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The Greater Cleveland Civic Connection, which includes the Greater Cleveland Partnership and five public-sector partners, serves as a forum where public- and private-sector leadership can collaborate on infrastructure projects and issues of critical importance to Northeast Ohio’s economic climate.

This week’s “GCP Insight” video focuses on the economic impact of the Port of Cleveland, one of the Civic Connection’s public-sector partners.

Port President and CEO Will Friedman also talks about the success of the Cleveland-Europe Express, the only direct scheduled vessel service for containerized and noncontainerized cargo between the Great Lakes and Europe.

Click to watch.

The ”GCP Insight” video series, hosted by Lesic and Camper Vice President Steve Luttner, focuses on topics of interest to the Greater Cleveland business community.

Welcome, new GCP members

We’re pleased to welcome these companies and organizations that recently joined the ranks of Greater Cleveland Partnership Investors. Click the links below to learn more about them.

Resources to inform your diversity and inclusion strategies


The Commission on Economic Inclusion’s (COEI) Best Practices Repository provides a central location for resources and research on workplace diversity and inclusion. All sections of the repository can be accessed by any employee of a Greater Cleveland Partnership or COEI member organization.

You’ll find valuable information regardless of where your organization is on its diversity and inclusion journey—whether it is in the early stages, considered Best-in-Class, or somewhere in between.

Click to access this month’s featured article
, “Diversity and Inclusion #GameChangers,” from Russell Reynolds Associates and much more in the Commission’s Best Practices Repository.

Share the positive: Pass the Plus!


In this month’s issue of “Pass the Plus,” read about the positive happenings in the Cleveland Plus region. Feature stories include a look at how Northeast Ohio higher education institutions fared in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings released last week.
  • Click to subscribe and start sharing our region’s good news with your networks of colleagues, friends and family.
“Pass the Plus” is a Cleveland Plus/Team NEO free monthly e-newsletter that provides informative news and information related to the many positive developments shaping Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Plus and Team NEO are part of the economic development system that the Greater Cleveland Partnership helped to create and continues to support.

Are you election ready?

Are you ready to vote in the General Election on Tuesday, November 8? Here are key dates to remember.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: Voter registration deadline

Voter Registration Cards are available by calling 216-443-VOTE (8683), at public libraries, and on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE) website.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12: Early voting begins at the BOE, 2925 Euclid Avenue.

All Ohio registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot application from the Ohio Secretary of State.

But you don't have to wait for this mailing. Vote by Mail ballot applications are available on the BOE website, by calling the Board of Elections at 216.443.VOTE (8683), and at all public libraries. 

Click for details about early voting hours at the BOE.

  • Saturday, Nov. 5: Mailed ballot applications must be received by the BOE by 12:00 noon.
  • Monday, Nov. 7: Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before this date.

Click to view or download the Voter Guide.