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GCP, partners honored for marketing excellence

The Greater Cleveland Partnership and its Northeast Ohio regional economic development partners the Greater Akron Chamber, Stark Development Board, Team Lorain County, and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber received top honors for excellence in economic development marketing from the Ohio Economic Development Association (ODEA).

 Vince Adamus, GCP’s vice president, real estate and business development, (right in photo) with ODEA President Ellen Heinz, accepted the award on the group’s behalf.

GCP applauds Controlling Board approval of Medicaid expansion

The Greater Cleveland Partnership applauds Governor Kasich and the Controlling Board for today’s decision to approve the release of federal funds for Medicaid expansion in Ohio to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

“We’ve supported Medicaid expansion, along with other chambers across the state, because the business community understands that failure to do so would harm employers and the state's bottom line,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman. ”Expansion is good for businesses and Ohioans.”

Washington's gridlock impact on Cleveland

With Congress and the Administration unable to reach a weekend agreement on the federal government shutdown and increasing the nation’s debt ceiling, expect to see continued brinksmanship in Washington, DC.

As the shutdown enters its third week, we are reminded that many federal agencies in Cleveland, including NASA Glenn Research Center, are feeling its impact.

Significant progress made to promote inclusion in Cleveland construction projects

Backed by strong support from the public and private sectors, several action steps have been taken to implement recommendations on how to increase local and minority participation on major private sector construction projects planned in the City of Cleveland.

The action items provide the framework to carry out recommendations from a special report prepared for the Commission on Economic Inclusion in March 2012, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP).  Read more.