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GCP advocacy efforts continue to protect and support
NASA Glenn


NASA Glenn Research Center’s recently released FY 2016 Economic Impact Study demonstrates that the importance of the center continues to grow.

NASA Glenn has an overall $1.4 billion economic impact on Northeast Ohio, an increase from the previous fiscal year. The center generates $125 million in tax revenue for the region and has created, directly and indirectly, more than 7,000 jobs in the region.

The annual study produced by Cleveland State University helps to illustrate NASA Glenn’s impact on the State of Ohio and serves as a critical advocacy tool to support the center in Washington DC and Columbus.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership maintains a leadership role in working collectively with Ohio’s federal and state elected leaders to protect NASA Glenn’s core missions and position the center to seize new opportunities that advance new technologies for space exploration and the business community.

Read more.

Photo: A Centaur engine display with the NASA Glenn Flight Research Building in the background. Source: NASA Glenn website

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Key considerations in finalizing the new state budget

In this “GCP Insight” video, State Representative Sarah LaTourette talks with Sante Ghetti, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s vice president of advocacy, about some of her recent legislative priorities.

They include health care and key considerations that were discussed in the process of finalizing the new state budget.

Click to watch.

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Great Lakes funding restored, advocacy continues


Last week the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior (EPA and related agencies) marked up its FY2018 appropriations bill.

This proposal restored the $300 million funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative that was originally eliminated in the president’s executive budget proposal. The subcommittee also included language prohibiting the Army Corps of Engineers from dumping dredged materials from the Cuyahoga River into Lake Erie without approval from the State of Ohio.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership thanks subcommittee members Congressman Dave Joyce and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur for their hard work on these initiatives. Read more.

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Important information for employers about Workers’ Comp initiatives

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is returning more than $1 billion to Ohio's private and public employers starting today, July 10.

More about the specifics of the rebate and eligibility is provided here.

Of equal importance for some employers is that the BWC—with the help and support of partners in the business community—also is planning new health and safety initiatives with a $44 million investment to create safer, healthier workplaces in Ohio. Read more.

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Water quality bill awaiting Governor Kasich’s signature

Last week Senate Bill 2—the Ohio General Assembly’s environmental protection legislation—was sent to Governor Kasich for his signature.

Senate Bill 2 will strengthen requirements for the disposal and safe use of dredged materials from federal navigation channels and connected maritime port facilities. This provision is beneficial for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership works closely with the Port to advocate for timely and consistent dredging along the Cuyahoga River, an important water channel for international businesses shipping goods in and out of Cleveland. Read more.