About the Greater Cleveland Partnership
With more than 12,000 members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is the largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation. We're focused on driving the economic vitality of our region through building a strong and thriving climate for the broad business community, including small businesses, middle-market companies and large corporations.
GCP is the unifying voice of the region’s business community and our organizational core includes our small-business division, COSE (the Council of Smaller Enterprises); Advocacy, supporting the needs and priorities of the region on behalf of our members to local, state and federal decision makers.; Talent, working with its partners in the public and private sectors to ensure that Northeast Ohio creates, attracts and retains a 21st century workforce; GCP Equity & Inclusion (formerly the Commission on Economic Inclusion), a GCP program whose focus includes creating positive, measurable outcomes in board, senior management, workforce and supplier diversity within the Northeast Ohio employer community; Business Growth Services; Real Estate, which leverages and existing assets and create new catalytic projects that stimulate further economic development through its real estate affiliate Cleveland Development Advisors; and GCP Tech, an advocate and support resource for the technology industry.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership was created in March 2004 by the consolidation of Cleveland Tomorrow, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the Greater Cleveland Roundtable and their primary affiliates— the Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition (NorTech), COSE and the Commission on Economic Inclusion.
Through this merger, the private sector is able to better allocate two of its most precious resources—dollars and committed leadership—toward creating a more vibrant economy in Northeast Ohio—as well as speak with one voice on behalf of job-and wealth-creation priorities locally, in Columbus and in Washington, D.C.
To mobilize private-sector leadership, expertise and resources to create attractive business conditions that create jobs, grow investment and improve the economic prosperity of the region.