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GCP advocacy efforts secure state budget items important to our members

In this week’s “GCP Insight” video, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior director of government advocacy Alesha Washington discusses how the organization was successful in securing items of importance to our members in the recently signed two-year, $71B state budget bill.

Advocacy efforts by the GCP and other metro chambers from around the state helped remove expansion of the sales tax and the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT), increases that were proposed to offset a personal income tax cut.

Additionally, GCP and its chamber partners worked to preserve the Historic Preservation Tax Credit program, which has been a vital economic development tool in urban areas including downtown Cleveland.

Click to watch and learn more about our advocacy work in Columbus on behalf of our members and the Northeast Ohio business community.

"GCP Insight" is hosted by Lesic and Camper Vice President Steve Luttner.