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A lasting tribute to Voinovich's vision, leadership - Joe Roman, GCP president and CEO


The opening of the new eastbound Innerbelt bridge completed a half-billion-dollar investment in Cleveland—one that offers a towering testament to a unique leader, a city’s future and the ability of government to work effectively for the public.

Together with its corresponding westbound twin, the two George V. Voinovich bridges spanning the Cuyahoga River downtown will each carry five lanes of traffic, bringing with them significant transportation efficiencies and other substantial economic benefits for Greater Cleveland.

The spans are a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life toward moving Cleveland forward.

Above photo: At the ribbon cutting for the George V. Voinovich westbound Innerbelt Bridge in November 2013, the former U.S. Senator, governor and mayor (third from left) was joined by family members, state and local elected officials and hundreds of onlookers.

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How Northeast Ohio will keep its economic development momentum going - Greater Cleveland Partnership


Since 2010, more than $24 billion in economic development has taken place in Cleveland and the surrounding region. What’s the best way to keep all that positive momentum going?

That was the question posed to the panelists (photo: left to right) Vickie Eaton Johnson of the Cleveland Clinic, Ann Zoller of LAND Studio and Chris Ronayne of University Circle, Inc., who took part in the “Region on the Rise” plenary session during the recent BizConCLE convention. The panel was moderated by the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Deb Janik (far right).

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Amended Cleveland-only minimum wage proposal is still a bad deal - GCP Advocacy

A national organization—interested in advancing its agenda, regardless of the cost that the City of Cleveland and Cleveland residents would incur—announced that it has finalized language for a Cleveland-only minimum wage ballot measure.

As the public learns more about the Service Employees International Union’s misguided approach and why its minimum wage proposal is a bad deal for Clevelanders, the union amended its original proposal that was sent to Cleveland City Council and rejected by an overwhelming vote.

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Thanks to the Cavs for a great season -- and a special boost to downtown - GCP President and CEO Joe Roman

Silver. It often represents second place. Or runner-up. Or almost.

In the case of Cleveland's recent trip to the NBA Finals, there is only a winning perspective for all of us to have.

Yes, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Championship. Congratulations to them.

But days after the final buzzer of the series, I've seen no collective hand-wringing, no lingering community-wide hangover of defeat. Quite the contrary.

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