GCP hosts elected officials conference in Washington D.C.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership Advocacy Department, on behalf of GCP and Cleveland Development Foundation, a GCP program, in conjunction with Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) and Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16), hosted the Northeast Ohio Elected Officials Conference in Washington D.C. on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.
Greater Cleveland mid-market companies more optimistic about business performance
Friday, May 10, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—Greater Cleveland middle-market companies are more optimistic about their business performance over the next 12 months than their counterparts nationwide.
Ohio chambers urge state legislature to consider additional budget efficiency measures
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Columbus, Ohio –– Ohio’s government would become much more efficient under a carefully researched fiscal reform plan that is supported by business leaders from across the state.
Cleveland Development Advisors $30M award will spur job-creating projects in Cleveland
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, has been awarded $30 million in federal tax credits by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Linking IT Talent event connects job seekers with opportunities
Monday, April 22, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—As one of the key events of 2013 Tech Week, the Linking IT Talent to Opportunity networking event, presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership in collaboration with NEOSA, the COSE Technology Network, and the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education included participation by more than 25 companies and more than 150 students and professionals.
Greater Cleveland Partnership urging state leaders to expand Medicaid
Monday, April 15, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and business organizations from across Ohio are calling on state leaders to restore the Medicaid expansion language to the budget bill, which, last week was scrapped by the Ohio House.
High-profile business leaders to be featured at 2013 Middle-Market Forum
Monday, April 08, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—Several high-profile business leaders will be featured at the 2013 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum on Friday, May 10, at the Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare.
Commission adds new members to its Advisory Board, committees
Monday, April 01, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio -- The Commission on Economic Inclusion Board of Advisors is adding two new members.
GCP applauds passage of transportation budget bill
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) applauds the Ohio Senate and Ohio House passage of the transportation budget bill (House Bill 51). GCP is pleased state leaders agreed that a large portion of Turnpike bond funding should be spent in northern Ohio.
GCP Board passes resolution supporting CMSD waiver request
Monday, March 18, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors has approved a resolution supporting the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s request for a waiver of the appointment of an Academic Distress Commission to oversee the District, which the state has designated as being in “academic emergency.”
Cleveland conference to focus on growing minority businesses
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—To develop wealth and create jobs in communities of color, it’s essential that minority-owned businesses grow and prosper. That’s the goal of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Cleveland Business Center’s conference, “Positioning Your Company for Domestic and International Growth,” to be held March 14-15 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.
Despite lingering challenges, U.S. manufacturing outlook is bright
Monday, March 11, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—The long-term outlook outlook for U.S. manufacturing is promising despite lingering challenges, according to the “2013 Manufacturing Outlook” report by GCP Investor member Plante Moran.
Commission on Economic Inclusion transitions service delivery for MBEs
Friday, March 01, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio--Effective immediately, the Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ (MBA 2.5) will cease operations and the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s services to minority business enterprises (MBEs) will be delivered through the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Cleveland Business Center, which is also operated by the Commission.
Mayor Jackson, public-private partnership sign MOU to implement historic Community Benefits Agreement
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson along with representatives from several key business, civic, labor and trade organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding Community Benefits and Inclusion.
GCP, Plante Moran collaborate to support Northeast Ohio middle-market companies
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is pleased to announce that Plante Moran will be a major corporate sponsor for the next three years to support GCP’s programming and events for middle-market companies in Northeast Ohio.
GCP advocacy team analyzing state budget proposal
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—Since the release of Governor Kasich’s two-year state budget proposal on February 4, the Greater Cleveland Partnership Advocacy Team has been digging into the details to better understand the plan and its impact on GCP members.
Business community input wanted for Cleveland schools reform plan
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio--The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is seeking input from the Greater Cleveland business community on the implementation strategy of the CMSD Transformation Plan.
Commission on Economic Inclusion adds new volunteers to its Advisory Board
Friday, February 01, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio—The Commission on Economic Inclusion, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s program that works to make Northeast Ohio’s diversity a source of economic strength, has added five executives its Advisory Board.
GCP applauds Cuyahoga County anti-poaching protocol
Monday, January 28, 2013
Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman says that Cuyahoga County’s “Business Attraction and Anti-Poaching Protocol,” which has been signed by all of the county’s 59 communities indicates that the stakeholders “are poised to work collectively to make our county more business friendly.”
GCP supports expansion of Medicaid in Ohio
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is encouraging state leaders to expand Medicaid eligibility as permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the federal Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (ACA).
Middle-market report suggests continued growth, return of CEO confidence
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today announced that the U.S. middle market added an estimated $650 billion in new revenue and more than 1 million jobs in 2012, based on findings in the NCMM’s 2012 fourth-quarter Middle Market Indicator.
Winners announced for Dr. M.L. King Jr. Community Service Awards presented by Cleveland Orchestra and GCP
Monday, January 21, 2013
Winners of the 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, presented by the Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership through the Commission on Economic Inclusion in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, were announced Sunday, January 20, at the Orchestra’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall.
Cleveland healthcare companies No. 1 in Midwest for attracting investment in 2012
Monday, January 14, 2013
Greater Cleveland topped all other Midwest cities and regions for investments in healthcare companies in 2012, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Venture Investment Report.
New grant for MC2STEM classrooms continues efforts originally enabled by GCP fund-raising initiative
Monday, January 14, 2013
A $1.25 million grant from KeyBank Foundation will support construction of classrooms for Cleveland Metropolitan District 11th and 12th-grade MC2STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) High School students on the Cleveland State University campus. Currently, ninth-grade students attend classes at the Great Lakes Science Center, while 10th graders are taught at GE Lighting’s Nela Park campus in East Cleveland. Their classrooms were made possible by a capital campaign managed by the Greater Cleveland Partnership's Economic Growth Foundation.
Canadian ambassador meets with Cleveland business leaders
Monday, January 07, 2013
The Honorable Gary Doer, Canadian ambassador to the United States, recently met with about 25 Northeast Ohio executives at the offices of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.
Early-bird discount for minority business conference
Monday, January 07, 2013
Discounted early-bird registration is now open for the 2013 Minority Business Development Agency Business Center-Cleveland Conference March 14-15 at the Renaissance Hotel.
GCP Board Chair Chris Connor named among top 100 CEOs worldwide
Monday, January 07, 2013
GCP Board Chair Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company, is among the top 100 CEOs in the world, according to the Harvard Business Review.
Ohio Turnpike plan can accelerate timelines for key infrastructure projects
Monday, December 17, 2012
Last week, Governor Kasich outlined his plans for the Ohio Turnpike and released a study from a private consultant that analyzed several options to leverage a larger return on this state asset. He expects this move will free up $1.5 billion in funding that could be used to accelerate infrastructure projects.
Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Metro Chambers Report on Redesigning Ohio progress
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Metro Chambers of Commerce today reported on the progress that has been achieved since their 2010 release of Redesigning Ohio: Transforming Government into a 21st Century Institution.
GCP Board votes to support establishment of Community Benefits Agreement
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) Board of Directors has approved a resolution in support of the establishment of a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) to enhance inclusion in publicly or privately financed development projects in the City of Cleveland.
GCP, partners help Hyland Software expand in N.E. Ohio
Monday, December 03, 2012
In collaboration with the JobsOhio regional partner staff at Team NEO, the City of Westlake and Employment Connection, the Greater Cleveland Partnership Business Development Team has successfully identified and secured state and local tax credits and incentives for Hyland Software’s continued expansion in Northeast Ohio.
GCP to testify against county legislation that would give preferential treatment to some bidders
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) will tomorrow testify against a proposed Cuyahoga County ordinance that would give an advantage to county-based businesses vying for public contracts, calling it anti-regional and bad for business.
Cleveland Orchestra and GCP seek nominations for Dr. M.L. King Jr. Community Service Awards
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In cooperation with the City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), through the Commission on Economic Inclusion, are currently accepting nominations for the 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards.
RTA Red Line airport tunnel closing Nov. 27 for repairs
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Red Line tunnel under Hopkins Airport will be closed from November 27 until Spring 2013 for repairs.
GCP Board Company Sherwin-Williams to acquire leading Latin American paint and coatings business
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Sherwin-Williams Company, headed by Greater Cleveland Partnership Board Chairman Christopher M. Connor, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., a leader in the paint and coatings market in Mexico with headquarters in Mexico City.