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GCP PAC 2016 Annual Report released
As a region, we have recently enjoyed many gratifying success stories
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is more energized than ever to support your priorities through government advocacy. Critical tools at our disposal, like the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Political Action Committee (GCP PAC)—help ensure the collective voice of all our members is heard in state and local government.
The GCP recently unveiled the GCP PAC 2016 Annual Report
, a document that summarizes the progress we’ve made to further strengthen the GCP PAC and the impact we can have going forward by collectively pooling our resources for the betterment of our business environment. Read more.
Ensuring a level playing field for Ohio companies
In this segment of the “GCP Insight” video series, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s conversation with Marty McGann, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior vice president of advocacy, includes comments on the importance of trade enforcement to ensure a level playing field for Ohio companies.
Click to watch.
GCP Advocacy: A look back, a look ahead
The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s advocacy efforts are driven by our mission of mobilizing private-sector leadership, expertise, and resources from businesses of all sizes to create attractive economic conditions that create jobs, grow investment, and improve the prosperity of our region.
In 2016, we enjoyed some significant victories for the business community locally and throughout Ohio. Click for a summary of some of those victories.
The next few years will bring several changes to the political landscape at the local, state, and federal levels. Later this month, the GCP will release its board-approved 2017-18 Public Policy Agenda, which will serve as a road map for the top public policy issues that have been identified as important to the Northeast Ohio business community.
Cleveland-only minimum wage increase effort, opposed by GCP, is suspended
An initiative that proposed a Cleveland-only minimum wage increase was brought forward months ago that would have phased in a $15 an hour minimum wage (starting with $12 an hour in January 2018) while the rest of the state remained at $8.15.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership and our partners advocated for state intervention and opposed this misguided local minimum wage ballot issue because it would place the City of Cleveland at a disadvantage, hinder job creation, business growth, and the overall momentum the city is now experiencing.
Petitioners announced today that they are suspending their effort to raise the minimum wage in Cleveland but will continue advocating for a statewide effort to raise the minimum wage. Read more.
Looking ahead to build on positive momentum
As we welcome in the new year, the Greater Cleveland Partnership will continue to focus on continuing the positive momentum that has been building for many years and resulted in several memorable accomplishments in 2016. (See our 2016 year-end issue of Every Monday
Through the first half of 2017, we will launch a strategic planning process to identify where we should focus on percolating issues. We’ll also continue to drive the business community’s involvement in several of our current priority areas. Read more.