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Amazon recently selected 20 finalists for the company's second headquarters. Although Cleveland did not make the list, Columbus is still in the running.
“While we are certainly disappointed that Cleveland was not selected for the second round of the Amazon HQ2 bidding process, the collaboration of the public and private partners to tell Cleveland’s story will generate long-term benefits for all of Northeast Ohio,” said Joe Roman, President and CEO of the GCP. “We are pleased and congratulate Columbus for making it to the second round and are committed to supporting their efforts to land Amazon HQ2 in Ohio.”
Members of the GCP have increasingly identified cybersecurity as an emerging issue and significant challenge. On January 10, Tim Opsitnick (executive vice president & general counsel at Technology Concepts & Design, Inc.) presented verbal testimony, on behalf of the GCP, in support of Senate Bill 220 (SB 220).
The Greater Cleveland Partnership provides a unified voice for the Northeast Ohio business community and our policy priorities are driven directly by our members.
In 2017, a $1.5 trillion federal tax reform package was signed into law and the 132nd Ohio General Assembly introduced more than 700 pieces of legislation. In addition, numerous local initiatives were debated, including several crucial ballot measures that allowed the voters to help determine what the regional landscape will look like in the future.
Learn how the GCP Advocacy Team has helped member organizations in 2017 and the what is on the horizon for 2018.