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GCP Strategic Priorities

Northeast Ohio is in the midst of a renaissance. We are experiencing unprecedented economic growth and investment and garnering national attention for the rebirth that is occurring here. Yet with all of our success, we know we must take steps to continue this momentum. In order to boost our growth, we must invest in and support activity that has the greatest potential to strengthen our competitiveness and vitality as a region and state.

Our 2015/2016 Public Policy Agenda describes the priorities we believe are critical to accelerating our full economic recovery, while remaining nimble enough to respond quickly to a changing environment.  

Areas of specific focus include:
  • JobsOhio and Third Frontier – These economic development programs have helped to spur job retention and growth in Northeast Ohio. The continued involvement of these programs and other incentives that provide access to capital for Greater Cleveland are crucial.
  • NASA Glenn – The GCP has been a leading advocate for the preservation and expansion of the Glenn Research Center, which has produced invaluable, national scientific advancement. NASA Glenn employs about 3,000 people.
  • RNC 2016 – The GCP played a pivotal role in landing the 2016 Republican National Convention and will continue to work hard to help ensure that Cleveland realizes maximum benefits from this significant event.

  • Health care – A huge and growing economic engine for Cleveland, the GCP will continue to advocate for health care related issues such as maintaining expanded Medicaid coverage in Ohio.

  • Education, workforce and immigration reform – If Greater Cleveland is going to continue to move forward, we need an educated workforce. The GCP has helped lead the successful and historic reform of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. We will continue to work for quality education for our young people. The GCP also supports immigration reform including legal entry for a broad range of workers.
There are many more important elements of the Public Policy Agenda, including diversity and inclusion, state tax reform, business costs and competitiveness issues, protection of Lake Erie and much, much more.