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Destination Iceland: Two airlines announce new service from CLE offering connections to Europe

Cleveland is continuing to demonstrate that it is a strong, viable air service market with last week’s announcement by two airlines that they will begin service from Hopkins International Airport (CLE) to Iceland with direct connections to many European destinations.

IcelandAir announced that it will launch four times weekly service from Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, starting in May 2018.

In addition, WOW air announced that it will launch four times a week service to Reykjavik that same month. Read more.

Amazon job fulfillment center to be built in North Randall

After more than six months of collaboration, Amazon recently announced its commitment to the development of a new 2,000 job fulfillment center to be located at the former Randall Park Mall site in the Village of North Randall.

“This is absolutely fantastic news,” said Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman. ‘It’s indicative of our region becoming more and more attractive to investors and leading corporations. 
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Commission releases its 2016-17 Annual Report

Read about the Commission on Economic Inclusion's work from this past year to advance diversity and inclusion in the Northeast Ohio business community in its 2016-2017 Annual Report.

The report includes highlights in three areas of focus: Corporate Diversity and Inclusion, Growing Minority-Owned Businesses and Construction Diversity and Inclusion.

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Joe Roman on WTAM

Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman talks with “Wills and Snyder” co-host Bill Wills about the new direct flight from Hopkins International to Iceland.

Learn what this means for our city and the Greater Cleveland business community.

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CDA invests in new home for The Children’s Museum

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, provided an $8 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation for the new Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC).

CMC has acquired and is renovating the Stager Beckwith mansion on Euclid Avenue in MidTown, one of the last remaining mansions of Cleveland’s historic Millionaire’s Row. The three-acre property is conveniently located two blocks from I-90 and on the Healthline.

It will provide the museum a larger home complete with ample parking and green space for an outdoor play area. Read more.

Joe Roman on WTAM

In today’s interview with Bill Wills, co-host of “Wills and Snyder,” GCP President and CEO Joe Roman talks about economic development news of importance to Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

This includes what’s happening with plans to renovate The Q; a key win for the region with Governor Kasich’s signing of the water quality bill; and how recognition of the economic impact that NASA Glenn has on the city and state is becoming more widespread. Click to listen.

Joe Roman on WTAM

Yesterday, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee announced that Cleveland’s hosting of the 2016 Republican National Convention resulted in up to $188.4 million of economic benefit to Northeast Ohio.

But that’s not the only positive outcome.

On today’s “Wills and Snyder” program, GCP President and CEO Joe Roman talked about the positive long-term outcomes of the event that included changing the narrative about Cleveland and demonstrating that the city can successfully host a convention of any size. Click to listen.