News

GCP Board votes to endorse Tri-C and Cleveland school levies

The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors has voted unanimously to support the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)  levy (Issue 6) and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) levy (Issue 4), which will be on the November ballot.

The resolution, which was passed at the Board’s quarterly meeting last week, also approves a joint GCP/COSE contribution of $25,000 to the CMSD levy campaign and providing staff support to assist with fund raising and shaping campaign messaging.

The Tri-C levy is a renewal with a 0.9 millage increase, which translates into an additional $2.63 per month for a taxpayer with a home valued at $100,000. The CMSD capital levy, if approved, is a renewal levy with no tax increase.


Public-private collaboration brings new business tenant to PlayhouseSquare

The Greater Cleveland Partnership Business Development Team, in collaboration with the City of Cleveland and OhioMeansJobs Cleveland-Cuyahoga County, assisted Inforce Technologies, LLC, a system integration and technology consulting firm for the insurance industry, with its headquarters expansion and relocation from Garfield Heights to Idea Center in PlayhouseSquare.

The collaborative effort helped Inforce’s leadership identify and secure government incentives to support its expansion project.

New chair named for GCP Middle-Market Committee

Greater Cleveland Partnership Board member Bernie Moreno, president of The Collection Auto Group, is the new chair of GCP’s Middle Market Committee (MMC).

The committee works with GCP staff to provide executive oversight for the organization’s ongoing Middle-Market Initiative. In this role, the MMC serves as a leading and trusted resource for Northeast Ohio middle-market companies by focusing on issues they face and offering solutions to their unmet needs.

$6B in Greater Cleveland construction activity creating job opportunities, challenges diverse workers

Cleveland—A study commissioned by a public-private partnership working to increase participation by diverse and City of Cleveland residents in Greater Cleveland construction projects has found significant long-term job opportunities based on $6.2 billion in planned projects.

However, there is also a workforce gap that is creating challenges to fill those jobs. Click to read more about the study's key findings and how those challenges can be addressed.

Joe Roman on WTAM

Topics discussed in this month’s interview with Bill Wills on WTAM's "Wills and Snyder" include getting ready for the 2016 RNC; development projects continue to fuel downtown Cleveland's renaissance and Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland Metropolitan School District levies on the November ballot.

Click to listen.

Attempt to repeal Common Core a step backward for Ohio and its children

Chambers testify today against HB 597, Common Core repeal bill

COLUMBUS – Repealing Common Core is a misguided effort that would damage educational efforts to prepare our children for a highly complex, ultra-competitive future, according to business leaders from across the state.

Joe Roman, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) – the largest chamber of commerce in Ohio and one of the largest in the nation – today testified against House Bill 597 – which would eliminate the learning standards.

Common Core learning standards set high expectations for Ohio's students

Marty McGann, GCP’s senior vice president of advocacy, provides an update on recent legislative activity related to Common Core learning standards in the latest “GCP Insight” video.

In an interview with Steve Luttner, vice president of Lesic and Camper, McGann discusses the importance of correcting misperceptions about Common Core standards, which spell out what students are expected to learn but do not dictate curriculum. Click to watch.

Events

Morning Conversation: State Rep. Cliff Rosenberg

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to the next program in our Morning Conversation series with State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger (R-91), who is completing his second term in the Ohio House. He represents his hometown of Clarksville in Clinton County in addition to Highland County, Pike County and parts of Ross County.

Rep. Rosenberger serves on the House Finance Committee and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education. Please RSVP to advocacyevents@gcpartnership.com.

51st Public Officials Reception 11 21 14

Presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership

You're invited to Cleveland’s premier political event, a not-to-be-missed reception that brings together the region’s local, state, and federal officials with business and community leaders.

The Public Officials Reception is your opportunity to interact with decision makers on policy issues of importance to you, your company and the region. Click to purchase tickets.

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Commission Leadership Day 12 05 14

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.

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