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Legislation supports strategies to improve performance of Ohio’s charter schools

In this week’s “GCP Insight” video interview, Alesha Washington, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s senior director of government advocacy, discusses statewide charter school reform legislation that’s pending in the Ohio Assembly.

Learn more about next steps and how the legislation supports a goal of The Cleveland Plan to grow the number of high-performing district and charter schools in Cleveland. Click to watch.

How supporting home rule can create jobs for Cleveland residents

In a special “GCP Insight” video interview, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-21) discusses her opposition to and concerns with two bills in the Ohio Assembly that would eliminate local governments’ ability to ensure that construction projects in the region benefit the local workforce.

In Cleveland, the mandate requires that 20 percent of the workforce on large construction projects are city residents. Click to watch.

Congressional reauthorization of EB-5 investment program important to Cleveland

Steve Strnisha, CEO of the Cleveland International Fund (CiF), discusses how CiF investments through the EB-5 program have been essential in moving several catalytic Cleveland projects forward and in creating about 12,000 jobs.

Strnisha says congressional reauthorization of EB-5 is essential for CiF's continued support of projects that are helping change the face of Cleveland. The current three-year authorization ends Sept. 30.

Click to watch the video.