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2017 GCP Business Development 4th Quarter Update

Northeast Ohio continued to see substantial business and real estate investment in 2017, and GCP and its numerous economic development partners played a significant role in the many expansion and attraction efforts throughout the region. 

The GCP Business Development Team served as a critical partner in 52 business expansion and attraction projects in Cuyahoga County during the year that will result in nearly 7,000 new jobs and over a billion dollars in capital investment.

Read the full report.

Diversity & Inclusion Organization Assessment

The Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Organization Assessment from the Commission on Economic Inclusion is available for free to all GCP members.
The Assessment and the associated resources can be helpful to any organization—whether your company has an established program in place or if you are just starting your D&I journey and are looking to establish a baseline for your work in this area.

The first 10 organizations that complete the Assessment for the first time this year will receive one free registration for the Commission’s annual Inclusion Conference in August—a $125 value.

Click here to register for a webinar on Feb. 28, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to learn more about the Assessment, or contact 
Scott Harrington at or 216-592-2213.

Help CMSD 11th-Graders Develop Job-Interviewing Skills

As part of our college and career readiness work with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Academies of Cleveland schools, we are identifying business professionals who are interested in helping students prepare for real-life job interviews.

Volunteers are needed to conduct mock interviews with 11-graders on Wednesday, March 21st from 9 to 11 a.m. Your role will be to act as the interviewer and provide constructive feedback. We are recruiting volunteers for each of the five Academies of Cleveland Schools, Jane Addams Business Careers Center, Washington Park Environmental Studies, Max S. Hayes High School, Garrett Morgan High School, and Martin Luther King Jr. Career Campus. You can select which of the five schools you would like to go to, or we will assign you a school, as needed.

Please contact Angela Finding at 216.592.2385 or with questions or to volunteer. 

How New Life Cathedral Achieved Over $250,000 in Savings

East Cleveland’s New Life Cathedral engaged GCP’s Energy Team to help it understand how to minimize energy costs in its historical building. The end result? New Life will benefit from a total of $283,690 in life cycle electricity savings.

Read a case study on how GCP’s Energy Team was able to achieve these impressive savings.