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Continuing Medicaid expansion: Good for Ohio employers and employees - GCP Advocacy Team

Medicaid Expansion OhioLast year, the Greater Cleveland Partnership called on state leaders to expand Medicaid eligibility as permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

In the 11 months since Medicaid expansion was approved, approximately 400,000 Ohioans—more than 50,000 in Cuyahoga County alone—have received coverage they did not previously have.

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Incentive to invest in Cleveland's renaissance needs Congress to continue its support - Joe Roman, Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO

Fairmount Creamery in ClevelandA modest but highly effective community development tool that has financed a significant part of Cleveland's renaissance may soon be lost unless Congress acts to secure it before adjourning this month.

The New Markets Tax Credits program was designed to increase the flow of private capital in low-income communities by offering investors a tax credit on investments made in qualified businesses and economic development projects that will benefit the residents of these communities.

In Cleveland, NMTC has been an undeniable success. We can point to a long and impressive list of tangible results that show a return on investment made possible with the credit. Without this program, the welcome revitalization of our city would not be what it is today.

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Middle-market perspectives: Export to accelerate company growth - Greater Cleveland Partnership

Middle Market perspectives on company growthAccording to the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), middle-market companies that make exporting part of their business model perform better than their peers. Whether in manufacturing or services, these companies tend to generate stronger revenues and overall growth, and report strategic and operational benefits from global engagement.

Yet, NCMM surveys and other research studies consistently show that mid-sized companies are not maximizing their exporting promise and not even fully considering the possibilities.

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Improving The Plus through mentoring - Regional Marketing Alliance

Cleveland Plus MentoringMentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. There are many different kinds of mentorship programs offered to individuals in the region including youth/teen, student development and entrepreneurial.

Read on to learn about these programs in the Cleveland Plus region that provide area influencers and potential business leaders with the tools and confidence they need to achieve success.

Is one of them the right fit for you to get involved?

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Why it's a great time to be working in Northeast Ohio - Ray Leach, CEO of JumpStart Inc.


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Ray Leach CEO JumpStartIt’s a great time to be working in Northeast Ohio.

There is a palpable feeling among those in the know that our entrepreneurial ecosystem is on the right track. Our homegrown ventures are routinely making national news for their exciting deals and venture capitalists are now making comparisons between Ohio in 2014 and Silicon Valley in 1975.

Just last month, the Ohio Third Frontier added more good news, committing $19 million to a collaborative network of 16 entrepreneurial support organizations in Northeast Ohio, including JumpStart. These funds will allow us to continue assisting entrepreneurs across our vast 21-county region, which houses nearly 40 percent of Ohio’s population and more than 35 percent of the state’s GDP.

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How to connect diversity and inclusion to your business strategies - the Commission on Economic Inclusion

Behind every business decision is a motivation, whether or not it is articulated. diversity-inclusion

In the case of diversity & inclusion (D&I), when an organization chooses to create a formal structure, commit resources, and incorporate D&I into business planning, this action is typically motivated by one or more of the following:

  • A need to retain current consumers or to expand markets to a broader range of consumers

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Advocacy impact for Northeast Ohio - Greater Cleveland Partnership

Through our Government Advocacy Team, GCP works to educate and activate elected officials and thought leaders to create and shape government policy to advance our region and our economy. We serve as “one voice” advocating for business community priorities at the local, state and national levels. This infographic showcases how our advocacy efforts have bettered our community and other northeast Ohio organizations.

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Middle Market Perspectives: Effective performance management connects to financial success - Greater Cleveland Partnership

Performance management—the process related to identifying, assessing and improving employees’ performance managementperformance— is not the most popular task on a manager’s to-do list.

It may be because it can require awkward conversations with low-performing employees. Or, others may not see it as a credible measure of productivity. Regardless of the obstacle, it is to the benefit of middle market companies to make performance management an integral part of every working day.

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Middle-market perspectives: How to create a “climate of compliance” - Greater Cleveland Partnership

Middle Market climate of complianceRegardless of their size, industry or location, many middle-market companies face challenges with complying with external regulations.

Compliance is often done out of necessity in response to an auditor or government regulator. And although this process may be time-consuming and burdensome, it is to the company’s advantage to comply forthrightly and to meet designated deadlines.

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What is shale and why is it important to Northeast Ohio? - Regional Marketing Alliance

Shale in Northeast OhioThe increase in shale gas production in the United States has led to a new abundance of natural gas for our country. This is significant because natural gas provides a quarter of U.S. energy, including the nation’s electricity. The increase in shale production not only benefits our energy supply, but it also has the potential to create jobs and boost government income.

So what exactly is shale, and why is it important to Northeast Ohio?

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