Ohio’s middle market steady growth tops national rate

Revenue growth for Ohio’s middle-market companies over the past 12 months topped that of the national rate, according to the National Center for the Middle-Market’s 2Q 2015 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) report.

Ohio companies reported growth at 6.8 percent compared to a national rate of 6.6 percent.

“Ohio’s middle-market businesses are continuing to drive our state’s economy” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman noting that more half of those companies are in Northeast Ohio. Read more.

Opportunity Corridor’s Steering Committee names Eddie Taylor, Michael Taylor as co-chairs

Cleveland, Ohio—The steering committee that provides crucial guidance and oversight of the Opportunity Corridor project in Cleveland has appointed two new co-chairs to assist in ensuring that the new roadway maximizes its potential to become a job-producing, economic development catalyst:

Eddie Taylor, Jr., (photo left) president of Taylor Oswald, an insurance brokerage firm partnered with Oswald Companies and headquartered in downtown Cleveland and Michael Taylor, (photo right) senior vice president at PNC, where he is responsible for community and economic development activities in Northern Ohio and five other states. Read more.

Why the Cuyahoga County arts and culture renewal levy needs your support

Marty McGann, the GCP’s senior vice president of advocacy, discusses the importance of the Cuyahoga County arts and culture renewal levy and why the organization supports it.

The ballot issue calls for the 10-year continuation of the 30 cents per pack tax on cigarettes, which, over the past nine years, has provided about $125 million for 300 Greater Cleveland arts and cultural organizations of all sizes. Click to watch.

Joe Roman on WTAM

Listen to this month's interview with GCP President and CEO Joe Roman and "Wills and Snyder" host Bill Wills and learn about:

 - The launch of Nestle’s $50M R&D center in Solon
 -  How hosting the first Republican presidential candidate debate on
    August 6 is a test run for the 2016 RNC
 -  Progress on the renovation of Public Square
 -  Accelerating efforts to improve public education in the City of Cleveland.


Aligning Inclusion with Business and Talent Outcomes

Please join us for the Commission on Economic Inclusion's seventh annual conference on Wednesday, August 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Corporate College East.

Our keynote speaker will be Sandy Harris, vice president, corporate diversity strategy and internal relations at Sodexho, which is ranked No. 5 among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

Who should attend: Diversity & inclusion practitioners, senior human resources managers, supplier diversity managers and procurement managers. Click for details.

Morning Conversation: Cleveland City Council President Kevin J. Kelley

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for a morning conversation with Cleveland City Council President Kevin J. Kelley.

Kelley has been a member of Cleveland City Council since 2005 and currently serves as council president. Kelly is the chair of the Finance and Rules committees and previously served on the Aviation and Transportation and Public Utilities committees.

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The GCP Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:

2015 Greater Cleveland Partnership Chairman's Forum


Please plan to join us at the 2015 Greater Cleveland Chairman's Forum, an exclusive members-only briefing with our board chair, Beth Mooney, chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp.

The event will update you about our work to advance the priorities of the organization and the business community;inform you about important issues impacting the region’s economy and your company; and connect you with business leaders from other GCP Investor companies. Click to register.

Thanks to our event sponsors:

2015 Burke Corporate Aviation Expo

Save the date!

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2015 Burke Corporate Aviation Expo presented by the Cleveland Airport System.

The expo represents a unique opportunity to see the latest offerings in executive aviation and socialize with the leaders of Northeast Ohio's business community.