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February

GCP launches new business model, creating united economic development strategy

Result produces stronger voice for small, mid-sized and large NEO businesses

Cleveland—The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) are working together to build an even stronger organization focused on supporting and advancing the broad business community in Northeast Ohio.

The new structure will better connect the work of COSE and GCP’s other divisions – OHTec, the Middle Market and The Commission on Economic Inclusion.

These changes are being made as Board leadership of the GCP and its affiliates continually strive to refine and maximize the voice and reach of the Greater Cleveland business community. The GCP, with stronger-than-ever financial resources, is well positioned to support this new structure. Read more.

GCP submits list of high-impact projects for funding in state’s upcoming capital bill

CLEVELAND - The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is recommending that the Ohio Legislature include financing for 11 high-impact projects in the state’s 2016-17 capital bill.

The GCP – the largest chamber of commerce in Ohio – traditionally submits its list of capital budget priorities to the legislature. Legislators have given the GCP recommendations a high priority in the crafting of past capital bills.

The 2016-17 capital bill will be drafted later this year. The 2015-2016 capital bill included over $30 million for community projects in the greater Cleveland area. Read more.