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Business community focused on raising skills that responsibly raise wages

CLEVELAND—The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) Board of Directors recently voted to endorse a four-year renewal of the 15-mill operating levy that supports the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) – with 1 mill set aside for partnering with high-quality charter schools. The GCP anticipates CMSD will pursue this form of a renewal, which is not a tax increase, on the November 2016 ballot.

The GCP has been an active supporter, partner and advocate in the efforts of city leaders to improve the quality of public K-12 education within the city of Cleveland, through execution of “The Cleveland Plan.” Through the endorsement vote, the GCP and its members continue the deep engagement between the business community and the most populous school district in the region. Read more.

GCP pleased with progress on NASA Glenn budget

Cleveland—The Greater Cleveland Partnership announced today that it was pleased with Congressional action recommending strong funding for areas of the budget that impact Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center.

“We applaud our delegation for their tireless efforts to protect and grow NASA Glenn Research Center,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman. “For several years, we have had to aggressively advocate to protect and even restore NASA Glenn’s funding in the budget process.  Read more.