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GCP Board approves appointment of two new members

The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors has approved the appointment of two new members.

In action taken last week at its quarterly meeting, the Board welcomed Loretta Mester, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and Robert Patterson, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation, as new members.

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Incentives helping to attract private investment in Cleveland neighborhoods needs Congressional support

GCP President and CEO Joe Roman has written a guest column for urging Congress to to extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), which “has been an undeniable success,” before leaving Washington this month. In the column, Roman discussed the importance of NMTC to Cleveland Development Advisers, the GCP’s real estate development affiliate.

CDA’s NMTC investments have included supporting the $14M renovation of Fairmount Creamery (image left), the historic building that is expected to lead to additional economic investment in both the Tremont and Ohio City neighborhoods.

Joe Roman on WTAM

In today's interview with “Wills & Snyder” host Bill Wills, GCP President and CEO Joe Roman discusses the work of NASA Glenn and its involvement with last week's Orion launch.

Other topics include the latest on getting ready to showcase Cleveland to the world via the 2016 RNC; moving forward with the Opportunity Corridor project and its potential to attract investment to 350+acres in adjacent neighborhoods.
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Cleveland/Northeast Ohio economy: Per capita output higher than U.S. average

Is the Cleveland economy recovering? Yes, it is—and it’s on par with the U.S. with per capita GDP above pre-recession levels.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland economist Dr. Joel Elvery provided an overview of current economic conditions in the U.S. & Cleveland/Northeast Ohio and a forecast for 2015 to more than 125 middle-market executives at the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s 4Q Middle-Market Forum on December 3. Read more.

Nation's top demographer to speak at 2015 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum

Kenneth W. Gronbach, the nation’s leading demographer and nationally recognized author, expert and futurist in the field of demography and generational marketing, will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Greater Cleveland Middle-Market Forum, presented by the Greater Cleveland Partnership on Friday, May 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. at Corporate College East.

Ken makes the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy. Registration information will be available soon.