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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 100 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 Deputy Executive Director Deborah Bridwell or call 216.592.2213.

What's new at the Commission?

Learn more about our work from the most recent issue of The Commission Connection, our monthly publication featuring diversity and inclusion news and events from the Northeast Ohio employer community.

Message from the Co-chairs:
Diverse groups make better decisions

Why you should attend
our Member Leadership event

More than 150 representatives from 50 of our Commission member companies have already registered for our first ever Member Leadership Event on Tuesday, March 31, at Corporate College East. We invite all of our member CEOs to attend.

A recent Crain’s Cleveland Business column by Publisher John Campanelli (the issue of Feb. 16-22, 2015), highlighted a 2014 McKinsey & Company report showing “a simple correlation: More diversity in leadership equals a better bottom line.

Companies in the top quartile of minority/ethnic diversity were 30 percent more likely to financially outperform the median in their industry.” This study joins a larger body of research over the past two decades confirming similar results: diverse groups make better decisions and are more creative and thoughtful than homogenous groups.

The Commission focuses on products and services that enable our member organizations to capitalize on inclusion and diversity opportunities and to maximize such resources within their leadership, workforce, customers and suppliers. To that end, we invite you and your executive team to join us on March 31. Click here for more information.

  • Hear business leaders share their own stories of successfully operationalizing inclusion and diversity.
  • Take this opportunity to work with your own leadership team to build an organizational plan.

What could this look like in your organization? What efforts would you make to achieve better decisions and stronger financial performance?

Think about it and consider joining us on March 31!

Commission Co-chairs

Eddie Taylor                Daniel Walsh

Other stories...

Commission-Member Leadership Day: CEOs from Eaton, University Hospitals to speak
Our membership roster is growing:
City of Shaker Heights joins the Commission
More value for your Commission membership:
Best Practices Repository is now online!
A resources to help with identifying, hiring diverse candidates:
Join our LinkedIn group
News from MBDA Cleveland:
Updates brand, launches new website; client profile - Hemodialysis Services, Inc.
Construction Diversity and Inclusion Initiative update:
New co-chairs at the helm
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Community Listening Session:
MBDA global business consultant among the speakers
2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Event:
Learn, network, build relationships
An introduction to a law career:
Stokes Scholars Program seeks applicants
Small business fundamentals:
Hispanic Business Center offers multifaceted training

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