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Joe Roman on WTAM

In case you missed it, GCP President and CEO Joe Roman talks with “Wills and Snyder” co-host Bill Wills—live from Tel Aviv—about this week’s visit by Cleveland business leaders to Israel.

Of particular note are the high levels of innovation and entrepreneurship that are helping drive that country’s economy and the robust economic activity generated by venture capital investing. Click to listen.

Investments preserving Northeast Ohio’s environmental, economic health

Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, the newly appointed CEO of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), recently sat down with Steve Luttner, vice president of Lesic & Camper, for a “GCP Insight” interview.

They discussed the critical importance of our freshwater resources and the massive investments being made to preserve our region’s environmental and economic health. Click to watch the video.

Notice of Greater Cleveland Partnership 2017 Annual Meeting of Members

Pursuant to the Code of Regulations of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), the 2017 GCP Annual Meeting of Members will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland Hotel, 100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.

A reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 5:30 p.m. The agenda for this meeting includes confirmation of the election of Directors to the GCP Board.

Pursuant to the GCP Code of Regulations, the candidates for directorships will be recommended through the Nominating Committee chaired by Scott Chaikin.

Those members desiring to nominate any candidate(s) to the GCP Board of Directors should submit names and contact information to Secretary, Greater Cleveland Partnership, 1240 Huron Road East, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-1717, by 5 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017.

The GCP ballot, including the candidates for the GCP Board of Directors, is forthcoming.

CDA closes on financing for UH Rainbow Center in Midtown


Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, has closed on financing for the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children in Midtown.

CDA provided a $10 million federal and $2.5 million Ohio New Markets Tax Credit Allocation. Additional allocation was provided by Northeast Ohio Development Fund (NEODF) and PNC Bank who also served as the investor.

The newly constructed facility of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital will serve a federally designated medical/dental underserved area. Read more.

Joe Roman on WTAM

In this month’s interview, GCP President and CEO Joe Roman talks with “Wills and Snyder” host Bill Wills about what’s happening with the state budget, the boom in the number of residents living in downtown Cleveland (reaching 15,000 this summer), and actions by the county and city to fund the proposed renovation of Quicken Loans Arena.

In addition, learn about the April 22nd groundbreaking of Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail. The new section will add 30 acres of dedicated park space to Cleveland and 1.9 miles of the Trail to the completed 88 miles between Cleveland and New Philadelphia. Click to listen.

Investing in The Q boosts Cleveland’s growing hospitality industry


Last week, Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman was interviewed on “ESPN Cleveland Tonight” on ESPN 850 WKNR by host Dave Skoczen about the proposed renovation of Quicken Loans Arena.

He talks about how the expansion would have a positive impact on Cleveland’s hospitality industry—which is a steadily growing contributor to the city’s economy.

He also discusses why renovations are needed now to ensure that the 23-year-old arena can be competitive with newer facilities. Read more.

Click to listen.