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Broad coalition promotes diversity in construction industry workforce

The Commission on Economic Inclusion’s Construction Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) initiative has brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to increase the use of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Female Business Enterprises (FBEs) on major construction projects.

A new CDI video explores how this community endeavor got its start, what progress has been made and the impact it has had in Cleveland. Click here to watch.

The Cleveland connection to global markets

The Greater Cleveland Civic Connection, which includes the Greater Cleveland Partnership and five public-sector partners, serves as a forum where public- and private-sector leadership can collaborate on infrastructure projects and issues of critical importance to Northeast Ohio’s economic climate.

This week’s “GCP Insight” video focuses on the economic impact of the Port of Cleveland, one of the Civic Connection’s public-sector agencies. Click to watch.

New Commission Co-chairs announced

A transition of the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s (COEI) leadership was announced at last week's Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting.

The new co-chairs are GCP Board member Paul Clark, regional president, PNC Bank Northern Ohio (photo left) and Lonnie Coleman, president, Coleman Spohn Corporation. Read more. 

Joe Roman on WTAM

Greater Cleveland Partnership President Joe Roman talks with “Wills and Snyder” co-host Bill Wills about indicators of Cleveland's progress and growth—including positive trends in population growth in the city and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Find out what is needed to keep the city’s economic momentum moving forward.

Click to listen.

New GCP Board Chair elected

Cleveland—Rick Chiricosta, chairman, president and CEO of Medical Mutual of Ohio, has been elected as the new chairman of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors.

His election was announced today at the GCP Annual Meeting at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. 

Results of the 2016 Board membership election also were announced. Click for details.