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Mayor Jackson, public-private partnership sign MOU to implement historic Community Benefits agreement

Cleveland, Ohio—Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson along with representatives from several key business, civic, labor and trade organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding Community Benefits and Inclusion.

This historic public-private agreement will help drive investment in Cleveland in a way that creates direct benefits for local residents and businesses by increasing pre-apprentice and apprenticeship training opportunities, connecting qualified local residents with job opportunities by adopting First Source Hiring, increase utilization of minority, female and locally owned business enterprises as both prime and sub-contractors, and convening a committee to monitor progress of these efforts.