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Business community input helps shape Cuyahoga County budget proposal; priorities include workforce training

Earlier this month, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish released his executive budget proposal, a roughly $2.9 billion two-year spending plan for operating the largest county budget in the state.

Yvette Ittu, the GCP’s executive vice president for finance and operations, recently served on a county budget task force to help officials examine the current year budget and to take initial steps in the development of the next budget proposal.

Executive Budish indicated a need to address an operating deficit and limited debt capacity. Priorities include workforce training and investment in high-quality pre-K education. Read more.

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Speaking out against legalizing marijuana

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was joined by Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman and Shaker Heights Police Chief Scott Lee at a press conference last Thursday to urge a NO vote on Issue 3, the marijuana legalization ballot issue.

DeWine discussed a three-day fact-finding trip he took to Colorado to learn about the impact of marijuana legalization on the state. Read more.

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Be informed about November 3rd ballot issues

The Greater Cleveland Partnership is providing online information for employers to share with employees about issues that will be on the November 3rd ballot. In addition to our position on the above issues, we are urging a "YES" vote on Issue 2, which would protect the constitutional amendment initiative process from being used for personal economic benefit. Read more.

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How you can leverage inclusion to boost competitiveness

Success in business includes increasing competitiveness, boosting the bottom line, and attracting and keeping top talent. A growing number of studies has found that all three can happen when a company creates strategies to develop and sustain an inclusive workplace and leverage its benefits.

The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the GCP, is inviting GCP members who aren’t already part of its roster of 100+ Northeast Ohio employers to sign up and take the first steps toward building and leveraging an inclusive organization. Read more.