News

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.

Joe Roman on WTAM

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.

Re-introducing Cleveland to America and the world

Read why Cleveland is ready and well-positioned to host the 2016 Republican National Convention in a guest column on Cleveland.com by GCP President Joe Roman and Positively Cleveland President David Gilbert.

It notes: “For Cleveland, winning the GOP convention is not just about the huge economic benefit it would bring; it is about re-introducing Cleveland to America and the world." Click to read the full article.

GCP Board highlights

New appointees, newly elected members recognized

GCP Board Chair Beth Mooney announced at last week's Board meeting that Richard Chiricosta, president and CEO of Medical Mutual, has been appointed to the GCP Executive Committee.

Also announced: the appointment of Julie Boland, Cleveland office managing partner of Ernst and Young, as a member of the Class of 2015. Nine board members who were elected in March were recognized. Read more.

Events

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 keynote speaker will be Julie Hansen, director, corporate diversity & inclusion, AbbVie, a global, research-based bio-pharmaceutical company named to the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50. The featured speaker is Doug Harris, CEO of The Kaleidoscope Group.

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.

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