Joe Roman on WTAM

On today's "Wills and Snyder:" Updates on the 2016 RNC and the second Innerbelt Bridge project, revving up business development support for our region's companies and more.

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CDA provides financing for residential project in PlayhouseSquare

The development team of The Dalad Group and The Slyman Group has closed on financing for the historic renovation of the building located at 1220 Huron in PlayhouseSquare.

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s real estate and business development finance affiliate, provided a $4.5 million loan to bridge the federal and Ohio historic tax credit equity and a $400,000 subordinate loan for the $17.7 million project. Read more.

Notice of nomination: GCP Board of Directors

Pursuant to the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) Code of Regulations, the candidates for directorships will be recommended through the Nominating Committee chaired by Scott Chaikin.

Those members desiring to nominate any candidate(s) to the GCP Board of Directors should submit names and contact information by 5 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2015. to:

Secretary, Greater Cleveland Partnership, 1240 Huron Road East, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-1717.
The GCP ballot, including the candidates for the GCP Board of Directors, will be made available on the GCP website on February 25, 2015.

GCP disappointed in disbanding of commercial court docket

CLEVELAND – The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is disappointed that the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court recently disbanded its commercial court docket.

The commercial docket was created to resolve business related disputes in a more efficient and consistent manner. The GCP supported the creation and renewal of the commercial docket.

“The commercial court docket made our region a friendlier place to do business,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman “Disbanding this docket, especially without a debate on the merits, is a step in the wrong direction. We hope the distinguished judges will reconsider.”

GCP releases new Public Policy Agenda; outlines government advocacy issues for next two years

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) today released its new Public Policy Agenda that outlines areas where it will focus its attention on current and developing issues at the local, state and federal levels during the next two years.

The GCP drafts a new Public Policy Agenda at the beginning of each new congressional and state General Assembly cycle. The document, which has been months in the making, details a diverse list of objectives and areas of focus that share the common goal of growing Greater Cleveland’s economy. Click to read or download.

Our 2015 federal advocacy hot issues: Immigration, tax reform and the ACA

The “GCP Insight” video series kicks off the year with a preview of Congressional legislative issues that impact Greater Cleveland Partnership priorities.

GCP Vice President of Advocacy Nick Gattozzi talks with “Insight” host Steve Luttner, vice president, Lesic and Camper, about some of policies and legislation we’ll be tracking over the coming weeks and months. Click here or on the image to watch.


Ready to Rock: CLE in the 2015 Rock Hall Induction Spotlight

SAVE THE DATE for our next Middle-Market Forum!

Please mark your calendar and save the date for our first middle-market program of the year featuring an exciting discussion on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 inductions and how hosting this prestigious event can positively impact our city and region.

Our panelists (left to right):

  - Greg Harris, president and CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

  - Joe Roman, president and CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership

  - Alec Wightman, partner, BakerHostetler; chairman, Board of Trustees, Cleveland Rock and Roll, Inc., which operates the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum; and member, Board of Trustees, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation

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Chief Executives Commission Member Leadership Day

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 (photo left) and Thomas Zenty III, chief executive officer, University Hospitals (photo right). 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.

Kenneth W. Gronbach, the nation’s leading demographer and nationally recognized author, expert and futurist in the field of demography and generational marketing, will be the keynote speaker.

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