversityInc Top 50; and Rahman Khan, director, diversity & inclusion, Time Warner Cable, 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 and Commission Hall of Fame.

Register here.

Luncheon with Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French

Sherwin-Williams and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio chapter, are hosting a luncheon with Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French on Wednesday, August 6, at The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Avenue.

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to attend this event for a conversation about how the court works and how the Justices’ judicial philosophy shapes our laws in Ohio.

Click here to RSVP.

Morning Conversation: Congressman Bob Latta

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to start their day at our Morning Conversation program with Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-5).

A four-term member of the United States House of Representatives, the Congressman is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is vice chair of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Click to register.