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June

GCP and Commission Annual Reports are now online

The 2014 annual reports of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the GCP, are now online.

The GCP Annual Report highlights progress in advancing our priorities in advocacy, physical development and infrastructure, business development, education reform, inclusion and our Middle-Market Initiative.

The Commission Annual Report includes a summary of the results of the 2014 Employers Survey on Diversity; information on the 2014 Best-in-Class award winners, the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees, as well as a review of accomplishments during the first year of the Construction Diversity Initiative and the fourth year of operation by the Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Cleveland.

Joe Roman on WTAM

GCP President Joe Roman's topics in this month’s “Wills and Snyder’s” interview include:

  • Possible intrigue at the 2016 RNC if no candidate finishes the presidential primaries with  enough delegates to secure the nomination; renewing the Cuyahoga County Arts & Culture levy that supports both our world-renowned and locally focused institutions; and the marijuana legalization ballot issue that will go before Ohio voters in November. Click to listen.

$200M+ EB-5 investments supporting Northeast Ohio job-creating projects

Learn more about the EB-5 program in this interview with Steve Strnisha, CEO of the Cleveland International Fund (CiF).

EB-5 is an employer-based immigration program that allows overseas investors/applicants to invest in job-creating projects. Investors and their families receive conditional residency in the U.S. and, ultimately, permanent residency.

CiF is a regional center that invests EB-5 dollars. More than $200M has been raised for Northeast Ohio projects. Click to watch.