Global Cleveland is focused on regional economic development through actively attracting newcomers, welcoming and connecting them both economically and socially to the many opportunities throughout Greater Cleveland. Global Cleveland will provide a point of contact for all newcomers, both domestic and international, to help them establish greater organizational and individual connection within the Greater Cleveland community. GCP President and CEO Joe Roman is a member of its Board of Directors.
Cleveland Council on World Affairs
Founded in 1923 to promote world peace, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is Northeast Ohio’s most prominent organization that provides the public with greater understanding and personal engagement in international relations and global issues. The Council hosts more than 30 events each year, ranging from major lectures by political, business and academic leaders who shape the world to free discussions with national and regional experts.
Great Lakes Metro Chambers
As a member of the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition, the GCP supports the group's agenda that calls for the establishment of High Skill Immigration (HIS) zones. This would allow the federal government to lift current limits on granting H1-B and other such visas awarded to employers who need to import educated workers to occupy high-technology positions that cannot be filled by American workers.
Read more in the GCP 2011/2012 Public Policy Agenda and the "Agenda for Jobs and Ecnomic Transformation in the Great Lakes Region."
TiE is a global organization, focused on mentoring entrepreneurs, especially those from immigrant and minority backgrounds. TiE Ohio, launched in Dec. 2008, is the 50th chapter of the TiE Global organization, which has locations throughout North America as well as Europe, Asia, and Australia. TiE is the world's largest not-for-profit, non-political, and secular organization fostering entrepreneurship globally across 52 cities in 11 countries through mentoring, networking, and educating.