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Next steps outlined in GCP’s strategic planning process

Work to advance progress on the new Greater Cleveland Partnership three-year strategic plan is continuing this summer.

Those next steps were outlined last week at the GCP Board’s quarterly meeting.

It will include securing additional feedback from GCP Board members and representatives from GCP member companies, as well as seeking their participation in task groups that will focus on the four key themes outlined by GCP Board Chair Rick Chiricosta at the organization’s Annual Meeting earlier this month.

Places of Impact, Talent that Fuels Growth, Driving Connectivity and Environment to Support Start, Stay, Scale Up.

The timeline calls for final recommendations to be presented at the Board’s third-quarter meeting in September followed by final Board approval at the December meeting. Read more.

CDA investments improve neighborhoods, create jobs

For more than a quarter of a century, Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, has invested private-sector capital into real estate and business projects designed to attract additional development to improve the character and vitality of Greater Cleveland.

Results In 2016 included completion of four Salvation Army facilities financed in 2015, continued investment in workforce development and education, the commencement of the first phase of the long-awaited Lakefront redevelopment, and the grand opening of the reconstructed Public Square.

Learn more about CDA and its investments in the 2017 Investor Update. Click to read or download.

Commission 20 highlights broader list of strong performers

The Commission on Economic Inclusion's recognition of Northeast Ohio employers for their progress in creating, enhancing and sustaining their diversity and inclusion strategies includes selecting the Commission 20.

This group is composed of the Best-in-Class winners and those organizations who were strong contenders for a Best-in-Class award.

This recognition is based on their responses to the Commission’s Diversity and Inclusion Organization Assessment. Click to see who's on the list.

Joe Roman on WTAM

In this month’s interview, GCP President and CEO Joe Roman talks with “Wills and Snyder” co-host Bill Wills about areas of focus in the organization’s new strategic plan including workforce development, business connectivity and supporting business growth.

Other topics include key items in the state budget--currently under discussion in the Ohio General Assembly--that impact business competitiveness. Click to listen.