Through the Commission on Economic Inclusion, the Greater Cleveland Partnership works to create “Jobs and Opportunities, Wealth and Titles” for minority individuals and businesses in the Cleveland Plus region. Our efforts are aimed at growing minority-owned businesses (MBEs) in the region, increasing access to jobs that pay well and including more minorities in the senior management and board leadership of companies and organizations. Success means that minorities will more fully participate in the benefits of economic development in the region.
Inclusion at GCP
The GCP also strives to be a civic model for the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies that advance productivity, innovation, and economic growth. Our commitment to this goal is evident in our leadership polices, employment practices, purchasing priorities, business partners and community investments. Click here to read more about diversity and inclusion at the GCP.
Commission on Economic Inclusion
Created in December 2000, the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 Northeast Ohio employers who are committed to making the region’s diversity a source of economic strength. Click here to read our latest newsletter.
MBDA Cleveland Business Center
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center-Cleveland is operated by the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the GCP. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce with additional support from GCP and the GCP's small business partner, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE). The center, which is entrepreneurially focused, is committed to wealth creation in minority communities.