The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is a leader in coalition-building initiatives that promote infrastructure investment, enhance the creation of jobs and wealth, and improve the quality of life in the region. Through its involvement with the Build Up Greater Cleveland (BUGC) Infrastructure Network, GCP staff works with stakeholders to review regional infrastructure priorities, develop a consensus agenda and advocate on behalf of the network on public issues.
Since its inception in 1983, BUGC has been instrumental in facilitating over $6 billion in infrastructure investments in Greater Cleveland. The GCP plays an integral role as a consensus builder and advocate in procuring necessary legislative support and financing to bring vital infrastructure projects to fruition.
The GCP government advocacy team carries the message of BUGC to our elected officials on the federal, state and local levels. The team has hosted education tours for staff members to provide a first hand understanding of projects for which funding has been requested. The team also represents the interests of BUGC projects in its day-to-day activities and monitors legislative and other developments to identify opportunities to advance the BUGC mission and projects.
City of Cleveland
The City of Cleveland (City) is responsible for engineering, surveying and major construction of streets, bridges and sidewalks, and utilities in the City's public right-of-way. The City recognizes the significant role infrastructure plays in the city's economy and the substantial value it adds to the quality of life of residents. Examples of transformative infrastructure projects are as follows:
Cleveland Engineering Society
The Cleveland Engineering Society (CES) is a valued leader in the region’s engineering and technology community. CES has been instrumental in developing and implementing innovative educational programs and forums to increase public awareness of advancements in engineering and technology and serve the professional development needs of the region’s engineers and technical professionals.
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority is often on the forefront of catalytic real estate projects that drive the resurgence of economic investment in the region. Since 1993, the Port has financed over $1.5 billion worth of fixed assets in Greater Cleveland. Its investment has been integral in shaping the economic and social fabric of the region.
Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), named "the best transit system in North America” in 2007, takes great strides in improving the quality and cost effectiveness of its services. RTA is also responsive to the economic development needs of the community through developments like the HealthLine, Stephanie Tubbs Jones East Side Transit Center, and the deployment of the downtown trolleys.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
For 35 years, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (District) has been assuring clean water for Greater Cleveland. Its efforts to safely and efficiently return clean water to Lake Erie after proper wastewater treatment has breathed life back into the Cuyahoga River and the lakefront. Treatment, monitoring, enforcement, maintenance, the District does it all when it comes to clean water.