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Federal Retention Strategy Briefing

10.16.14 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join the Greater Cleveland Partnership and other interested parties for a briefing on the State of Ohio’s Federal Retention Strategy for the Northeast region.

Ohio is home to multiple federal and military assets, including a strong network of defense and aeronautical enterprises, all with deep roots and considerable economic impact in communities across the state and certainly across our region.

As national leaders in Congress, the Administration and the Department of Defense look to address the Nation’s fiscal situation, it is incumbent on local elected officials and stakeholders to better understand the status of their installations and the potential impact Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) could have communities.

Our speaker

Major General Gregory L. Wayt, USA, Ret is the chief operating officer of CBD Advisors. He brings more than three decades of national security and homeland defense experience coupled with strong relations with the executive and legislative branches of Ohio and the United States. He has held chief executive positions in senior leadership, operations, governmental relations, international affairs, congressional affairs, and strategic planning.

He served 35 years in the military in a variety of command and staff positions culminating most recently by a gubernatorial appointment as Adjutant General of Ohio and Cabinet Level Official for two administrations. He orchestrated the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Ohio strategy resulting in two impacted Ohio Air National Guard bases to remain open with new and relevant missions plus maintaining over 1,600 military positions in Ohio.

Additionally, he acquired over $300M of new construction of facilities as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure actions and other additional federal appropriations. His vision and leadership provided the largest influx of military construction appropriations in its history and vastly improved the overall infrastructure.

Who should attend

  • Elected officials and staff
  • Economic development professionals
  • Community advocate organizations
  • Other stakeholders

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the assessment of federal facilities undertaken by the State of Ohio and JobsOhio.

Please RSVP to or call 216.592.2376.