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GCP's Public Officials Reception celebrates 50th anniversary

Thirteen former elected officials participated in panel discussion moderated by retired Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin to kick off the GCP’s 50th anniversary Public Officials Reunion and Reception last Friday at Windows on the River.

More than 1,000 business and community leaders were on hand for the reception that followed the program where participants discussed a wide range of topics including the need to continue moving forward with reforming public education in the city and protecting Lake Erie.

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GCP Insight video: Why we support immigration reform

Click here to watch our new video in the “GCP Insight” series. Learn about our efforts to support immigration reform and why we think it’s important to economic development in the Cleveland Plus region.

We've focused our efforts on increasing the number of high-skilled visas, known as H1-B visas, and the creation of High Skilled Immigration Zones, which would allocate a block of visas to geographic areas experiencing high unemployment.

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GCP supports modifications to energy mandates

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) formally supports Substitute Senate Bill 58 (SB58), a legislative proposal aimed at reforming Ohio’s energy efficiency and alternative energy mandates.

In doing so, we recognize the drastic changes in Ohio’s energy landscape since Substitute Senate Bill 221 was passed over five years ago.

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CDA's New Markets Tax Credits help finance
Steelyard Commons expansion

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s real estate and business development finance affiliate utilized $6 million of its 2013 New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation toward the expansion of Steelyard Commons. 

Project financing, which also included a $2 million NMTC allocation from JP Morgan Chase, conventional financing, and tax increment financing, closed last week.