Feb 17

GCP Launches Innovative Online Portal - GCP INGEAR

Industry Growth, Expansion, Attraction, Retention

CLEVELAND, February 17, 2020 – The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and its Business Growth Services Division announce the launch of GCP INGEAR, a centralized online portal providing businesses—all industries and sizes—with access to the information, resources and providers they need to grow and flourish in Greater Cleveland.

With a suite of services that includes interactive and innovative support in the areas of project management, site selection, talent, energy solutions, and public sector advocacy and coordination, INGEAR is designed to accelerate industry growth, expansion, attraction and retention efforts in the region.

INGEAR is designed to eliminate the guess work for businesses needing assistance for their growing operations. The GCP team works with business leadership to create a customized plan of action specifically designed for their unique needs—and provides personalized access and connectivity to partners and providers with the expertise best suited to address these needs.

“The INGEAR portal is a new way to connect to the many resources offered by GCP. GCP INGEAR was born out of our Forward CLE strategic plan and continues our longstanding commitment to advance the economic growth and vitality of our region,” says Joe Roman, president and CEO of Greater Cleveland Partnership. “This comprehensive services portal will provide businesses of all sizes easy access to the tools and the individualized support they need to grow, expand or relocate to Cleveland.”

The first resource of its kind in the region—GCP INGEAR enables businesses to engage in real-time, confidential communication with GCP Business Growth and Development Services team members who are at the ready to answer questions, share information and provide guidance through the site’s online live chat service.

INGEAR also gives business leaders the ability to schedule on-site business visits or consultation calls with the click of a button. Within minutes, businesses receive an appointment confirmation and are assigned a business growth services team member dedicated to their success.

Greater Cleveland’s momentum is intensifying. INGEAR highlights Cleveland’s rapidly growing neighborhoods, thriving downtown, impressive employers, rockstar workforce, and an array of projects transforming The Land from the inside out. If there was any doubt how and why businesses would be set up for success in Cleveland, INGEAR’s deep dive into the region’s robust economic development and workforce ecosystem eliminates it.

“INGEAR is focused on delivering superior access to information and service to the entire business community,” said Deb Janik, Sr. Vice President of Business Growth and Development Services. “It is designed to increase responsiveness to businesses’ unique needs, improve access to available resources, incentives and providers and—most importantly—drive growth and expansion opportunities to the region’s economic development system.”

The INGEAR portal delivers on a key component of GCP’s ForwardCLE strategic plan for 2018-2021 with significant input from GCP’s membership and business community. GCP will leverage INGEAR—and its extensive business outreach and engagement activities—to drive more attraction, expansion and investment opportunities to all its local, regional and statewide partners.

GCP is committed to helping local businesses get INGEAR so that they are positioned to grow and thrive in The Land. Visit INGEAR at gcpingear.com.

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.