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GCP applauds passage of compromise water quality bill
The Greater Cleveland Partnership applauds the Ohio General Assembly for passing legislation to address water quality issues in Lake Erie. The compromise bill, SB 1, will restrict agricultural practices known to contribute to the formation of harmful algal blooms.
This legislative effort comes in response to last summer’s crisis when algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie left the City of Toledo without drinking water for several days. Read more.
GCP urges immediate action to improve Lake Erie’s water quality
This week’s segment of the “GCP Insight” video series examines actions needed to address water-quality challenges facing Lake Erie, arguably Cleveland’s greatest asset.
Learn how GCP is urging timely post-winter dredging of the lake by the Army Corps of Engineers and about action needed in Columbus to find a compromise between two pieces of legislation passed by the Ohio House and Ohio Senate. Click to watch.
Business groups release study, call for major changes to Governor’s budget tax proposal
The Ohio Metro Chambers Coalition, which is composed of eight of Ohio’s largest metropolitan chambers of commerce and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, have concerns with Governor John Kasich's state budget proposal.
The Coalition has sent the Governor a letter expressing its concerns indicating it does not believe the proposal in its current form will achieve the shared vision “to boost economic competitiveness of Ohio.” Read more.
GCP Board meeting wrap-up: Five new members elected
Greater Cleveland Partnership Board Chair Beth Mooney, chairman and CEO, KeyCorp, announced that five new members have been elected to the GCP Board at the Board's quarterly meeting last week.
Photo left to right: Jennifer Bell, Aon Risk Services; Michael Hilton, Nordson Corporation; David LaRue, Forest City Enterprises; Jeffrey Murphy, Dominion East Ohio; and Randall Myeroff, Cohen & Company. Read more.
Downtown Heinen’s opens; CDA played pivotal financing role
The highly anticipated Heinen’s at The 9 opened last week to enthusiastic accolades. Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), the GCP’s real estate and business finance affiliate, provided a $7 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation and $6 million in direct financing for this truly catalytic project. Read more.
Learn more about The 9 project. Click to watch our video.