See What We Do

See What We Do

Leveraging private and public-sector dollars, the Greater Cleveland Partnership supports collaborative and linchpin efforts to boost the economic vitality of the Cleveland Plus region. We are Northeast Ohio’s premier economic development organization as well as the leading business advocacy organization in our community.

By mobilizing leadership, expertise and resources, we are actively involved in conversations and support legislation that generate attractive and sustainable business conditions.

We represent the collective voice of more than 10,000 members, serving as a catalyst for progress and focusing our resources to support priorities that include Advocacy, Business Growth and Development, Physical Development and Economic Inclusion.

Advocacy

By unifying our allies and revitalizing relationships with our chamber counterparts around Ohio and in the Great Lakes states, GCP strengthens the business community’s voice to empower its members and other economic development stakeholders. These collaborations are focused on initiatives that will:

  • Improve Ohio’s budgeting process

  • Protect the Great Lakes

  • Support NASA Glenn

  • Prioritize infrastructure projects

  • Advance education reform

Learn more about these initiatives by visiting our Advocacy page.

Economic & Business Development

After acquiring a $2 million grant from JobsOhio, our Business Development Team projects an estimated more than 2000 new jobs in 2012. In collaboration with our economic development partners, the our team has been honored with the Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for our business retention and expansion (BRE) program.

The GCP team was recognized as the top organization with three or more years of BRE activity for communities with populations of greater than 500,000. We plan to build off of this momentum, growing our regional capabilities to attract investments while retaining and creating new employment opportunities. Click to learn more about our business development services

Infrastructure & Physical Development

We are transforming the face of the Cleveland Plus region by investing in catalytic projects through Cleveland Development Advisors, our real estate and business development finance affiliate. Its involvement has helped leverage nearly $12 billion of new investments that are re-energizing our community.  The Greater Cleveland landscape is being re-defined by game-changing projects that include:

Learn more about our accomplishment and future projects by visiting our Infrastructure & Physical Development page. 

Economic Inclusion & Minority Business Development

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the GCP, serves as a catalyst for advancing economic inclusion in the Northeast Ohio business community. Our key objective is to achieve demonstrated successes that lead to positive, measurable outcomes including:

  • Increases in board, senior management, workforce and supplier diversity among our members that include Northeast Ohio public-sector entities, private-sector companies and nonprofit organizations;

  • Increases in the total revenue, value, size, and number of employees for minority-owned businesses. Click here to learn more about the Commission and its services to develop minority-owned businesses by visiting our Minority Business Development page.