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April

GCP, Cleveland Development Fund to host D.C. fly-in

The Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Cleveland Development Fund once again will host a fly-in to Washington D.C. in conjunction with Congressmen Dave Joyce (OH-14) (right) and Jim Renacci (OH-16) on May 29-30.

This year’s agenda will include a Thursday evening reception at the United States Botanic Garden followed by conference sessions on Friday in the Congressional Visitors Center.

GCP members earn national diversity honors

Congratulations to the Greater Cleveland Partnership members named to the DiversityInc 2014 Top 50 Companies for Diversity, Top 10 Hospitals and Health Systems, Top 10 Regional Companies and 25 Noteworthy Companies lists.

To be considered for DiversityInc recognition, an organization must have at least 1,000 employees and complete a detailed, 300-question survey, which is divided into four equally weighted areas: talent pipeline, equitable talent development, CEO-upper management commitment, and supplier diversity.

CDA invests in second phase of Flats East Bank

Financing for the second phase of the Flats East Bank closed last week, including $4.5 million in financing from Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s real estate and business development finance affiliate.

The current plan calls for 240 new market-rate residential rental units and over 100,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, and entertainment space.

Advancing Inclusion, Achieving Results

The Commission on Economic Inclusion is pleased to announce the 2014 Commission 50, a recognition of members for measurable progress in advancing their diversity and inclusion strategies.

This recognition is based on their responses to the Commission’s annual Employers Survey on Diversity™. Their scores are tabulated based on four metrics: board diversity, senior management diversity, workforce diversity, and supplier diversity.

Achievement in diversity honored

Twelve members of the Commission on Economic Inclusion were honored as Best-in-Class for board, senior management, workforce and supplier diversity at GCP’s Annual Meeting last week. Meet the winners.