Commission on Economic Inclusion endorses Cleveland schools levy
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Board of Advisors of the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), has voted to endorse Issue 107, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District levy, which will appear on the ballot in November.
GCP creates Cleveland school levy toolkit for employers
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has assembled a toolkit for employers to help communicate to their employees who live in Cleveland the importance of voting “yes” on Issue 107, the Cleveland school levy.
GCP Business Development team earns Excellence Award for retention, expansion program
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Business Development Team has received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for its business retention and expansion (BRE) program.
GCP statement on Third Frontier Commission award to JumpStart
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
"We applaud the decision by Third Frontier leaders to approve the modified JumpStart proposal."
GCP Board urges "no" vote on State Issue 2, endorses passage of Port Authority levy
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors voted today to take a position on two ballot issues—in opposition of State Issue 2, the redistricting constitutional amendment, and to endorse passage of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority levy.
Cleveland Development Advisors closes two major downtown projects
Monday, September 17, 2012
Cleveland Development Advisors, (CDA) the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s real estate and business development finance affiliate, closed two major projects last week: the Hanna Building Annex and the 800 Superior Avenue project.
Commission on Economic Inclusion connects MBE to $1.5M contract
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Commission on Economic Inclusion’s most recent Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) meeting helped connect local MBE PuroClean Professional Services with a three-year, $1.5 million contract to provide disaster restoration services for Greater Cleveland Partnership and Commission member FirstEnergy Corp.
GCP members make Fortune list of 100 fastest-growing companies
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Two Greater Cleveland Partnership member companies are on Fortune’s 2012 list of America’s 100 fastest-growing companies.
GCP helps secure $3.15M expansion project for Oakwood Village company
Monday, September 10, 2012
Working with the leadership of Oakwood Village and the Cuyahoga County Department of Economic Development, the GCP Business Development team helped secure a $3.15 million expansion project for Swift Filters, an Oakwood Village company that specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality replacement and custom filter elements.
A $13.99M business expansion win for Northeast Ohio
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership Business Development team, in collaboration with regional and local partners, recently scored a “win” for the region by helping secure an expansion project with Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc., a leading independent food service distributor.
Voters urged to invest in Cleveland public schools
Monday, August 13, 2012
Bipartisan legislation has been passed and signed into law giving the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) the tools it needs to carry out Mayor Jackson’s “Cleveland Plan” to reform public education in the city. The next hurdle is passing a 15 mill operating levy to help pay for the historical, sweeping changes that the plan proposes.
Greater Cleveland Partnership backs Third Frontier changes
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has issued the following statement on today’s Third Frontier Commission meeting from Dan Walsh, president of Huntington Bank of Northeast Ohio and GCP Board Member and Chair of the GCP’s Government Advocacy Council:
Greater Cleveland middle-market companies more optimistic about business performance
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Greater Cleveland middle-market companies are more optimistic about their local economy and their business performance over the next 12 months than their counterparts nationwide.
Commission on Economic Inclusion launching strategy review
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The Advisory Board of the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, will be engaged in a strategy review over the next several months to begin determining its future role in advancing workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives in Northeast Ohio.
GCP commends passage of education reform legislation
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Ohio General Assembly’s passage of legislation yesterday to support public education reform in the City of Cleveland is to be applauded.
A statement from United Airlines on the CLE hub
Friday, June 01, 2012
“Yesterday’s third-party comment about United downsizing at its Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) hub is inaccurate."
Cleveland Development Advisors approves support for new social ministry hub in St. Clair Superior
Friday, June 01, 2012
Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s real estate development affiliate, has provided an $8 million Federal and a $2.5 million Ohio New Markets Tax Credit allocation for Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s new building in Cleveland’s St. Clair Superior neighborhood.
GCP statement regarding Cleveland school reform success
Friday, May 25, 2012
All Greater Clevelanders can take deep pride in the cooperative efforts that resulted in today’s announcement that significant reform and improvement will soon come to Cleveland schools.
Northeast Ohio jobs picture continues to improve
Monday, May 21, 2012
Employment in Northeast Ohio grew to more than 2 million workers in the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 9,000 jobs over Q1 2011 , including 2,000 jobs gained in the construction industry. according to the Cleveland Plus Economic Review report released today by Team NEO.
Why GCP supports setting standards for new charter schools
Monday, May 14, 2012
In testimony before the Ohio House Education Committee last week, Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman said that the GCP supports the proposed authority for the Cleveland Transformation Alliance to set standards for new charter schools in the city.
Commission on Economic Inclusion announces best-in-class awards, Advisory Board leadership change
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a coalition of more than 100 Northeast Ohio employers committed to making the region's diversity a source of economic strength, announced its 2011 "Best in Class" member organizations for their progress in building and maintaining diverse and inclusive organizations at its Annual Meeting held today at the Doubletree by Hilton Tudor Arms Hotel in University Circle.
Middle-market growth outpacing larger companies
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today announced that the middle market, a leading indicator of America’s future competitiveness, grew at a rate of 8.4 percent in the past year but expects future revenue growth will slow according to findings unveiled today in the first Middle Market Indicator (MMI), a look at the health and outlook of middle-market companies in the United States.
GCP facilitates bipartisan pitch to bring space station research to Ohio
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has helped facilitate a bipartisan letter signed by a majority of Ohio’s Congressional Delegation asking NASA to revisit its decision to have a Florida-based group manage International Space Station Laboratory research projects. The letter urges that the work be moved to Ohio.
Greater Cleveland Partnership Board elects Chris Connor as chairman
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) Board of Directors has elected Chris Connor, chairman and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Co., to a two-year term as GCP chairman.
GCP outlines three-year economic development priorities at its Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership outlined its strategic priorities for the next three years to an audience of more than 700 business and community leaders at its 2012 Annual Meeting of Members held March 14 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Ohio Shale Coalition study forecasts major investment, growth in jobs
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Ohio is on the threshold of a potential economic renaissance, according to the results of a new economic impact study released today by The Ohio Shale Coalition.
GCP statement in support of expanded transformation plan for Cleveland schools
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has released this statement by President and CEO Joe Roman in support of the updated and expanded transformation plan for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) presented Monday by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson:
Business leaders from nine Great Lakes states join forces to advance region's economy
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition—consisting of more than 30 chambers of commerce and representing more than 150,000 businesses in the Great Lakes region—this week met with U.S. and Canadian leaders here to discuss a newly honed plan for growth and continued job creation within America’s most formidable economic region.
GCP urges support for daily air service between Cleveland and Youngstown
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to extend a grant that will support daily service between Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport (YNG).
Business groups see promising trend for Ohio's economy
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A new Wall Street Journal ad from the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Cincinnati Business Committee, the Columbus Partnership and the Ohio Business Roundtable spreads the message that Ohio is getting back on track thanks to the Governor Kasich’s efforts to bring “urgency and focus to job creation and economic development that’s beginning to produce remarkable results.“
GCP announces its 2012 Annual Meeting of Members
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Partnership will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting of Members from 4:15 to 7:15 p.m. on Wed., March 14, 2012, at Quicken Loans Arena, One Center Court, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
Greater Cleveland unemployment rate lowest in region and state, also lower than national average
Friday, January 06, 2012
The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metropolitan area’s November 2011 unemployment rate was lower than the rest of Northeast Ohio, Ohio statewide and nationally, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
MAGNET, City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County announce innovation project
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
The City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) today announced a program that will allow small and medium-size manufacturers to use the services of NASA subject matter experts for free.
GCP urging its members to voice opposition against proposed NLRB rule changes
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is urging its members to write their member of Congress and our Ohio Senators in stating their opposition to a proposed rule change by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would accelerate the process of union elections.
GCP, metro chamber partners receive $2 million JobsOhio grant
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership and four metro chamber partners at the Greater Akron Chamber, Stark Development Board, Team Lorain County and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are the recipients of a $2 million JobsOhio grant.
MAGNET services to manufacturers produce five-year total of nearly $1 billion in economic impact
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) today released the audited results of its work over the past five years aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry in Ohio.
GCP, other Ohio metro chambers back effort to explore feasibility of leasing Ohio Turnpike
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) has joined other Ohio-based metropolitan chambers of commerce and the Ohio Chamber in sending a letter to Gov. John Kasich expressing support for the state’s intention to explore options related to a possible lease of the Ohio Turnpike.
How the busines community can help support the CLE United Hub
Friday, November 18, 2011
Making an investment now to support the United Hub at Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is worth it to continue enjoying the Hub’s benefits long-term.
Greater Cleveland Partnership statement on outcome of the Issue 2 vote
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
In the aftermath of the repeal of Senate Bill 5, we can expect that emotions on both sides of this issue will ebb. Now we must turn our attention toward what comes next.
United Airlines to locate Great Lakes regional sales office in new GCP office building
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) announced today that United Airlines will enter into a lease to locate its Great Lakes regional sales office in the GCP’s new PlayhouseSquare office building at 1240 Huron Road.
Cleveland Orchestra, the GCP & City of Cleveland seek nominations for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards
Friday, November 04, 2011
Cleveland, Ohio—In cooperation with the City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, through the Commission on Economic Inclusion, are currently accepting nominations for the ninth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, which will be presented at the Orchestra’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall on Sunday, January 15, 2012, at 7 p.m.
Why we support Nestlé’s expansion project in Solon
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Here’s our Letter to the Editor, from Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman, which was published in the Chagrin Solon Sun.
Ohio newspapers urge "yes" vote on Issue 2 to give taxpayers more control
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ohio newspapers are taking a position on Issue 2, and their editorials are urging citizens to vote "yes."
Team NEO, Cleveland Orchestra partner in Cologne, Germany to attract European businesses to Northeast Ohio
Monday, October 24, 2011
Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) will capitalize on The Cleveland Orchestra’s upcoming performance in Cologne, Germany, by inviting European companies to the Sunday, October 30 performance.
GCP President Joe Roman to serve on medical mart oversight panel
Thursday, October 20, 2011
In an effort to ensure the best possible outcome for the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center project, County Executive Edward FitzGerald today announced a group of medical industry and business leaders to formally support the goals of the project to create the world's first medical-themed merchandise mart and convention center.
GCP opposes proposed airlines fees
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Last week, the Greater Cleveland Partnership announced its opposition to proposed increases in fees on airlines and passengers.
Let's put taxpayers in charge
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is urging a “yes” vote on Issue 2 to give taxpayers more of a voice in how their tax dollars are spent.
Issue 2 can help government get costs under control, ease burden on taxpayers
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
If Ohio hopes to compete for new job growth, we have to make our state a more affordable place to live, work and do business.
PolitiFact® finds "We are Ohio" political loopholes claim "mostly false"
Monday, October 10, 2011
The “We Are Ohio ad that says politicians who approved collective bargaining restrictions for public employees “exploited a loophole exempting themselves from Senate Bill 5” is “mostly false, according to The Plain Dealer’s PolitiFact®.
Expect a "boom" from natural gas deposits
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Ohio may have struck gold—in the form of major shale deposits that contain natural gas beneath the eastern half of the state.
Education reform: It's time to reclaim our schools
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Collectively, Ohio’s 613 school districts are projected to be $7.6 billion in debt by 2015 with 96 percent of all revenue collected spent on compensation package costs, according to research by The Buckeye Institute. The Greater Cleveland Partnership is encouraging a “yes” on Issue 2 to fix these deficits and return the management of school districts to taxpayers and their locally elected school boards.
Bloated government costs taxpayers too much
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
With at least 80 percent of government costs going salaries and benefits, the result is bloated government that's costing tax payers too much. Issue 2 will require public-sector employees to correct this imbalance by paying a portion of their retirement and health care.
GCP receives Economic Development Award for business retention, expansion program
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has received an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Business Development Program from the International Economic Development Council.
More funders helping to "pass the plus"
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Opportunity Corridor planning process maintains momentum
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Much progress has been made on the $215 million Opportunity Corridor transportation and economic development project.
Learn why the GCP supports efforts to retain SB5
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is supporting efforts by the Building a Better Ohio campaign to retain SB5. One reason: A “yes” vote on Issue 2 will help ease the tax burden on the middle class.
Pro Issue 2 campaign announces leadership coalition
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Building a Better Ohio campaign announced today its statewide leadership coalition at an event hosted by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Ohio Business Roundtable releases study comparing public vs. private-sector compensation in Ohio
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Ohio Business Roundtable today released an important new study comparing public vs. private-sector compensation for equivalent workers in Ohio.
MBDA Cleveland office grand opening features $1.125 million check presentation
Thursday, September 01, 2011
U. S Senator Sherrod Brown, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) National Director David Hinson today joined Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and other dignitaries to present a $1.125 million grant to officially open the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center—Cleveland Ohio.
Grand opening of Cleveland’s Minority Business Center set for Sept. 1
Friday, August 12, 2011
The grand opening of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center—Cleveland, Ohio will be held Thursday, September 1 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Wyndham Hotel Grand Ballroom, 1260 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
GCP will support efforts to retain Senate Bill 5
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) announced today it will support efforts to retain Senate Bill 5 (SB5) in the statewide referendum vote on State Issue 2 scheduled for November.
GCP/COSE make their move to PlayhouseSquare
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) are moving their 100+ employees this weekend from Public Square to 1240 Huron Road at PlayhouseSquare.
MAGNET pilot project to match returning veterans with N.E. Ohio manufacturing jobs
Thursday, July 07, 2011
The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) today announced it is launching a pilot project to match returning U.S. veterans with specific training for key manufacturing jobs available in Northeast Ohio such as machinists, inspection/quality technicians and equipment maintenance personnel.
Fund for Our Economic Future awards $5.3M in grants to regional economic development organizations
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Fund for Our Economic Future has awarded $5.3 million in grants to regional economic development organizations collaborating to improve Northeast Ohio’s economic competiveness.
GCP announces financial support for Ohio's Campaign for Jobs
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership announced today that it is contributing $50,000 in support for “Ohio’s Campaign for Jobs,” a grassroots initiative designed to secure passage of the major reforms contained in House Bill 153, dubbed the “Jobs Budget.”
Northeast Ohio shows signs of recovery as employment rises
Monday, May 16, 2011
Northeast Ohio employment is trending upward, reports the quarterly Cleveland Plus Economic Review, released today by Team NEO.
Commission on Economic Inclusion annual diversity survey shows gains
Friday, May 06, 2011
Results of the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s annual Employers Survey on Diversity™ indicate an increase from 2009 to 2010 among minorities in senior management and in dollars spent with minority-owned businesses.
GCP testimony supports education reform component of Jobs Budget
Monday, May 02, 2011
Carol Caruso, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior vice president of advocacy, testified today before the Ohio House Finance Committee in support of operational changes within Ohio House Bill 153, the Jobs Budget.
"Ohio's Campaign for Jobs" is launched
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ohio’s Campaign for Jobs, a grassroots initiative to secure passage of the major reforms contained in the Jobs Budget now before the Ohio General Assembly, was launched today by a coalition of Ohio citizens, business organizations, community groups and chambers of commerce.
Minority Business Development Center to be located at the GCP
Friday, April 15, 2011
A new Minority Business Development Center will open this summer at the offices of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP).
GCP notes economic progress, outlines priorities for 2011 at Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 31, 2011
About 400 people attended the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s (GCP) Annual Meeting, held today at Cleveland State University’s Student Center where the business community reported on positive signs for the Greater Cleveland economy and outlined its priorities for 2011.
New Planning and Estimating Room helps MBEs prepare construction bids
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Minority Business Accelerator Planning and Estimating Room, which provides equipment and coaching to help Greater Cleveland minority-owned businesses (MBEs) in construction and related industries submit competitive bids, is open for business.
Northeast Ohio businesses see value in community involvement
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Survey findings released today by Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) and the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) show that the corporate community in Northeast Ohio has a strong commitment to employee volunteerism and philanthropy and far exceeds national standards with regards to certain metrics involving volunteerism and giving.
Cleveland Development Advisors awarded $35M to continue successful efforts to create jobs, development in Cleveland
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA) has been awarded $35 million in federal tax credits to attract public and private investment capital for projects in the City of Cleveland.
N.E. Ohio economy following national trends: showing continuing signs of improvement
Monday, February 14, 2011
The quarterly Cleveland Plus Economic Review, released today by Team NEO, reports that for the third consecutive quarter since the recession began, Northeast Ohio (the Plus region) has posted year-over-year employment gains.
GCP President Joe Roman testifies in support of Jobs Ohio House Bill
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Greater Cleveland Partnership president and CEO Joe Roman testified today before the Senate Finance Committee in support of Jobs Ohio House Bill 1.
Greater Cleveland Partnership names new government advocacy VP
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has named Martin R. McGann as its new vice president of state and local government advocacy.
GCP, Ohio Chamber execs discuss budget recommendations before Ohio House committee
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
In testimony before the Ohio House Local Government Committee, two chamber of commerce officials said that implementing performance-based state aid to local governments is an important strategy that will help the State of Ohio balance its budget.
GCP/COSE move to PlayhouseSquare will enhance district's vibrancy
Thursday, February 03, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and COSE are relocating their 100 employees from the Higbee Building to PlayhouseSquare.
GCP/COSE receives Green Plus certification
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and its small business partner, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), have received Green Plus™ Certification that recognizes the implementation of sustainability practices and progress toward incorporating energy-efficient practices into the workplace.
Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ reports strong three-year results
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+, an initiative of the Commission on Economic Inclusion, has closed a total of 54 deals valued at $131.6 million between April 2008, when the first deal was announced, and December 2010.
Announcing the JumpStart America Initiative
Monday, January 31, 2011
JumpStart Inc., a nationally recognized nonprofit venture development organization based in Cleveland, announces the creation of a new national initiative, JumpStart America.
$221 million invested in Northeast Ohio companies in 2010
Friday, January 21, 2011
In 2010, 62 Northeast Ohio companies collectively raised $221 million from venture capitalists and angel investors, an increase of 121 percent over the amount raised by companies in 2009.
Cleveland Orchestra, City of Cleveland, GCP announce Dr. M.L. King Community Service Award recipients
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Cleveland Orchestra and the City of Cleveland, in cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), today announced the recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, which recognizes an individual, a youth and a business or organization that have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King.
GCP supports Gov.-elect Kasich's plans to refocus Dept. of Development
Friday, January 07, 2011
"The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) welcomes Governor-elect John Kasich’s business-like approach to government..."
Former Congressman Stokes to swear in FitzGerald as 1st Cuyahoga County Executive
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Former Congressman Louis Stokes will swear in Ed FitzGerald as Cuyahoga’s first county executive at a formal inauguration ceremony set for Sun., Jan. 9, 2011.
Ohio metro chambers announce first-time collaboration on state budget issues
Monday, December 20, 2010
In a significant rethinking of how state budget issues are approached and how Ohio’s government is run, nine Ohio metropolitan chambers of commerce today jointly released a report recommending sweeping changes designed to help the state improve economic performance and reduce costs.
GCP Board approves further steps to support CMSD transformation plan
Friday, December 10, 2010
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) Board of Directors has voted to move forward with action steps that will further support the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) Academic Transformation Plan. The Board gave its approval for the GCP to play a leadership role in organizing a statewide coalition in 2011, which will advocate for changes in state-mandated teacher seniority rules.
Greater Cleveland Partnership responds to Dec. 8 Plain Dealer editorial
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
The editorial in today’s Plain Dealer, “No backroom casino deals,” misconstrues the meetings held at our offices on Nov. 12 and 16 regarding Rock Ventures’ request to alter the Cuyahoga River to increase parking for the new Cleveland casino.
Nomination deadlne extended to Dec. 22 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards
Monday, December 06, 2010
In cooperation with the City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) are currently seeking nominations for the eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, which will be presented at the Orchestra’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall on Sun., Jan. 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. The nomination deadline has been extended to Dec. 22, 2010.
Northeast Ohio economy following national trends, showing signs of improvement
Monday, November 15, 2010
Team NEO released third quarter regional economic indicators today in its quarterly Cleveland Plus Economic Review. The report shows that Northeast Ohio (the Plus region) is showing signs of economic improvement as the 16-county regional economy closely tracks the U.S. and experiences employment gains.
Northeast Ohio develops plan to become global epicenter of flexible electronics industry
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
NorTech, a regional nonprofit technology-based economic development organization, announced today the completion of a shared vision and action plan to accelerate the growth of Northeast Ohio’s emerging flexible electronics industry.
The Cleveland Orchestra and GCP seek nominations for 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
Monday, November 08, 2010
In cooperation with the City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) are currently accepting nominations for the eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, which will be presented at the Orchestra’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall on Sun., Jan. 16, 2011, at 7 p.m.
Greater Cleveland Partnership Business Development Team honored
Friday, October 29, 2010
The Greater Cleveland Partnership's Business Development Team has been honored as a 2010 Synchronist Award Winner by Blane Canada Ltd., the industry leader for existing business portfolio tools.
MAGNET partners with NorTech to receive $285K Federal contract
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) has been awarded $285,000 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP).
Cuyahoga County Transition Executive Committee issues interim report
Friday, October 08, 2010
Leaders of the Cuyahoga County Transition Executive Committee have released an interim report entitled “First Things First” on the work that has been done over the last seven months involving hundreds of county residents.
Join the election night conversation at GCP's Twitter site
Monday, September 27, 2010
The potential for regime change in Columbus. Voter anger at corruption in Cuyahoga County. The power of the Tea Party nationwide. Nov. 2 promises to have major impact in Ohio, and the Greater Cleveland Partnership promises to keep you informed instantly about what’s happening on Election Night and what it means.
Greenpeace co-founder to tout nuclear energy at Cleveland conference
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Misperceptions about nuclear energy will be among the topics discussed Sept. 21 at an educational forum in Cleveland featuring national speakers.“The Future of Nuclear Technology in the U.S.” is being sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), Columbus-based EWI Energy Center and the Nuclear Fabrication Consortium.
MAGNET reports economic impact of $776M for Northern Ohio manufacturers
Monday, August 23, 2010
The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) recently released its economic impact summary, which indicates that the organization has helped generate nearly $776 million of economic impact for manufacturers in Northern Ohio. The report covers the period from January 2005 through March 2010.
MBAccelerator 2.5+ portfolio company lands $8.8M contract through joint venture
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Raymond Jackson Enterprises, (RJE), a Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ portfolio company working in conjunction with its joint venture partner, Shook Construction, has been awarded an $8.8 million contract to build a Joint Services Lodging Facility at the Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station in Vienna, Ohio.
Northeast Ohio economy following national trends
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Team NEO released second quarter regional economic indicators today in its quarterly Cleveland Plus® Economic Review. The report shows that Northeast Ohio (the Plus region) is showing signs of economic improvement as the 16-county regional economy closely tracks the U.S. and experiences employment gains in services and manufacturing.
Northeast Ohio continues growth in high-tech industries
Friday, July 30, 2010
The Northeast Ohio High-Tech Economy Brief says that high-tech industries are adding jobs to the economy with a higher annual average wage than non high-tech industries. The jobs include both technology and non-technology workers.
Midwest health care startups raise $412M in first half of 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Midwest health care startups reported $412 million in total investments across 75 companies in the first half of 2010, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Health Care Venture Investment Report released earlier this week.
Cleveland named as a "best city" for new college grads
Monday, July 26, 2010
Northeast Ohio is one of the best places for new college grads, and the experts at Bloomberg/BusinessWeek just highlighted that fact. In the publication’s latest list of “Best Cities for New College Grads,” Cleveland ranked 17th, up 11 spots from its 2009 ranking.
Commission on Economic Inclusion receives two grants totalling $1.15M to continue progress in MBE development
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Commission on Economic Inclusion has been awarded two grants totalling $1.15 million to support the Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ initiative and to help launch an access-to-capital fund for Northeast Ohio minority business enterprises (MBEs).
Business leaders say Cleveland schools need change now, declare support for Academic Transformation Plan
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
A group of Cleveland’s leading business executives voted today to publicly declare support for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) Academic Transformation Plan.
Commission on Economic Inclusion announces Best-in-Class winners
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a coalition of more than 100 Northeast Ohio employers committed to making the region's diversity a source of economic strength, honored its 2009 "Best in Class" member organizations for their progress in building and maintaining diverse and inclusive organizations at its Annual Meeting held May 12 at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.
Cleveland Plus region well-positioned for "Cleantech" economy
Monday, May 10, 2010
Northeast Ohio is well-positioned for the next generation of energy products, known as “Cleantech” says Team NEO in a report issued today.
GCP comments on announced Continental-United merger
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
The Greater Cleveland Partnership continues to follow closely the Continental-United merger developments. We have established a good working relationship with Continental Airlines CEO Jeffrey Smisek, who would be the chief executive of a merged United-Continental airline.
Greater Cleveland Partnership comments on retaining Continental hub in Cleveland
Friday, April 23, 2010
Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman has issued this statement on retaining the Continental Airlines hub in Cleveland: "The Greater Cleveland Partnership is aligned with the broader community in our desire to retain this critically important asset—our Continental hub—for our region. We shouldn’t yet concede that any pending discussions will negatively impact this community..."
Dan Berry to remain at MAGNET as president and CEO
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The Board of Directors of MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, today announced that Dan Berry has accepted their offer to become the full-time president and chief executive officer of MAGNET.
MBAccelerator company lands $3.7 million subcontract with VA Medical Center project
Monday, April 05, 2010
Price Builders & Developers, a Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ portfolio company, has landed a $3.7 million subcontract for a 2,080-car parking garage to be built on East 105th Street near the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
GCP Board votes at Annual Meeting to support passage of State Issue 1
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors unanimously endorsed a resolution to support of passage of State Issue 1, Jobs for Ohioans, the ballot issue that would renew bonding authority for the Ohio Third Frontier (OTF) technology development program.
Significant changes, emerging opportunities: GCP outlines 2010 priorities at Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 04, 2010
About 500 people attended the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Annual Meeting, held today at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where the business community outlined its priorities for 2010.
MBAccelerator2.5+ company secures $400K subcontract with Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Raymond Jackson Enterprises (RJE), a Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ portfolio company based in Akron, has secured a $400,000 subcontract with Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority's Washington Area Rehabilitation Project.
New developments in place to move county government transition effort forward
Thursday, January 28, 2010
A newly announced goal for reforming Cuyahoga County government is to cut spending by 15 percent and invest $50 million of the resulting annual savings into local job creation efforts.
Venture capital investment in 183 Cleveland Plus™ region companies tops $1 billion over past 5 years
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The 2009 Venture Capital Report for the Cleveland Plus Region announces that between 2005 and 2009, $1.1 billion has been invested by venture capitalists and angel investors in 183 unique companies in the region.
Team NEO report indicates diversifying industries positively impacting Cleveland Plus™ region's economy
Monday, January 18, 2010
Northeast Ohio is trending closer to the U.S. in this current recession than in the 1981 recession, according to the most recent edition of Team NEO’s quarterly Cleveland Plus® Economic Review released today.
Cleveland Orchestra, City of Cleveland, in cooperation with GCP, announce winners of 2010 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Community Service Award
Friday, January 15, 2010
The Cleveland Orchestra and the City of Cleveland, in cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, today announced the recipients of the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award.
Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ exceeds deal-value expectations
Friday, January 08, 2010
The Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+, an initiative of the Commission on Economic Inclusion, has exceeded expectations for the amount of deals closed since the first deal was announced in April 2008.
County, civic leaders working together to craft historic transition
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Plans are under way to ensure a thoughtful, inclusive public process around the historic restructuring of county government, according to the Cuyahoga County transition team and an external group of civic leaders collaborating on the transition.
GCP, eight other Ohio chambers pledge support to help place Third Frontier renewal on 2010 ballot
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has joined with eight other Ohio chambers of commerce to urge that the Ohio Third Frontier renewal issue be placed on the ballot in May 2010.
Nomination deadline extended to Dec. 28 for Dr. M.L. King Jr. Community Service Award presented by Cleveland Orchestra and GCP, in cooperation with City of Cleveland
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The nomination deadline for the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, presented by The Cleveland Orchestra and Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, has been extended to Monday, Dec. 28.
GCP congratulates its Investor-level members honored with Weatherhead 100 Awards
Friday, December 04, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) congratulates 15 of its Investor-level member companies that were honored among Northeast Ohio’s the fastest-growing businesses at the 2009 Weatherhead 100 awards dinner.
GCP signs cooperation agreement with Bulgarian chamber of commerce
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) have taken the first step in what is expected to be a long and productive relationship by signing an agreement of cooperation between the two chambers.
Cleveland school district's MC2STEM High School renovation wins Green Building Award
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) regional MC2STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) High School building on the GE Nela Park campus has been selected to receive a "Green Building of America Award" by a leading construction industry publication.
Cleveland Orchestra and GCP, in cooperation with City of Cleveland, seek nominations for Dr. M.L. King Jr. Community Service Awards
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In cooperation with the City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership are currently accepting nominations for the seventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards.
Greater Cleveland Partnership wins business development award
Monday, November 16, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Business Development Team has been honored with the “Critical Business Partner Award” for its positive impact on existing businesses in the Cleveland Plus region.
Cleveland Mayor Jackson, GCP, SME Union & others embark on European economic development mission
Friday, November 13, 2009
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson will lead an economic development mission to Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 15-19, 2009, in collaboration with the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), the Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SME) Union and the U.S. Commercial Service.
Greater Cleveland Partnership celebrates passages of Issues 3, 4 & 6
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Passage of Issues 3, 4, and 6 yesterday will make for a brighter tomorrow in northeast Ohio, said Joe Roman, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.
GCP commends member law firms and universities for Pro Bono Week participation
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership congratulates the GCP Investor-level members who are participating in The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Pro Bono Week from Oct. 24-31.
High tech and history connect on Public Square in downtown Cleveland
Monday, October 19, 2009
The historic Higbee Building is getting a 21st-century high-tech addition with a new display of cutting-edge technology in its corner window on Public Square at Euclid Avenue and Ontario Street.
MAGNET names Daniel E. Berry president and chief executive officer
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Board of Directors of MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, today announced that Daniel E. Berry, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s (GCP) executive vice president of strategy, membership and marketing has been named MAGNET president and chief executive officer.
Team NEO report finds aerospace-related sector transitioning Cleveland Plus economy
Monday, October 12, 2009
Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) released the latest edition of the quarterly Cleveland Plus® Economic Review today with a focus on the region’s growing aerospace-related sector.
GCP’s top financial executive named as Crain’s Nonprofit CFO of the Year
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Yvette M. Ittu, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s executive vice president of finance and operations, was honored last night by Crain’s Cleveland Business as the Nonprofit Chief Financial Officer of the Year.
New analysis eliminates GCP Board concern about alleged tax exemption in casino proposal
Monday, October 05, 2009
All wagering—including cash bets--in the four Ohio casinos proposed in State Issue 3 would be subject to the state’s gross casino tax, according to an analysis prepared in response to questions raised by the Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors.
Greater Cleveland Partnership Board elects new director
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors today elected Sharlene Ramos Chesnes, who is board chair and executive vice president of business development for InterChez Logistics Systems, as a new member.
GCP responds to Call and Post editorial on county govt. reform
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) strongly objects to the September 16 Call & Post editorial regarding county reform that inaccurately describes the GCP as “another white organization that has injected itself into this contentious issue without bothering to get the input or support of Black folks.” This is incorrect.
Flats East Bank project re-gains momentum with support from public sector and GCP's real estate partner; tenancy commitments from Ernst & Young and Tucker Ellis critical to project's success
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Governor Ted Strickland today announced a breakthrough in efforts to significantly close the funding gap that will allow the much-anticipated Flats East Bank project to move forward.
Greater Cleveland Partnership reaches 2009 United Way goal
Friday, September 11, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is pleased to announce that it has reached its 2009 United Way goal of $58,000.
GCP backs reform proposal calling for county executive
Thursday, September 03, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) today announced that it is endorsing November ballot issues that call for the immediate adoption of a home rule charter form of government for Cuyahoga County government and State Issue 3, the Ohio Jobs and Growth Plan that would establish casinos in Cleveland and three other cities.
Two GCP partners receive as much as $2.2 million funding from Fund for Our Economic Future
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
The Fund for Our Economic Future today voted to award as much as $2.2 million to regional initiatives that will grow Northeast Ohio’s advanced energy industry and strengthen its talent development system.
Minority Business Accelerator2.5+ client lands multiple contracts with University Hospitals
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
John W. Todd and Associates (JWT&A), a Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ portfolio company, has landed three contracts with University Hospitals.
Renovated classrooms at Great Lakes Science Center new home of MC2 STEM High School freshmen
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Great Lakes Science Center will be home to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) MC2 STEM High School freshman class for the next two years.
Fund for Our Economic Future announces EfficientGovNow Award Recipients
Thursday, August 06, 2009
After 31 days of voting and strong “get-out-the-vote” campaigns by the nine finalists, the residents of Northeast Ohio have made their choice and determined the three EfficientGovNow collaboration projects that will receive grants from the Fund for Our Economic Future.
GCP statement on county government reform measure's placement on Nov. ballot
Monday, July 20, 2009
A statement by Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman regarding the Cuyahoga County government reform measure being placed before the voters in November:
Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ client lands multimillion-dollar deal with GE Healthcare
Monday, July 13, 2009
By diversifying its customer base with the assistance of the Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+, Strong Tool Company has landed a three-year, multimillion-dollar contract with GE Healthcare.
Professional, scientific and technical services jobs are growing in Northeast Ohio
Monday, July 13, 2009
Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) released the latest edition of the quarterly Cleveland Plus® Economic Review today with a focus on the region’s growing Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
GCP releases results of voter opinion survey about county government reform
Monday, July 06, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership recently released the results of a poll commissioned to gauge voter support for county government reform.
Tax reform is a job-producing incentive for Ohio
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Ohio needs all of the economic momentum it can muster, and we are happy to report that tax reform enacted by the state in 2005 is now bearing results that are good for all residents, according to a new study.
Greater Cleveland Partnership Board elects six new directors
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The Board of the Greater Cleveland Partnership today elected six Northeast Ohio business and civic leaders as new directors at its quarterly meeting.
Philanthropic collaboration plans to continue regional economic competitiveness work to 2013
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Fund for Our Economic Future approves strategy for phase three
Cleveland Plus region benefits from $13.7 million award in Third Frontier grants, more than any other region in Ohio
Friday, June 05, 2009
Four organizations in the Cleveland Plus region entities have received $13.7 million in Third Frontier grants, more than any other region in Ohio.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke announces JumpStart as recipient of excellence in economic development award
Friday, June 05, 2009
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced that JumpStart, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, received the 2009 Excellence in Economic Development Award for Excellence in Urban or Suburban Economic Development for its commitment to research-based, market driven economic development in helping grow the local economy.
New Web site provides high-tech help for Northeast Ohio job seekers and employers
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
A new Web site, WhereToFindHelp.org, has been launched to help people find jobs and help employers find employees and secure training for them.
High tech industries in Northeast Ohio and Ohio add jobs in 2008
Thursday, May 21, 2009
NorTech, the champion for growing Northeast Ohio’s high tech economy, today reported impressive gains in Northeast Ohio’s and Ohio’s high tech employment despite the current economic downturn.
GCP pleased with news on NASA Glenn budget, will focus on expanding Center's spaceflight role
Monday, May 18, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) strongly supports NASA and the exploration mission in which Glenn Research Center and its Plum Brook Station are playing a critical role.
Commission on Economic Inclusion announces best-in-class awards; results of annual diversity survey show gains
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a coalition of Northeast Ohio employers committed to making the region's diversity a source of economic strength, announced its 2008 "Best in Class" member organizations for their progress in building and maintaining diverse and inclusive organizations at its Annual Meeting held May 13 at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.
Terri Hamilton Brown named Opportunity Corridor project director; GCP announces public-private partnership to accelerate this vital project
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Terri Hamilton Brown, a longtime community leader, will serve as project director for the Opportunity Corridor project, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) announced today.
Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ client closes $1.9M subcontracting deal
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+, an initiative of the Commission on Economic Inclusion, has helped Key General Contractors, a minority-owned construction company, secure a $1.9 million subcontracting job under The Krill Co. for work on the Cleveland Clinic/Fairfax Development Corporation's Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center.
Venture Capital Report shows strong ROI for GCP’s investment in partner organizations
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
The 2008 Venture Capital Report for the Cleveland Plus Region is now available for download.
Minority business initiative receives $1 million grant to continue progress in MBE development
Monday, March 23, 2009
The Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+, a program of the Commission on Economic Inclusion, has received a second-year grant of $1 million from the Fund for Our Economic Future to assist African American- and Hispanic-owned enterprises with landing new business opportunities.
A friendly wager that celebrates Northeast Ohio's NCAA teams
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The leaders of the chambers of commerce in Cleveland and Akron have made a friendly wager based on the success of the Cleveland State and University of Akron basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament.
GCP members elect five new directors; Board adds three directors to Executive Committee
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership membership confirmed the election of five new directors at the GCP's 2009 Annual Meeting held last week at the Hanna Theatre The GCP Board re-elected the current officers for another term and also named three new directors to the GCP Executive Committee.
Challenging times but a promising future: GCP lays foundations for job growth at Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Amid this difficult international economy, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) reported to its members and the community that there is good news for northeast Ohio.
GCP Unveils New Public Policy Agenda
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Alternative energy, reform of county government and global business connections are just a few of the public policy priorities outlined by the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) to a packed room of legislators in Columbus earlier this week and to more than 400 guests at the GCP's Annual Meeting held today at the Hanna Theatre in PlayhouseSquare.
European Business Group to Locate U.S. Office in Cleveland
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Effort to encourage business growth between Europe, northeast Ohio to be announced at GCP Annual Meeting
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority unveils plans for port reconfiguration for business investment and jobs
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Support is growing for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority's plan to reconfigure port facilities in order to grow jobs, private investment and maritime business on the port with endorsements from the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the Greater Cleveland Partnership.
Cleveland's MC2STEM High School at GE's Nela Park open and ready for business and education
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
First STEM high school in Ohio to be embedded on a business campus
GCP joins collaborative efforts to advocate for jobs, economic transformation in Great Lakes Region
Monday, February 16, 2009
As the debate over federal stimulus proposals continues, representatives from the Greater Cleveland Partnership joined colleagues from metropolitan chambers of commerce in 12 other states in Washington to advocate for a plan to create jobs and spur economic revitalization in the Great Lakes region.
Citing critical long-term impact, the GCP urges further review of projected medical mart costs
Friday, January 23, 2009
The decision by the Cuyahoga County Commissioners to select the existing mall site as the location for a new medical mart and convention center was obviously a different outcome than that recommended by GCP's Site Selection Committee in August, 2008.
The GCP works with partners to submit consensus list of N.E. Ohio projects for economic stimulus package consideration
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership, working with its public-sector partners, has submitted a consensus list of Northeast Ohio priority projects for consideration in the federal economic stimulus package.
The Cleveland Orchestra and the GCP, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, announce winners of 2009 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Community Service Award
Friday, January 16, 2009
The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, today announced the recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, which recognizes an individual and a business or organization that have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King.
73 Companies in the Cleveland Plus™ Region Attract Over $259 Million in Venture Investment in 2008
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Even in the challenging economic environment of 2008, more companies in the Cleveland Plus region received investment last year than in any of the last five.
The GCP supports bi-partisan efforts to consider bringing gaming to Ohio
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has voiced support for bi-partisan efforts by Gov. Ted Strickland, Senate President Bill Harris, and Speaker of the House Armond Budish to consider options that could guide our state toward responsibly establishing casinos in Ohio.
Mayor Frank G. Jackson announces new public/private partnership for Cleveland Airport System
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Henry L. Meyer, III, chairman of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), along with Cleveland Airport System (CAS) Director Ricky Smith and Les C. Vinney, senior advisor and past president and chief executive officer for STERIS Corporation, today announced the creation of the Cleveland Airport System Business Advisory Committee (CASBAC).
Updates on FirstEnergy Rate Changes
Friday, December 26, 2008
On December 22, 2008 FirstEnergy Corp. rejected the reductions the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) made last week (12/19/08) to its three-year rate plan and made it clear it intends to use wholesale market prices to set consumer rates.
GCP Board approves resolution supporting diversity and inclusion as core operating principle
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors has approved a resolution that supports diversity and inclusion as a core operating principle for the GCP Board and the organization as a whole.
COSE and the Small Business Community Mourn the Loss of Medical Mutual's Kent Clapp
Friday, December 05, 2008
Statement from Steve Millard, President and Executive Director, COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises) regarding Medical Mutual CEO Kent Clapp.
The GCP congratulates its Investor level members honored with Weatherhead 100 Awards
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is pleased to congratulate six of its Investor-level members and 75 member companies of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE)-the GCP's small business arm-that were named among the fastest-growing companies honored at the 2008 Weatherhead 100 awards dinner.
Greater Cleveland Partnership sets 2009 Annual Meeting of Members
Friday, November 21, 2008
The Greater Cleveland Partnership will hold its 2009 Annual Meeting of Members from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Thurs., March 5, 2009, at the Hanna Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, 2067 East 14th Street.
The Cleveland Orchestra and the GCP seek nominations for Dr M L King Jr Community Service Awards
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, are seeking nominations for the fifth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, which will be presented at the Orchestra's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.
Businesses Unite to Promote State's Pro-Growth Climate
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Small and large businesses in Northeast Ohio and their employees are now better organized and prepared through the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and the extended network of business partner organizations to make their case for growth in the Cleveland Plus region.
Leadership from the Cleveland-to-Pittsburgh Mega-Region Join to Create Tech Belt Initiative to Reinvigorate the Economy
Friday, October 31, 2008
The Tech Belt Initiative is an economic development strategy designed to reinvigorate the Cleveland-to-Pittsburgh region (Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh) by building on its unique civic, educational, healthcare, and industrial institutions.
Written Testimony by GCP President and CEO Joe Roman to the Cuyahoga County Government Reorganization Commission
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
In written testimony to the Cuyahoga County Government Reorganization Commission, Joe Roman, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, suggests that a "constitutional convention" would help "demonstrate the scale of the potential structural intervention that is required."
GCP congratulates NASA Glenn on completion and shipment of Ares I-X Upper Stage Simulator, thanks Ohio Congressional Delegation for support
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
NASA Glenn Research Center's (GRC) shipment of 11 Ares I-X Upper Stage Simulator segments to the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida is an important reminder that GRC both exemplifies Northeast Ohio's leadership in innovative technology and serves as a major contributor to the region's economy, said Joe Roman, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), GRC's community advocate.
Greater Cleveland Partnership Political Action Committee Endorses State House and Supreme Court Races
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Members of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Political Action Committee (GCP PAC) announced a slate of endorsements for selected Northeast Ohio state legislative races and the Ohio Supreme Court.
More good news about DFAS: GCP praises public-private partnership effort that will add nearly 1000 new jobs by 2011
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Today's announcement by the Northeast Ohio Congressional Delegation that Cleveland's Defense, Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) should add nearly 1,000 new jobs by the end of 2011 was cited by the Greater Cleveland Partnership as another example of the kind of success that can be achieved when the public and private sectors work together on behalf of the region.
GCP, COSE and NorTech event helps entrepreneurs find opportunities with N.E. Ohio nonprofits
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Minority, women and small business owners and representatives of several Northeast Ohio nonprofit and public-sector organizations attended "Opportunity in Sight," a business development event hosted by the Greater Cleveland Partnership, COSE, the GCP's small business partner, and NorTech, Northeast Ohio's technology-based economic development organization.
Greater Cleveland Partnership applauds Fund for Our Economic Future's support for NorTech
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
The Fund for Our Economic Future today announced a grant of $1.5 million to support NorTech's operations through the end of 2009.
The GCP, in collaboration with U.S. Chamber of Commerce, hosts China's Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States
Friday, October 03, 2008
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its TradeRoots program, hosted a meeting for GCP members with Minister Xie Feng, deputy chief of mission, Embassy of the People's Republic of China.
Ohio's tax reform earns high marks among site selection executives
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Ohio's aggressive tax reform is one key reason the state has been selected by executives as the ideal location for capital investment for the past two years.
Commission on Economic Inclusion, Surety Association Bonding Prep Class Helps MBE Land $3.1 million Contract
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), in collaboration with the Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), is taking a hands-on approach to helping Northeast Ohio minority-owned businesses (MBEs) increase their capacity for growth.
GCP Board votes to support two ballot issues and tax credit legislation for film production companies
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors voted at its meeting held earlier this month to support two November ballot issues, the Cuyahoga County Public Library levy and the Clean Ohio Fund-Statewide Issue 2.
GCP, COSE and NorTech Present Win-Win Opportunity For Cleveland Businesses
Thursday, September 25, 2008
It's the business development event of the year: The largest nonprofits in Northeast Ohio will meet and mingle with minority-owned (MBEs), woman-owned (WBEs) and small businesses (SBEs) at 2020 Martini Cafe and Lounge, on Thurs., Oct. 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Removal of Healthy Families Act from ballot a victory for Ohio business
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Greater Cleveland Partnership Board Chair Henry L. Meyer III praised Gov. Ted Strickland, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown for their leadership and efforts that resulted in the removal of Issue 4, the so-called Healthy Families Act, from the November ballot.
Greater Cleveland Partnership Statement on Healthy Families
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Statement from Joe Roman, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, about the Healthy Families Act.
Cleveland High School Focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to Open Thanks to Efforts of Cleveland Business Community
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) CEO, Dr. Eugene Sanders, is today announcing the District's alliance with GE Consumer & Industrial, and GE's agreement to host the freshman class of the new Regional MC2STEM High School at its Nela Park campus.
Riverfront site, Higbee Building recommended as location for Medical Mart and new Cleveland Convention Center
Thursday, August 07, 2008
After nearly a year of careful review of the best location for a medical mart and new convention center, civic leaders today said the Riverfront site is the most suitable and competitive, and provides the best opportunity to reinvigorate the heart of downtown.
Study Finds 2005 Tax Reform Brings Positive Changes in Northeast Ohio
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Almost half-way through the five-year rollout of the tax reform, Ohio is already seeing vast improvements in business expansion and development.
Cleveland Plus Introduces New Merchandise into the Mix
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The Cleveland Plus™ brand is growing, and so is the Cleveland Plus online store. Open for business since earlier in 2008, the Cleveland Plus online store has recently expanded its merchandise offerings to include some bright new ways for residents of the region to show their hometown pride.
Regional Database Detailing Cost of Local Governments Developed Available to Public
Monday, July 14, 2008
An online database detailing what the hundreds of governmental units throughout the 16 counties of Northeast Ohio collect in taxes and spend on services is now available for public review.
Greater Cleveland Partnership welcomes the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is pleased the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council chose Cleveland to host its annual forum--Collaboration: The Great Lakes Manufacturing Advantage--from July 9 to 11.
Greater Cleveland Partnership Receives Wal-Mart Grant to Spur Job Creation and Economic Development
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) announced a new marketing initiative to promote local small businesses.
A Vision for 21st Century Transportation by Joe Roman
Friday, June 20, 2008
Comments of Joe Roman, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership at the June 17 Ohio's 21st Century Transportation Task Force 'conversation' at Cleveland State University.
GCP, COSE Sponsor Business Plan Competition for High School Students
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Scholarship of Entrepreneurial Education (SEE) announced today the winners of its Third Annual Greater Cleveland Business Plan Competition Awards Program.
Commission on Economic Inclusion presents Best-in-Class Awards; Releases Preliminary Results of Employers Survey on Diversity™
Friday, May 09, 2008
The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a coalition of Northeast Ohio employers committed to making the region's diversity a source of economic strength, has recognized six of its member companies as "Best in Class" for their progress in building and maintaining diverse organizations.
Cleveland Plus Living Goes Online
Friday, April 25, 2008
Yesterday, the Cleveland Plus Marketing Alliance launched a new talent attraction web portal to more than 100 human resource professionals, executive recruiters and real estate agents involved in relocation.
Aerospace Day Aims to Deliver Awareness, Industry Growth
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The first celebration of Ohio's rich aerospace history and thriving aerospace industry will take place on May 7 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
New Analysis: Restoring Great Lakes Will Bring Cleveland Economic Gains of More Than $2 Billion
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Passage of federal, state, and local legislation to fund restoration needed to realize potential gains
Greater Cleveland Partnership, NorTech Help Northeast Ohio Tech Firms Access Federal Funds for Innovation
Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and NorTech gathered representatives from more than 50 research and technology institutions and companies from throughout Northeast Ohio to be the first to hear about the federal government's new program to support innovation.
Cleveland Plus Merchandise Shows Regional Pride
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Newly unveiled, the first line of logoed items is available at www.clevelandplus.com .
Greater Cleveland Partnership Reflects on Achievements, Charts a Course to Help Cleveland 'Turn the Corner'
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Henry L. Meyer III, Chairman and CEO of KeyCorp Elected to the Lead the Group
Tops Markets, Premier Farnell Contributions Will Help Leverage Economic Development in Cleveland
Monday, January 28, 2008
Donation to Greater Cleveland Partnership will be invested by Cleveland Development Advisors
New Initiative to Assist Medium and Large Minority Owned Companies Opens for Business
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ (MBAccelerator2.5+)-a new initiative of the Commission on Economic Inclusion, the Hispanic Business Association (HBA), JumpStart, Inc., and the Northern Ohio Minority Business Council (NOMBC)-is open for business.
Cleveland+ Region Attracts $318 Million in New Venture Investment in 2007
Monday, January 21, 2008
Last year the NorTech Venture Capital Advisory Task Force reported in its inaugural 2006 Venture Capital Report that the region would need to generate and attract over $1.2 billion in venture capital by 2011 in order to meet the capital needs of companies located in Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland Orchestra and the GCP in cooperation with City of Cleveland announce winners of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, today announced the recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, which recognizes an individual and a business or organization that have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King.
Northeast Ohio Wins Global Award: Named One of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Northeast Ohio is one of three U.S. regions to be recognized as 2008 Top 7 Intelligent Communities by the New York-based think tank Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).
State grant to help GCP link Ohio college students with math, science, or engineering internships
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher announced today that 13 organizations have been named to continue to serve as brokers for the Ohio Third Frontier Project Internship Program.
Greater Cleveland Partnership, COSE support transparency for healthcare consumers
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), yesterday agreed to support value-driven healthcare, an initiative of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt.
Nortech thanks Northeast Ohio Legislators, Govenor Taft's Administration, and Ohio voters for supporting the Third Frontier Project
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Andrew Jackson to lead diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Greater Cleveland Partnership
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Northeast Ohio to Make a Name for Itself
Monday, July 31, 2006
COSE announces Small Business Conference to be held in October Two-Day Event a ‘Don’t Miss’ for Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
COSE Announces Partnership with TriCs Corporate College for COSE Business Space
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Commission on Economic Inclusion Recognizes ‘Best-in-Class’ Member Companies; Releases Results of 2005 Employers Diversity Survey
Monday, May 15, 2006
Healthcare and Private-Sector Leaders Unite to Prescribe Ways to Eliminate Health Disparities, Increase Worker Productivity
Thursday, April 13, 2006
COSE Endorses 1888OHIOCOMP As Preferred Managed Care Organization MCO
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
COSE Helps Secure Windfall from ‘Spider-Man 3’ for Cleveland Small Businesses
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), the small business arm of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, today announced that it will partner with Greater Cleveland’s Film Commission and “Spider-Man 3” to steer sales to Cleveland businesses.
Greater Cleveland Partnership Selects Frederick R. Nance to Chair Board of Directors
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
TEAM Academy Unveils New Equipment Made Possible by Public Private Partnership
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
NEOSA Announces Two New Board Members
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
NEOSA, an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, today announced that two Northeast Ohio IT professionals have recently joined its Board of Advisors.
COSE Announces Northeast Ohio Business Plan Challenge Winners
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
NASA Glenn Projects and Programs Included in Appropriations Bill
Friday, November 11, 2005
Four Northeast Ohio Leaders Earn Inaugural CIO of the Year Awards
Thursday, November 10, 2005
CIO of the Year Award – Finalists Announced
Friday, November 04, 2005
The Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA) will be honoring area Chief Information Officer’s (CIO’s) at its annual CIO Symposium on Wednesday November 9.
COSE Announces Opposition to Issue 3
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Growth Capital Named Top 504 Lenders to Small Businesses in Cleveland for 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Small Business Administration Ranks Growth Capital Corp. the Leading Lender of 504 Loans in the Region
COSE Endorses Issue One; Jobs for Ohio Will Benefit Cleveland’s Small Businesses, Help Ohio Compete for Jobs
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
COSE Puts Interviews With Clevelands Mayoral Candidates Other Election Information Online
Friday, September 23, 2005
Cleveland Business Leaders Approve Plan for Advancing Statewide Casino Legalization
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Greater Cleveland Partnership Seeks to Improve Operations at Cleveland Public Schools
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Cleveland Business Community - Asked by Mayor, School District to Lead the Operations Improvement Task Force
Studies Show Potential Economic Impact Social Costs of Legalized Casino Gaming in Ohio
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Full Slate of Development Projects Advocated by Greater Cleveland Partnership Secured in Federal Transportation Bill
Friday, July 29, 2005