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Commission on Economic Inclusion

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, is focused on creating positive, measurable outcomes leading to:
  • Increases in board, senior management, workforce and supplier diversity among the more than 120 Northeast Ohio employers who are members of the Commission;

  • Increases in the total revenue, value, size, and number of employees for minority-owned businesses in our region and throughout the State of Ohio. Read more about the Commission’s member benefits and minority business resources.

Our members - Join us!

Click here for the list of the more than 100 Northeast Ohio employers that belong to the Commission on Economic Inclusion. To learn more about Commission membership, please email us or call 216.592.2213.

RSVP now for our Ninth Annual Inclusion Conference

A year ago, the Commission on Economic Inclusion brought Harvard professor Mahzarin Banaji to Cleveland. She effectively demonstrated how even the most well-intentioned people unwittingly allow unconscious thoughts and feelings to influence apparently objective decisions.

This year, at the Commission’s Ninth Annual Inclusion Conference, four experts will continue that conversation with a deeper dive into the concept of bias, specifically as it relates to attracting and selecting top talent for your organization. Learn more.

News from the Commission

Click to read or download the latest issue of our e-newsletter.

Northeast Ohio's diversity and inclusion pacesetters

Congratulations to these Greater Cleveland Partnership members recognized for their diversity and inclusion achievements based on their responses to the Commission's 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Organization Assessment.

Hall of Fame Inductee

  • NASA Glenn Research Center (supplier diversity)

Best in Class

  • Board Diversity: Huntington National Bank, The MetroHealth System and JumpStart Inc.

  • Senior Management Diversity: Enterprise Holdings and Cuyahoga Community College

  • Workforce Diversity: Enterprise Holdings, Cleveland Clinic, and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

  • Supplier Diversity: NASA Glenn Research Center

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  • Learn which companies and organizations have been recognized as strong contenders for, or as winners of, this year's Best-in-Class recognition.