Greater Cleveland Partnership Blog
The Greater Cleveland Partnership Blog is an interactive way to learn more about the GCP's focus in six areas of the organization's strategic plan: advocacy, economic development, economic inclusion, physical development, global connections and talent, as well as information about membership in the GCP. We invite you to share your thoughts and opinions on these topics that are important to the economic vitality of the Cleveland Plus region.
- Let's fly together
- October 04, 2011
- As the season changes from summer to fall, it is once again time to close the pool, store the lawn furniture, and turn off the air conditioners. We are about to experience snow, winter coats, fireplaces, and warm furnaces.
This is also the time when birds begin to migrate to the South to take advantage of the warmer climates. It is a well-known fact that many birds fly in flocks, typically in a "V" formation with various birds alternating as the lead of the "V." This is an interesting dynamic; birds have figured out that it is more effective and efficient to fly in flocks to achieve their mission.
Let's fly together
- Inclusion vs. economic inclusion: sustainable success
- April 04, 2011
- The mission of the Commission on Economic Inclusion is to ensure that economic inclusion is integrated into all aspects of the business community's economic development agenda. Our members are advancing self-directed goals to build inclusive organizations with a focus on increasing board, senior staff, workforce, and supplier diversity. Success in these areas is measured by an increase in jobs, wealth, and titles, for individual minorities and minority-owned businesses, with their full participation in the building of a new regional economic development system.
Inclusion vs. economic inclusion: sustainable success
economic inclusion; minority business; Commission on Economic Inclusion
- Reinforcing the need for collaboration: the time is right
- December 08, 2009
- The business and economic environment, both locally and nationally, have told a consistent tale over the past 12-18 months. Marketplace survival and success require:
• Clearly communicated value
Against that framework, how does our minority economic development nonprofit community stack up? Not too well in my opinion.
Reinforcing the need for collaboration: the time is right
Commission on Economic Inclusion,
Minority Business Accelerator