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Amazon Confirms 2nd Fulfillment Center in Euclid

Amazon confirmed late last week that a fulfillment center will be built in the vacant Euclid Square Mall. This is in addition to the site previously announced in North Randall. Both locations will bring thousands of new jobs to Cleveland.

The Euclid center will create 1,000 jobs in a 650,000 square foot location and open in 2019. The North Randall Amazon center will create 2,000 jobs in a 855,000 square foot building scheduled to open in August or September 2018.  

The building square footage will be larger on both due to second and third floor space for storage.  Demolition of the North Randall site has already occurred, the building pad is essentially in place, and building construction will be visible in the next month.  Demolition of the Euclid site will occur over the winter, and construction will begin sometime next summer. 

As previously announced, Cleveland has also confirmed that the city will submit a proposal to bid on the second headquarters for Amazon in late October.

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GCP Supports House Bill 170

GCP recently provided support for House Bill 170, legislation that would create computer science standards and model curriculum for Ohio schools. With the growth of opportunities in the technology sector and the need for skilled talent, HB 170 supports GCP’s goal of ensuring more students graduate from high school prepared for college and/or career. “Providing schools with the tools to add computer science to the curriculum creates real opportunity for students to be exposed early on to careers in the IT sector,” said GCP’s Vice President of Government Advocacy, Alesha Washington. 

HB 170 has already passed the Ohio House of Representatives and is currently being discussed in the Senate Education Committee. GCP will continue to support the bill as it moves through the legislative process. Read GCP’s full testimony here.

Nominate your emerging leaders for GCP LEAD

We are now accepting nominations of emerging leaders from Greater Cleveland Partnership member companies for the 2018 GCP LEAD Cohort 3. You may nominate one or two individuals.

GCP LEAD (Link. Engage. Advocate. Develop.) was created because the GCP recognizes the importance of cultivating our region’s future business and community leaders through becoming engaged in the GCP's work.  

Nominees must have at least five years of professional experience and an interest in getting involved in the GCP's priority areas of economic development, education and workforce, advocacy, diversity and inclusion, business development, or physical development. 

To submit your nomination(s), please contact Angela Finding at afinding@gcpartnership.com. 

Learn more about GCP LEAD.
 

The Future of Manufacturing Event Recap

On September 19th, GCP and the Fund for our Economic Future hosted a briefing on the future of manufacturing at Cleveland State University. Joe Roman, president and CEO of GCP, gave opening remarks on the importance of manufacturing to the region. Ethan Karp, CEO of MAGNET, presented on the current state of the industry. Glenn Richardson, Managing Director for Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace at JobsOhio, shared JobsOhio’s advanced manufacturing strategy and its implications for our region.

The event concluded with a discussion moderated by Brad Whitehead, President of the Fund for Our Economic Future, regarding whether our community is stepping up to embrace these opportunities.