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GCP releases new Public Policy Agenda; outlines government advocacy issues for next two years

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) today released its new Public Policy Agenda that outlines areas where it will focus its attention on current and developing issues at the local, state and federal levels during the next two years.

The GCP drafts a new Public Policy Agenda at the beginning of each new congressional and state General Assembly cycle. The document, which has been months in the making, details a diverse list of objectives and areas of focus that share the common goal of growing Greater Cleveland’s economy.

“The Public Policy Agenda highlights the goals and objectives our members deem to be most vital to pursue during the next two years,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman. “This is a carefully drafted document that had the benefit of an extraordinary amount of input from many very bright people who want to see Cleveland continue to move forward.”

The new Public Policy Agenda outlines a basic GCP belief that more than half of all job growth comes from business expansion and retention.

“Clearly, attracting new businesses to the region is of critical importance, and at the same time the GCP will focus upon existing, well-established Greater Cleveland companies with strong growth trajectories while providing support for the small, quickly growing companies of tomorrow,” said Tom Zenty, CEO of University Hospitals who chairs the GCP’s Government Affairs Council. “We will also continue our focus on the importance of developing a highly educated, innovative and diverse workforce to meet our current and future needs.”