GCP Board approves appointment of two new members

The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors has approved the appointment of two new members.

In action taken last week at its quarterly meeting, the Board welcomed Loretta Mester, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and Robert Patterson, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation, as new members.

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Incentives helping to attract private investment in Cleveland neighborhoods needs Congressional support

GCP President and CEO Joe Roman has written a guest column for urging Congress to to extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), which “has been an undeniable success,” before leaving Washington this month. In the column, Roman discussed the importance of NMTC to Cleveland Development Advisers, the GCP’s real estate development affiliate.

CDA’s NMTC investments have included supporting the $14M renovation of Fairmount Creamery (image left), the historic building that is expected to lead to additional economic investment in both the Tremont and Ohio City neighborhoods.

JetBlue to launch nonstop CLE-Boston flights

Cleveland—JetBlue announced today that it will begin two daily nonstop CLE-Boston flights beginning April 30, 2015.

“This is great news for CLE,” said Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman. ”Many thanks to our board members for their involvement in helping to secure Jet Blue as a carrier at Hopkins and to the members of the Air Service Demand Task Force for their leadership in this effort."

GCP supporting expansion of Medicaid in Ohio

Alesha Washington, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior director of government advocacy, provides background on GCP’s support of continuing the expansion of Medicaid benefits in Ohio next year.

In this interview with "GCP Insight" host Steve Luttner, vice president, Lesic and Camper, you’ll hear about the need for legislature approval to continue the expansion. Click to watch.

Joe Roman on WTAM

In today's interview with “Wills & Snyder” host Bill Wills, GCP President and CEO Joe Roman discusses the work of NASA Glenn and its involvement with last week's Orion launch.

Other topics include the latest on getting ready to showcase Cleveland to the world via the 2016 RNC; moving forward with the Opportunity Corridor project and its potential to attract investment to 350+acres in adjacent neighborhoods.
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Cleveland/Northeast Ohio economy: Per capita output higher than U.S. average

Is the Cleveland economy recovering? Yes, it is—and it’s on par with the U.S. with per capita GDP above pre-recession levels.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland economist Dr. Joel Elvery provided an overview of current economic conditions in the U.S. & Cleveland/Northeast Ohio and a forecast for 2015 to more than 125 middle-market executives at the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s 4Q Middle-Market Forum on December 3. Read more.

As Hopkins air service transitions, opportunities arise for more travel options

Cleveland—With additional service that other airlines—such as Frontier, Spirit, Southwest and Delta—are now offering at Hopkins Airport (CLE), yesterday’s announcement by United Airlines that it will end nonstop flights between Cleveland and Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa is not unexpected.

“This decision is based upon the competitiveness of the industry,” said Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman. “But this also presents an opportunity to offer an even more diverse range of options for Hopkins travelers. Read more.

Nation's top demographer to speak at 2015 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum

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 at the 2015 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum, presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership on Friday, May 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. at Corporate College East.

Ken makes the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy. Registration information will be available soon.

Business and political leaders connect at 51st annual Public Officials Reception

Many thanks to our members for making the Greater Cleveland Partnership's 51st annual Public Officials Reception a tremendous success! More than 550 Northeast Ohio business and community leaders and elected officials attended the event last Friday at Windows on the River.

In addition, U.S. Senator Rob Portman spoke at a pre-event program attended by members of the GCP Board, GCP Government Affairs Council, Ohio Assembly, and Cleveland City Council and our event sponsors.


Chief Executives Commission Member Leadership Day

Please note new date: This event has been rescheduled!

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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