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Hundreds of Business and Civic Leaders Attend Sixth Annual Empowering Local Leadership Conference

GCP hosted the sixth annual Empowering Local Leadership Conference this past week in Washington, DC, in partnership with Congressman Dave Joyce, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Congressman Jim Renacci, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.  During the conference sessions the 150 business, civic, and local public sector leaders heard from Congressional members from across Ohio, the U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon, House Minority Leader Pelosi, Amazon Global Innovation Policy leader Paul Misener, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and others.  The participants also attended an intimate briefing at the White House featuring the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and a half dozen additional White House staff leaders.  An additional highlight of the conference was a reception overlooking the U.S. Capitol with remarks from Senator Rob Portman.   


Special thanks to the conference sponsors for making the event possible:

Helping Businesses Increase Prosperity in Cleveland

By Joe Roman and Scott Chaikin
GCP recently launched its new Forward CLE Strategic Plan

The plan was developed with input from more than 250 local business leaders, ranging from entrepreneurs and small business owners to the CEOs of the largest corporations in town.  We also engaged public officials and many of our peer organizations in the region’s economic development ecosystem. 

Read the full article on cleveland.com.

Racial Equity Institute's Groundwater Training

“No one wants to think they got to the top through an unfair advantage… But the evidence on diversity in the workplace is conclusive: There are lots of people held back by bias. And that means that some of the people at the top have advanced partly through privilege.” According to HBR article, Do You Have Advantage Blindness?

GCP is offering an opportunity to explore the effects of this through a full-day event featuring Racial Equity Institute’s (REI’s) Groundwater Presentation and an afternoon of dialogue on racial bias and its effects on businesses. The Groundwater Presentation is an introduction to racial equity that uses stories and data to argue that racism is fundamentally structural in nature and that, as such, not everyone is benefiting from our region’s growth and prosperity.

This event is provided to GCP investor-level member CEOs and senior leaders at no cost, thanks to the generous support of Cuyahoga Community College

June 21

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Register.

Register to take Ohio's 2018 In-Demand Jobs Survey

Understanding the workforce needs of business is important to Ohio’s economy. The Governor, along with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, has requested GCP’s help in providing feedback on Ohio’s future workforce needs to update Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs List.  Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs List is used to help align education and training programs to the needs of business, and your feedback is critical to maintain an accurate list.

The Office of Workforce Transformation is seeking your contact information to ensure your company receives Ohio’s 2018 In-Demand Jobs Survey.  Here is a link to the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation website where you can register to participate in the survey: http://workforce.ohio.gov/Initiatives/In-Demand-Jobs/In-Demand-Jobs-Survey. Registration will close on June 15, 2018.

On August 15, 2018, Governor Kasich will be distributing Ohio’s biennial In-Demand Jobs Survey to employers across the state. The survey asks Ohio employers to forecast their top hiring needs for the next one, three and five years. 

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Michael Evans, Project Manager for The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, at (614) 254-3543 or Michael.Evans@owt.ohio.gov.