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August

GCP remains a strong supporter of The Q Transformation Plan


The Greater Cleveland Partnership remains a strong supporter of The Q Transformation Plan. Maintaining and upgrading our civic assets like Quicken Loans Arena prolongs their useful life and enhances the impact they have in our community.

There is no doubt The Q provides an unmatched economic impact in Northeast Ohio. The facility has over a thousand events annually, bringing roughly 2 million people to the heart of our city. Read more.

Goals of federal tax reform

In this “GCP Insight” video, Congressman Brad Wenstrup talks with Marty McGann, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior vice president of advocacy, about some of the goals of federal tax reform for both businesses and individuals.

For businesses, this includes reducing the corporate tax rate to help American companies be more competitive globally. Click to watch.

Update on medical marijuana in Ohio

As the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and our members continue to monitor the implementation of medical marijuana in the State of Ohio, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program recently announced an updated timeline.

The first marijuana cultivator licenses will likely be awarded in November. While cultivator licenses could be awarded earlier than November, state officials believe that time frame is a safe prediction.

The Ohio Department of Commerce is currently reviewing 185 cultivator applications; ultimately, that number will be reduced to 24 cultivator licenses.

The entire program is required by law to be operational by September 2018. Read more.

Job Creation Tax Credit can apply to employees who work from home

When Governor Kasich signed the state budget bill into law, it included an important provision that would allow eligible employers applying for the Job Creation Tax Credit to count qualifying work from home employees in their job creation totals.

The provision also ensures that the benefit of an employer expanding in or locating in the state still has an advantage for Ohio by specifying that the new employees must reside here.

The GCP championed the inclusion of this provision in the state budget bill, as well as stand-alone legislation sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan and Representatives Tom Patton and Sarah LaTourette. Read more.