Jul 11

GGP Expands efforts to Grow Businesses in Geauga County

Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) holds business growth at the center of its mission and has recently entered into an agreement with Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) that will enhance its ability to provide outreach and services to Geauga businesses.

As a result of this partnership with GCP, GGP will be able to enhance business retention and expansion (BRE) visitation, with the intention of making area businesses aware of programs and services available to help expand operations, address workforce issues, and learn about offerings provided through GGP and JobsOhio.

Through this collaboration, GGP will more than double their annual company visits, targeting 40 calls in 2018. The GGP team consists of GGP president Tracy Jemison, and GGP’s BRE representative Stuart Miller.

Mr. Jemison, president of Geauga Growth Partnership, is a founding member of the organization, which was established by a group of business leaders in 2010 to enhance Geauga’s economic development. Stuart Miller is a Geauga native, a graduate of Chardon High School, with a Bachelor of Arts from Malone University in Canton. He lives in Chardon with his wife Julie.

“We greatly appreciate our partnership with GCP and leveraging ways to grow our businesses in Geauga County,” says Mr. Jemison. “We are also pleased to have the support of Stuart Miller, who is well acquainted with Geauga County and it business needs.”

GCP serves as the lead local partner for JobsOhio in the Cleveland Area defined as Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. The GCP, working in partnership with the GGP, JobsOhio, TeamNEO (JobsOhio Network Partner) and other public and private entities is responsible for the coordination,  delivery and management of core economic and business development service activities in the Cleveland Area.

“We greatly appreciate our partnership with Tracy and his team at Geauga Growth,” stated Joe Roman, President and CEO of GCP. “We know our greatest opportunity for business growth in our region is generated by the companies that already call Northeast Ohio home.  We are committed to supporting and complementing the GGP’s work and all BRE efforts in Geauga County.”

GGP is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization created in 2010, which works to advance the Geauga business community, retain and grow jobs, contribute to business growth and strengthen the local economy. Geauga Growth Partnership’s mission is to enhance the business climate, encourage job creation, to strengthen economic prosperity and to improve the quality of life for all Geauga County residents. Geauga Growth Partnership was recognized for its outreach and growth by being “2017 Non-profit of the Year” by Lake Geauga Fast Track 50.

For more information about GGP and/or it BRE services, contact info@geaugagrowth.com or call 440-564-1060.