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  • Celebrating a Dozen Years of Gypsy Beans!

    1/3/2019 |

    Gypsy Beans & Bakery celebrated twelve years at their location in the Gordon Square Retail District in the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood at the corner of West 65th and Detroit. Gypsy Beans was the first recipient of a new pilot program created by the Department of Economic Development 12 years ago to provide capital to start-up entrepreneurs.

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  • Paws Play, Newest Pet Care Facility in Downtown Cleveland

    1/3/2019 |

    Max & Alayna's Paws Play is Downtown Cleveland's newest doggie daycare, boarding and grooming enrichment center, located at 1277 East 12th Street in the Hamilton Garage between St. Clair and Lakeside Avenue. This doggy daycare is a premier dog service center for downtown's residents, commuters who work in the city, work for the city, as well as people visiting from out-of-town and staying in nearby hotels.

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  • RFP Opportunity for a Marketing Consultant for the Opportunity Corridor

    10/16/2018 |

    The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a qualified consultant to provide Marketing, Advertising, and Real Estate Services for the sale of City-owned land located along the Opportunity Corridor. 

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  • Economic Gardening® Program Seeks Six Stage Two Growth Companies to Participate in Free Scale-up Program

    8/24/2018 |

    MidTown Cleveland, Inc.kicks off its second year of Economic Gardening®, an economic development program, in partnership with the City of Cleveland and supported by funding from the City of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development.

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  • NEORSD Launches Green Infrastructure Grant Program

    7/3/2018 |

    The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (Sewer District) is excited to announce the release of the 2019 Green Infrastructure Grants Program for the Combined Sewer Area, Request for Proposals. The Sewer District is extending this funding opportunity for stormwater management within the combined sewer area.

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  • Technical Ceramics Giants Showcase Products for Tomorrow's Heat Treatment, Clean Power, Optical & Electronics Industries at Ceramics Expo 2018

    4/27/2018 |

    The Cleveland event runs from May 1-3, 2018 at the IX Center and promises more than ever to provide the perfect platform for world-leading innovators to showcase the results of their high-level R&D, novel technologies and ever-broadening field of applications. Wider product range and increased internationality at this year's event will see more live demos that bring advancements to life.

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  • BigMouth Donut Company —New Hingetown Location

    3/1/2018 |

    Bigmouth Donut Company, LLC is a startup donut and pastry shop in the Hingetown area of the Ohio City neighborhood owned by partners Kelly Brewer and Courtney Bonning. The storefront will be opening early 2018.

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  • First Public Square, Now Terminal Tower

    3/2/2018 |

    Terminal Tower was built in the 1930’s, and KD Tower City LLC, an affiliate of KD Management plans substantial renovation and adaptive reuse, while preserving the historic interior of the building. 

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  • Custom Fabricators - Repurposes a Cleveland Property

    3/1/2018 | Since 1956 Custom Fabricators has been a leading provider of laboratory furniture and equipment, casework & millwork and much more for university, research, healthcare, educational, commercial and industrial facilities throughout Ohio and beyond. Now they have redesigned a Cleveland building to suit their needs. Read More
  • DigitalC Anchors the New Midtown Tech Hive

    3/2/2018 | Located at 6815 Euclid Avenue near the center of the Health-Tech Corridor, Midtown Tech Hive is Cleveland’s first neighborhood innovation space dedicated to making Cleveland a thriving hub of innovation and digital inclusion. The space was first opened to the public March 1, 2018. Read More
  • Tenk Center Adds Vibrancy to West Bank of The Flats

    3/1/2018 | The property which was the former home to the Tenk Machine Tool Company on the West Bank of the Flats has now been repurpsed into a beautiful banquet hall and co-working space.
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  • Dave's Market — New East Side Grocery Located at Link59

    3/1/2018 |

    The City of Cleveland is proud to announce an incredible partnership to bring a new grocery store to east side residents. In partnership with Hemingway Development, Dave’s Supermarket will be constructing a brand new grocery store located at the corner of E 61st and Chester Avenue.

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  • Iconic Downtown Restaurant Re-Opens at New Location on East Ninth Street

    2/28/2018 |

    Sweetwater’s Café Sausalito, which closed its doors late January 2018, has re-opened in a grand new and vibrant 5,761 square foot space in the IMG Building with a new name, new menu and new look.

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  • Il Rione Pizzeria — New Pizzeria Serving Gordon Square Neighborhood

    3/1/2018 |

    Il Rione Pizzeria, LLC is a new pizzeria in the Gordon Square Neighborhood which had its grand opening December 2017 to the great anticipation of those in the neighborhood especially those transplants from New York.

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  • NRP Investments Relocates to Downtown Cleveland

    3/1/2018 | NRP Investments is a fast-growing real estate company founded in 1995 that delivers market-rate projects across dozens of states. NRP developed and constructed well over 27,000 residential units in 13 states and manages more than 100 properties-encompassing 16,000 luxury, family and senior rental units in 8 states.
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  • Ora Bell's Southern Cuisine Now Open at the West Side Market

    3/1/2018 |

    The Robinson family, consisting of Sharon, Terry and their daughter Ajhia opened up their own vendor stand late 2017, “Ora Bell’s Southern Cuisine” at the West Side Market. The family business is a tribute to Terry’s mother and her locally-renown cooking. 

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  • Request for Proposal: Warner and Swasey Redevelopment

    1/31/2018 |

    The City of Cleveland, through its Interim Director of Economic Development, is soliciting proposals for the redevelopment of the historic Warner and Swasey site located at 5701 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. The 3.1099 acre plot is located on the northwest corner of Carnegie Avenue and East 55th Street.

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  • CleanLife Energy Expands in the Hotcards Building

    11/10/2017 | CLEANLIFE® LED recently announced that it is has received a $50,000 loan from the City of Cleveland. The loan was provided by the City of Cleveland's Department of Economic Development  to help CLEANLIFE continue with its rapid growth. Read More
  • Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center Gets First Business

    11/10/2017 | The City of Cleveland is excited to welcome Ohio High Reach (aka Coast to Coast Equipment) to our community as the first company to move into the Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center. A ground breaking occurred late this summer at their new headquarters located at 4800 Ruffini Court. The company sells a fleet of job ready aerial lift construction equipment throughout the country and world. Read More
  • Brewnuts' Craft Beer Concoctions—From Passion to Production

    6/29/2016 | Shelly Fasulko and John Pippin in 2013 combined their passion for craft beer and doughnuts and developed decadent beer-based donuts and their start-up, Brewnuts. The couple has since been crafting by hand and dipping by hand this one-of-a-kind treat utilizing local craft beers and turning local elixirs into irresistible confections at their newly opened brick and mortar location in the Gordon Square Neighborhood. Read More
  • ILF Transportation Relocates Operations to Collinwood Bringing Growth and Opportunities

    10/11/2017 | Inspiring Lives Forever LLC is a female and minority-owned transportation business owned and operated by NaJeebah Shareef. Ms. Shareef was forced to relocate from Euclid, Ohio when her office was destroyed by fire. Working with the Department of Economic Development, Ms. Shareef was able to acquire, renovate, and move into 16113-17 St. Clair Avenue in the Collinwood neighborhood.  Read More
  • Ina Family 'Shawarms' Downtown Cleveland with Great Lebanese Fare

    10/10/2017 |

    Zaytoon, a new Lebanese restaurant that opened July 2017 in the Playhouse Square Theater District, is owned and operated by David Ina and his parents. Zaytoon is an immigrant-owned business and this is the family's second restaurant they've opened in downtown Cleveland. 

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  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Neighborhood Transformation Initiative

    10/12/2017 | In a collaborative effort, lead by the Department of Economic Development, the City passed legislation authorizing several programs for Mayor Jackson’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI). The Initiative has a goal of economic and racial inclusion by continuing to support private investment, stopping decline, stabilizing neighborhoods, and preparing for growth.
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  • "Nothing is Off Limits," for Terrestrial Brewing

    10/12/2017 |

    Terrestrial Brewing is a start-up brewery and taproom that leases approximately 3,000 square feet in the former Eveready Battery Co. building located at 7524 Father Frascati Drive in Cleveland. The brewery with its hints of history and views of Lake Erie has become a destination and attraction for people who enjoy hand-crafted beer. 

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  • Orlando Baking Company—5th Generation Cleveland Family Business

    11/17/2017 | Founded in Castel di Sangro, Italy in 1872 and headquartered in Cleveland since 1904, the fifth generation, family-owned Orlando Baking Company serves a nationwide retail and foodservice market from its 400+ employee bakery in Cleveland, Ohio.   Read More
  • RFP: Mixed-Use Development Plan for East 105th Street Development Site

    9/22/2017 | As part of Mayor Jackson’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, the City of Cleveland is soliciting proposals for the redevelopment of the vacant land located between 1370 – 1414 East 105th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. The 1.21 acre plot is located on the northwest corner of Ashbury Avenue and E. 105th Street.  Read More
  • Rose of Sharon Barber Salon —Beautifying the Face of Cleveland

    10/10/2017 |

    The Rose of Sharon Barber Salon, LLC is a thriving female, minority-owned business located at 8231 Cedar Avenue since 2011. The 1,200 sq. ft. retail space is located in the Fairfax neighborhood adjacent to Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor. This project is a direct result of the Greater University Circle Initiative’s on-going efforts to increase lending to minorities in the Greater University Circle neighborhoods. 

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  • Small Businesses Get a Boost From City's SBA Muni Program

    6/29/2017 | Through the SBA MUNI Grant Program, the City of Cleveland assisted Haynes Firestone to purchase an automobile lift and vehicle alignment equipment while helping to offset the grantees 25% equity requirement for an SBA loan.  Read More
  • Economic Gardening Program Assists Cleveland Businesses to Scale-Up

    6/21/2017 | City of Cleveland, in partnership with MidTown Cleveland, Inc.announces a new economic development program—Economic Gardening, in order to assist the growth of local businesses.
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  • FRONT Contemporary Art International—A Triennial Art Exhibit

    6/14/2017 | In the summer of 2018, the FRONT Exhibition Corporation will launch the FRONT Contemporary Art International, a city-wide celebration of contemporary art for a unique and engaging experience. Cleveland has a long history for support of the arts, however we have not had an event like this that can drive tourists and visitors to our city.
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  • Noble Beast Brewing Co—Cleveland Native Opens Latest Local Craft Brewery

    5/25/2017 |

    Noble Beast Brewing, a new local craft ale brewery and taproom held its grand opening Saturday, May 27th. The brewery is located in Downtown Cleveland that repurposed a previously shuttered 4,800 square-foot, light industrial building at 1468 Lakeside Avenue directly across from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Noble Beast was also listed as one of Cleveland's top 2017 restaurants by Thrillist.

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  • RelateCare Launches First US Patient Coordination Center in Cleveland

    5/31/2017 | RelateCare, an Irish-American healthcare consultancy and outsourcing organization, has officially launched its first US state-of-the-art Patient Coordination Center in Cleveland. Operational since December 2016, the Center is already home to over 30 clinical and administrative staff who are providing patient access and patient engagement services to several leading U.S. health systems. Read More
  • Sikora Law LLC Relocates to Downtown Cleveland

    5/31/2017 |

    Sikora Law has joined the trend of businesses moving back to Downtown Cleveland. In December 2016, the real estate law firm relocated their Northern Ohio offices from Mentor to 737 Bolivar Road in Downtown Cleveland.

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  • Think Cavotta's Garden Center for Mother's Day and Every Day!

    5/9/2017 |

    Cavotta’s Garden Center ushers in a new year for the urban and home gardener and is now open for the season.  Angela Cavotta is the owner of the family owned Cavotta’s Garden Center and Market Garden located at 19603 Nottingham Road which has been in business for over 80 years.

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  • Highly Anticipated Small-Batch Meat Store, Saucisson, Now Open!

    3/17/2017 | Everyone was eagerly anticipating the 'lady butchers,’ Penny Barend and Melissa Khoury’s grand opening and on Thursday March 16, it took place at their new retail/wholesale butcher shop, Saucisson, located at 5322 Fleet Avenue in the old Jaworski’s Meat Market. Read More
  • Collinwood Neighborhood Offers Free Business Advisory Sessions

    3/3/2017 |

    The Collinwood Neighborhood is offering their Neighborhood G.R.O.W.S. program —
    a free 4-week series combining the impact of an intensive business development and management course with the personalized attention and detail of one-on-one business counseling sessions to meet the needs of neighborhood-based retail businesses. Check out the schedule of classes here. 

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  • Key OEMs Head to Cleveland for Major Manufacturing Exhibition

    3/7/2017 |

    Opening in just under two months’ time (April 25-27, 2017) is the much-anticipated Ceramics Expo – a free-to-attend exhibition and conference of what’s new in the world of manufacturing and engineering for ceramic technologies and materials. Whichever angle you come at the subject from, this established, dynamic, and all-inclusive event will have something to catch your attention.

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  • The Inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition

    2/1/2017 |

    The Medical Capital Innovation Competition—All Things Data in Healthcare—will be a two-day event to be held in the HIMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Health Innovation, Cleveland, OH, April 25-27, 2017. The Medical Capital Innovation Competition is open to and encourages participation from professional and collegiate teams. $100,000 in prizes, mentoring, and access to business advisors, including world-class healthcare systems and collaborators, will be awarded. 

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  • AKA Team Construction Management Inc's Cleveland Expansion

    2/9/2017 |

    AKA Team Construction Management Inc. is a full service, minority, female-owned commercial construction and facilities company that partners with its Northeast Ohio client base to provide collaborative management and construction services. the City of Cleveland assisted their expansion with an SBA Municipal Small Business Program Grant.

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  • Ten Tips to Starting Your Own Business

    2/8/2017 | Did one of your New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 involve having  a great idea and wanting to start a business but don’t know what to do next? Here at the City of Cleveland, Department of Economic Development we want to help you with that endeavor. Reading through these tips will help get the ball rolling. 
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  • Gypsy Brewery-Assisting Cleveland's Craft Beverage Brewers

    1/12/2017 |

    The Gypsy Brewery LLC is a production brewery facility which recently opened at 3506 Vega Avenue in Cleveland. The brewery has been producing, kegging and canning for the Platform Beer Co., a related business. After signing contracts to produce with outside brewers, the facility was operating at equipment capacity and needed additional brewing equipment in order to meet increasing demand for their own beer production. 

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  • Bearded Brew– Advancing Cleveland’s Maker Movement

    1/10/2017 | Bearded Brew, LLC is a Cleveland based Kombucha brewery that offers an adventure in health. Kombucha is non-alcoholic beverage using traditional fermentation methods. Owners, Aaron and Mary Powell proudly use locally sourced non-gmo and organic ingredients to make this unique drink. Read More
  • Braden Sutphin Ink Co –Committed to Cleveland Over 100 Years

    1/11/2017 | Established in 1913, Braden Sutphin Ink Co is the oldest privately owned ink company in the U.S. The company has come a long way from its beginnings with Jim Braden starting out as a letterpress ink specialist on the 5th floor of the Vulcan building on St. Clair in Cleveland more than a century ago. The Company is dedicated to staying in Cleveland for 100 years more. 
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  • BrightEdge–Growing Cleveland's IT Industry

    1/9/2017 | BrightEdge, a minority-owned software technology company, started in 2007 in San Mateo, California. The growing small technology business rang in the New Year with a brand new office space in the historical Terminal Tower. The award-winning business will celebrate its grand opening on January 11, 2017. Read More
  • CapitalWorks–Private Equity Firm Relocates to Downtown Cleveland

    1/10/2017 | CapitalWorks LLC is moving its offices from the eastern suburb of Beachwood, OH to downtown Cleveland.  The private equity firm will relocate a staff of 12 to the Oswald Centre located at 1100 Superior Avenue. Read More
  • Eagerly Anticipating The Butcher Ladies of Fleet Avenue

    1/10/2017 |

    Everyone is eagerly anticipating the 'lady butchers’, Penny Barend and Melissa Khoury’s grand opening early 2017 at their new retail/wholesale butcher shop, Saucisson, located at 5322 Fleet Avenue in the old Jaworski’s Meat Market. 

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  • IRx Reminder, LLC - Start Up Alligns with Health-Tech Corridor

    1/10/2017 |

    iRx Reminder, LLC is a Cleveland based IT company founded in 2009 in Akron but has since relocated to Cleveland in MAGNET's incubator space at 1768 East 25th Street located in Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor. 

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  • Worthington Yards by Dalad Group–Expanding Cleveland's Downtown Residences

    1/9/2017 |

    Founded in 1947, the Dalad Group has been an innovative developer of office, industrial and retail space throughout the region.  This real estate company has recently begun the demolition phase of restoring five, 100-year-old buildings in the Warehouse District that have been vacant for over 30 years.

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  • Director Tracey Departs the Department of Economic Development

    1/9/2017 |

    Director Tracey Nichols announced that she will retire after serving 33 years in public service and with the last 9 years leading the Department of Economic Development. 

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  • Working Class Brewery – Cleveland's Newest Micro-Brewery & Taproom

    1/9/2017 | Working Class Brewery will be Cleveland’s newest micro-brewery and taproom when it opens in the City’s Kamm’s Corner neighborhood in the Spring of 2017, filling a vacant storefront while bringing jobs and foot-traffic to the neighborhood.
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  • Case Western Reserve University Showcases Student and Alumni Startups with 10 Booths at CES 2017

    1/6/2017 | Case Western Reserve University, one of the nation’s leading private research institutions, host 10 booths at CES 2017 showcasing student, faculty and alumni tech start-ups. Read More
  • Bring Your Appetite to Cleveland's Newest Restaurant–"Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles"

    12/22/2016 | Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles had their grand opening last week in downtown Cleveland! This is a hot location not only for popular “good, Southern-style down-home cooking” but for the jazz music that plays on Friday’s and Saturday’s as well. Read More
  • Old Brooklyn Cheese Company Opens its Doors

    12/22/2016 | Over 400 people on December 17th, 2016 crowded into Old Brooklyn Cheese Company's newly renovated shop to taste, sample and fill their bags with delicious cheeses.  Read More
  • New Capital Access Fund — Building Inclusion into Community Wealth

    12/9/2016 |

    New Capital Access Fund  an historic initiative launched earlier this month, is another example of how the City of Cleveland through collaboration is building inclusion into community wealth.

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  • 'Keep It Local Cleveland' Announces Annual Winter Market

    11/18/2016 | Get into the holiday spirit on Saturday, November 26, from 11 am – 8 pm, during Keep It Local Cleveland’s Winter Market, part of Small Business Saturday and Downtown Cleveland’s 2016 WinterFest. Winter Market celebrates both the beginning of the holiday season and the benefits of shopping local. Read More
  • Five Reasons to Shop Local this Holiday Season

    11/25/2016 |

    Winterfest 2016 not only celebrates the season but also the benefits of shopping locally. Why buy local?  We can give you our TOP five reasons:

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  • Oatey Company— 100th Anniversary and Grand Opening

    10/13/2016 | On, October 11th, 2016, Oatey Company celebrated their 100 year anniversary with a ribbon cutting— for the completion of their new headquarters. Read More
  • Bringing High-Tech to Downtown—BrightEdge Expands in 2016

    10/5/2016 | BrightEdge may have started at a kitchen table in 2007, but this minority-owned software technology company has grown into an award-winning business with over 1,300 clients across the globe. One of BrightEdge’s newest offices is based in Cleveland. Read More
  • GoodEarth LLC —A Fresh Food Initiative

    10/5/2016 |

    GoodEarth, LLC owned and operated by Jeanette Toms, has expanded its gardening operations with the assistance of the Gardening for Greenbacks Program. The urban garden, located at 9600 Madison Avenue, grows produce that is sold at local restaurants, farmers markets, and now at a new farm stand on site.

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  • How to Never Give Up with Style

    10/5/2016 |

    Diane Linston had a dream. She wanted to be a successful fashion designer. Over the years she’s faced serious obstacles but has never given up. In 1999, Diane started Styles of Imagination, LLC,  an African American owned wholesale manufacturing company engaged in the production of quality fabrics to create beautiful garments.

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  • Masthead—Brewing Excitement for Locally Crafted Beers

    10/5/2016 | Construction is underway at 1261 Superior Avenue East for a new craft brewery, Masthead Brewing Company. In May 2016, Michael Pelechaty, Frank Luther and Matt Slife announced plans to open a 16,000 square foot craft brewery and taproom that will produce American and Belgian craft beer on-site. Read More
  • MedWish International - Saving Lives and the Environment

    10/5/2016 | MedWish International—founded in 1993—is a Cleveland-based nonprofit that saves lives and the environment by recovering and repurposing usable medical surplus. MedWish collects unused or unwanted supplies from local health care systems and in turn uses those supplies to provide humanitarian aid to those in need in developing countries. Read More
  • Variety Theatre - Winner of "This Place Matters" Contest

    10/4/2016 | On September 24th after years of efforts by neighborhood advocates and the local Councilwoman—Dona Brady (who grew up in the neighborhood), the historic Variety Theatre was once again lit up in all its glory.   Read More
  • CleanLife Energy Expands into Cleveland's Hotcards Building

    9/23/2016 |

    CleanLife Energy, after searching for a location to expand in a  neighborhood that fosters innovation and with the ability to attract young talent and support their future growth, finally selected the City of Cleveland to relocate their operations.

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  • Old Brooklyn Cheese Co.— "A brick-and-mortar where people can loiter and learn."

    9/23/2016 |

    Old Brooklyn Cheese Company LLC will open in early fall, a retail store specializing in artisanal local and regional cheeses including cheeses produced in-house. The brick and mortar store will be located at 4138 Pearl Road, Cleveland, OH 44109 in the Old Brooklyn Neighborhood and Michael Januska is the sole owner and creator.

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  • The Profound & Historic Renovation of Playhouse Square's Ohio Theatre

    9/22/2016 |

    The nationally admired revival of the City of Cleveland’s theater district continues with the latest profound historic renovation of the Ohio Theater’s Lobby.

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  • First Annual "Downtown Days" Week-long Event Commences with Peddlers' Parade

    9/9/2016 |

    Downtown Cleveland Alliance and partners plan a week of more than 30 community-building events catered to Downtown residents that spotlights the City's assets.

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  • Collinwood’s Historic LaSalle Theater Renovation Breaks Ground

    8/9/2016 |

    The historic LaSalle Theater will once again come to life with the kickoff of its groundbreaking construction. Celebrating this huge accomplishment, Northeast Shores Development Corporation hosted today a ceremony that commemorates the $4.0 million project.

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  • IBM Says Cleveland is a Great Place to do Business

    8/12/2016 |

    City of Cleveland approves financing package to keep IBM Company, Explorys, in City by constructing new headquarters next to Cleveland Clinic in the Opportunity Corridor.

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  • Pride in the CLE to Bring Thousands to Downtown Cleveland this Saturday

    8/10/2016 |

    After Cleveland Pride, Inc. announced the abrupt cancellation of the 2016 Cleveland Pride Parade the LGBTQ+ community came together to organize an alternative event open to the public called Pride in the CLE taking place this Saturday, August 13th  at Public Square in Downtown Cleveland. 

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  • Sales Tax Holiday — Friday August 5th - Sunday August 7th

    8/4/2016 | Clevelanders have had many reasons to celebrate this year and now we are getting a sales tax "holiday" for back-to-school shopping! Read More
  • Alley Cat Oyster Bar—Hottest Restaurants in America 2016

    7/12/2016 | Alley Cat Oyster Bar is part of the newly developed East Bank of the Flats and is considered to be the flagship restaurant for the Flats East Bank development. Chef Zachary Bruell teamed up with the Cantanese brothers of Cantanese Classic Seafood to open his 10th restaurant in the City of Cleveland. Read More
  • Cleveland’s Booming Data Center Business

    7/20/2016 |

    Data Centers are a booming business in the Cleveland area. Where once Cleveland’s economy was soley based on manufacturing, the city has begun to successfully diversity its economy to take advantage of the internet age. Railroads, the superhighways of the 19th and early 20th centuries, have proven to be the ideal conduit for routing fiber optic cable.

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  • Great Lakes Science Center to visit two City of Cleveland Rec Centers during RNC

    7/21/2016 |

    Neighborhood kids and families are invited to drop-in at the Cudell or Collinwood Recreation Center from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 for a series of fun activities, programs and demonstrations presented by Great Lakes Science Center.

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  • RNC Engages Local Minority Businesses to Sell at Pop-Up Shop

    7/19/2016 |

    The Urban League of Greater Cleveland a community based nonprofit organization, established in 1917, in conjunction with 11 local minority business clients, will offer goods to the 50,000 attendees during the 4 days of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on the corner of E.4th & Prospect across the street from the Q Arena.

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  • Bialosky + Partners Choose Health-Tech Corridor for the HealthLine

    7/12/2016 |

    Bialosky and Partners, an award-winning architectural and design firm, relocated to 6555 Carnegie Avenue in the  Midtown neighborhood of Cleveland. Established in 1957 by Jack Bialosky, Bialosky has grown from one drafting table into a multigenerational nationally recognized firm.

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  • Fostering Entrepreneurship Through Mobile Food Trucks

    7/8/2016 |

    In 2010, the City of Cleveland embarked on a mission to overhaul the City’s outdated legislation to allow the operation of food trucks in the City while streamlining the approval process. Previously legislation only allowed hot dog vendors in Cleveland and food trucks were only allowed to operate during special events with a special event permit. The project involved the collaboration of multiple City departments.

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  • INTER|URBAN Art Blitz Uplifts RTA Red Line

    7/11/2016 |

    19 artists chosen for the Land Studio INTER|URBAN project including nine from Cleveland.descended on the City the first week in June to create a dozen new large-scale outdoor art installations along the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Red Line. “It will be literally uplifting,“ said curator Fred Bidwell of Peter Larson’s work, one of the artists chosen for the Red Line Installation.

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  • StreamLink Software Poised for Growth

    7/11/2016 |

    StreamLink Software, Inc is a 7-year old company specializing in grant management software for nonprofit organizations and the public sector and is poised for high growth over the next 18 months. Over the last three years, StreamLink’s revenue has grown 93 percent.

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  • Tech Elevator : Feeding the IT Pipeline

    7/22/2016 |

    Tech Elevator is a Cleveland-based coding Bootcamp that offers a 14-week immersive program teaching the foundational skills of software development. The school operates currently on the second floor of the Health-Tech Corridor’s Baker Electric Building.

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  • The King James Effect—And the Impact of Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers on the City

    7/11/2016 |

    Fresh off a successful championship run, breaking Cleveland’s long-standing championship drought, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team’s leader Lebron James and its owner, Dan Gilbert are being shown just how much they matter to the City. Following the championship win on June 22nd, 2016, Cleveland, a city with a population of 396,800, welcomed over 1 million adoring sports fan who showed up on a weekday to celebrate at the Cavs’s epic victory parade celebration.  

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  • Drawing from the Strength of Family and the SBA Muni Program—Strawbridge Memorial Chapel

    7/5/2016 | Strawbridge Memorial Chapel began as a small funeral home that has experienced a great deal of growth within that last few years, and has outgrown its current space. The family-owned business then acquired a building located at 3934 Lee Road that allowed for an additional 15,000 square feet of space. The City assisted with this acquisition by filling a financing gap through the SBA Municipal Small Business Initiative Program. Read More
  • Health-Tech Corridor Adds CMC Pharmaceuticals

    7/6/2016 | CMC Pharmaceuticals Inc., led by Mike Radomsky, has recently located to the Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor (“HTC”). CMC Pharmaceuticals Inc., (“CMC”)  is a research and development, consulting, and lab services company with broad expertise in the chemistry, manufacturing and controls aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Read More
  • Welcome to Bloom Bakery Where,"Creating Jobs is their Secret Ingredient."

    6/28/2016 | Bloom Artisan Bakery & Café is a public benefit corporation owned by Towards Employment, Inc. Their mission is to train and place individuals with barriers to employment into full-time employment with Bloom Bakery, a new artisan downtown bakery which sells fresh baked breads and pastries. Read More
  • New $2 Million Business Investment & Attraction Fund—Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor

    6/24/2016 |

    Health-Tech Corridor is investing $2 Million in eligible businesses relocating to this health-tech and high-tech business district.

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  • IEDC Examines Reshoring—Finding Plenty of Reasons to Support Bringing Industry Back to the U.S.

    6/14/2016 |

    The International Economic Development Council examines manufacturing reshoring and finds plenty of reasons to support bringing industry and good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. —for the last year IEDC has been working on an EDA Grant to spur the growth of reshoring. 

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  • Ignite Your Potential at this Year's WMC Fest7—A Maker Event

    6/17/2016 | “Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is the premier design and entrepreneurship conference in the Midwest. Each year, working class creatives get together in Cleveland to talk shop, share their stories, and get inspired” – Go Media. Read More
  • US Labor Secy Perez & Cuyahoga County Exec Budish Visit Great Lakes Towing Co—Discuss Success of Workforce Training Programs

    6/13/2016 | U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez traveled to Cleveland on Monday, June 6, to meet with Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Chairman Ronald Rasmus of The Great Lakes Towing Company and members of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board to discuss the crucial role that sector strategic partnerships play in equipping workers with the skills they need to compete in today’s labor market.  Read More
  • Cultivating Cleveland’s Small Business Community

    5/6/2016 |

    On April 27th, JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland Program brought together 11 entrepreneurs and businesses to compete in the Pitch Your Business Competition. To kick-off the competition, the competitors were addressed by Mayor Frank Jackson, who stressed the importance of cultivating small businesses for the health of the City.

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  • Innovation, Invention and Ingenuity Return to Cleveland’s IX Center from April 26-28 as Ceramics Expo 2016

    4/25/2016 | Innovation, invention and ingenuity return to Cleveland’s IX Center from April 26-28 as Ceramics Expo 2016 makes its return to the North Coast. Read More
  • Port of Cleveland Provides Great Lakes with the Only Scheduled Maritime Access to Europe

    4/20/2016 | The Port of Cleveland is looking forward to another year of dynamic growth in 2016 as it continues to operate as the only international seaport — Cleveland is the only Great Lakes city in the Midwest providing direct container shipping from Cleveland to Europe. Read More
  • JumpStart's Core City: Cleveland Program

    4/14/2016 |

    Dressing the kids for school has turned into a business. Eduwear, founded by Nikki Mace and Michele Porter, incorporates educational concepts into a child’s clothing. The clothing is designed to engage a child and parent through interactive patches to focus on the child’s intellectual, social, and emotional development. Nikki Mace recently sat down with JumpStart to discuss their experience so far with JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland Program and hurdles faced in launching a business. 

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  • Branding Cleveland through its Waterfront

    4/4/2016 | Tapping the Potential of Cleveland's Waterfront: Tamara Door, President & CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership visiting Cleveland, offered us a unique perspective at the Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s 2016 State of Downtown on how and why Cleveland’s Waterfront should be a central focus of Cleveland’s brand: Read More
  • Ceramics Expo-April 26-28th at Cleveland's IX Center

    4/13/2016 | Ceramics Expo 2016, a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing tradeshow for ceramics materials and technologies is taking place at the IX Center April 26-28 and is anticipated to double in size this year. 
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  • NASA's Publication Spinoff Highlights Technology Transfer Projects

    4/14/2016 | Each year NASA issues a publication, Spinoff, highlighting NASA technologies that are benefiting life on Earth in the form of commercial products.  2,000 spinoffs have been profiled since the publication began in 1976 — In celebration of Spinoff’s 40th year of publication, NASA assembled 40 of the spinoffs that have had the greatest impact on society. Read More
  • Request for Proposals - Welcome Signage for RNC 2016

    3/24/2016 |

    The Republican National Convention 2016 Host Committee has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for temporary welcome signage that includes street pole banners, building banners and storefront enhancements. 

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  • City of Cleveland Strikes Back —Challenges ‘Distressed Communities’ Study

    3/7/2016 | A recent article in the New York Times referenced a report by the Economic Innovation Group that named the City of Cleveland as the most “distressed” large city in America. We the people of Cleveland respectfully disagree. Data can be manipulated any such way, but to understand our city, one must not just sit behind a computer with cold, blind facts. To help provide context to some of the EIG’s data sets, here is the City of Cleveland’s analysis on what is happening on the ground, the real comeback story of Cleveland. Read More
  • Abeona Therapeutics —Newest Addition to Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor

    1/26/2016 | Abeona Therapeutics is the newest addition to the developing cluster of high tech and health tech companies locating in Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor. Abeona is focused on developing and delivering gene therapy and plasma-based products for severe and life-threatening rare diseases.  Read More
  • Geiger’s —Open for Business in Downtown Cleveland

    1/27/2016 | Geiger’s is a long-standing, family-owned retail business that has operated since 1932. Geiger’s, currently located in both Lakewood and Chagrin Falls and now with a third location in downtown Cleveland, sells casual apparel, as well as technical gear for snow sports, hiking, and travel adventuring for men, women and children. Read More
  • CLE Ceramics Expo2016 - Largest Dedicated Ceramics Manufacturing Tradeshow in North America

    2/8/2016 |

    Taking place April 26-28, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio, Ceramics Expo is the largest dedicated ceramics manufacturing tradeshow in North America. The Expo is a commercial tradeshow for all raw materials, equipment, machinery and technology used within the ceramic manufacturing supply chain.

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  • Cleveland 2015 – A Year in Review

    2/5/2016 |

    2015 was a banner year for how “the outside world views the City of Cleveland and the media attention it’s garnered,” WKYC recently noted. Cleveland appeared on multiple “best-places-to-visit” or “trendy” lists in prestige outlets like Travel and Leisure, the New York Timesthe Los Angeles Times and Buzzfeed. However, our recognition did not come easy. Hard work was performed by multiple groups and as a result of their hard work and collaboration the city and its leaders have been recognized with multiple awards. Below is a resume of the city’s and its leaders’ recent laurels for which we all can be proud.


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  • Former Board of Education Building Repurposed into Boutique Hotel

    2/5/2016 | The Drury Plaza Hotel Downtown Cleveland is expected to open in the spring of 2016 at 1380 E. 6th Street, in the former historic Cleveland Metropolitan School District building. The Hotel will be the first Drury-branded hotel in Cleveland. Read More
  • JumpStart, Inc.— Health-Tech Corridor Attraction Fund

    2/1/2016 | For the first time ever, the City, Cleveland Foundation and several Health-Tech Corridor developers provided $1Million in funds to be matched by the state’s Third Frontier fund, on a one-to-one basis, creating the $2 Million Health-Tech Corridor Attraction Fund, as part of JumpStart, Inc.’s Evergreen Fund. The City contributed $200,000 of the $1 Million in funds to be matched. Read More
  • Small Business Initiative - Partner Funding

    2/8/2016 |

    The Department of Economic Development utilizes and partners with many organizations to provide funding to our Cleveland area small businesses as well as to provide them with technical support. Read more about the organizations that support our entrepreneurial system. 

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  • StartMart Starts Smart in Cleveland's Tower City

    2/5/2016 | StartMart opened its doors in September 2015 in the 35,000 sq. ft. second floor of the Terminal Tower located in Downtown Cleveland as an entrepreneurial hub for the City’s startup community. By providing entrepreneurs and startups low cost co-working space and flexible arrangements for office space, StartMart centralizes the workspace of entrepreneurs. Read More
  • Think[box] @CWRU—The Workshop for Innovation and Collaboration

    1/6/2016 |

    Think[box] is a maker space —a $35M project, is one of the largest university-based innovation centers in the world. Think[box] is located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.   In October 2015, the maker space officially moved into a larger home in the former Lincoln Storage Building located at 11201 Cedar Avenue.   Open free to the campus and public, the workshop for innovation and collaboration includes a total  seven stories and 50,000 square feet of space for generating ideas to starting a business.

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  • TRANSIT VILLAGE—Tax Sharing Agreement and Boundary Adjustment with the City of Shaker Heights

    2/8/2016 | This year, the City of Cleveland and the City of Shaker Heights adjusted the municipal boundary line separating them to transfer 8 parcels, which constitute approximately 2.3 acres, from Cleveland to Shaker Heights. The City of Shaker Heights owns the parcels, and they have long sat vacant and previously did not generate tax revenue. Read More
  • Ushabu - New Japanese Restaurant for Tremont

    1/6/2016 |

    Ushabu is a new Japanese restaurant slated to open at 2173 Professor Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood in early 2016. The restaurant will serve shabu-shabu, a Japanese style of dining similar to fondue, which features hotpots at the table for patrons to cook their own fresh meat, seafood and vegetables in a selected style of broth, all accompanied by a variety of dipping sauces. 

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  • Asurint - A Fast Growth Company that Agrees, Cleveland Rocks

    1/5/2016 |

    Asurint, a growing technology-based company, is the developer and designer of an integrated system of background screening products including technology used in drug testing that serve public and private corporations. The growing 12-year old company outgrew their 12,000 sq. ft. of space at 1501 Euclid Avenue in the Playhouse Square District and started looking around for a new location.

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  • Cleveland Gets Recognition as a Start-Up Hub

    12/15/2015 | A recently released report lists Cleveland as one of the best cities to found a company outside Silicon Valley and New York. Our investment in building a central hub for entrepreneurs has really paid off. Cleveland —as a startup hub, is finally receiving the recognition it deserves.
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  • Ohio Entrepreneur and Distinguished Philanthropist Ronald G. Harrington to Receive 2016 Horatio Alger Award

    12/28/2015 |

    Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., today announced that Ronald G. Harrington, chairman, BioMotiv/Harrington Project, has been selected for membership in the prestigious organization. Mr. Harrington joins 12 other accomplished business and civic leaders from across North America in receiving this honor in 2016. Since its establishment in 1947, the Horatio Alger Award has been bestowed annually upon recognized leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversity and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education

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  • The Global Center for Health Innovation presents “Innovations in Health & Wellness: The Food Revolution

    12/16/2015 |

    The Global Center for Health Innovation presents “Voices,” an event series bringing together the voices of present and future innovators in healthcare, business and technology. Attend “Innovations in Health & Wellness: The Food Revolution,” to discover the deeper meaning of healthy eating and living.


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  • The Global Center for Health Innovation Welcomes Siemens Healthcare To Its Collaborative Community

    12/7/2015 |

    Siemens Healthcare, U.S. has relocated its central zone headquarters from Pittsburgh, PA to the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio. Now Siemens is closer to their most significant research partners; Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, and The Cleveland Clinic – all of whom are also tenant-partners of the Global Center.

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  • Shop Small, Shop Local—Holiday Shopping on Small Business Saturday Nov 28th

    11/24/2015 |

    This weekend’s Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28) is the small business event of the year. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is the day that all of America will be honoring small businesses.  The Department of Economic Development is encouraging you to shop small and shop local—when you shop local, you keep dollars in our economy and our community.

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  • City of Cleveland Noted for Embracing Policies and Programs to Build Community Wealth

    11/16/2015 |

    No city can truly be successful unless all of its citizens share in the economy. Economic inclusion is an important cornerstone to reaching these goals. The City of Cleveland has been recognized in Democracy Collaborative's Cities Building Community Wealth report along with many other communities that are pushing to bring these efforts to scale.

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  • International Economic Development Council Elects Nichols as New Board Member for Two-Year Term

    10/16/2015 |

    The Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Tracey Nichols, Director of Economic Development for the City of Cleveland to its Board of Directors for a two-year term. The appointment was announced at the IEDC's 2015 Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska in October.

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  • What's Great About Cleveland Reference Cards

    12/9/2015 |

    Local residents of northeast ohio may not be familiar with all the good news about our region. Here's a list of superlatives that you can "walk around with" and spread the word about great things happening in Cleveland.  Ever at a social event where someone is dissing our town?  Here's lots of items to respond with!

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  • MidTown Cleveland and the Health-Tech Corridor Representatives Celebrate Bridge Improvement

    11/12/2015 |

    The MidTown Cleveland and the Health-Tech Corridor held a celebration event for the completion of the bridge painting project at East 55th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.  The bridge features a design representative of the innovative health-tech and high-tech businesses in the Health-Tech Corridor and in MidTown Cleveland.  This project transformed a formerly unsightly railroad bridge into an iconic work of public art that reflects the new vibrancy and energy of MidTown Cleveland and the Health Tech Corridor.  

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  • Port of Cleveland Receives Pacesetter Award for “Exceptional Growth” in International Trade

    10/22/2015 |

    The Port of Cleveland was presented with a Robert J. Lewis 2014 Pacesetter award by the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) at its October monthly board meeting. The Pacesetter award recognizes the dramatic growth in international cargo, generated by the Port’s Cleveland Europe Express (CEE) liner service and its traditional line of non-containerized steel cargo. 

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  • Celebrating 20-years of Cleveland's Brownfield Successes

    10/8/2015 | A short video describing the 20-year history of the U.S. EPA's Brownfields Program featuring the City of Cleveland's Brownfield successes and including interviews with EPA and state officials. Read More
  • Developers' Showcase Presented by NAIOP Northern Ohio at Music Box Supper Club

    10/6/2015 | With 170 registrants and 14 civic and developer exhibitors including the City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development, the NAIOP Developers' Showcase was an outstanding event that highlighted Northeast Ohio's development strengths and weaknesses as critiqued by national site selectors. Read More
  • Flats East Bank Celebrates Opening of Phase II with Official Ribbon Cutting

    10/5/2015 | An official ribbon cutting celebration took place on Thursday, October 1st for the Flats East Bank which is near completion of Phase II with multiple new businesses opening in the past month.  Read More
  • International Visitor Leadership Program: WEAmericas Program for Women Entrepreneurs

    9/30/2015 |
    The WEAMERICAS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS  was established at the 2012 Summit of the Americas.  This year, the US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program focused on ways to expand social and economic opportunities for women in support of this effort.  The State Department selected Cleveland as one of the stops for a 20 day learning program. Five international female business owners and executives visited Director Tracey Nichols to ask questions and share ideas around topics including neighborhood development strategies and creating an ecosystem of innovation within a city.
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  • "Make it in Cleveland" and the Rising of the Creative Class

    8/7/2015 |

    Cleveland is currently on fire and we have the maker movement partly to blame.  Long the place where things are “Made in America,” Cleveland is embracing its Rust Belt roots and is booming again. While many of our companies are engaged in high-tech manufacturing, there is resurgence here in the industrial heartland of America to make things by hand and by heart. 

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  • City of Cleveland Sponsors Weapons of Mass Creation Fest

    8/26/2015 |

    The Department of Economic Development was a proud sponsor of Go Media’s 6th Annual Weapons of Mass Creation event at the Allen Theatre this past August 7th through 9th.
    “WMC is the premier design and entrepreneurship conference in the Midwest. Each year, working class creatives get together to talk shop, share their stories, and get inspired” – Go Media.

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  • New Fire Safety Rating May Save Money For Your Business

    8/26/2015 | This past June, The Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) announced the City of Cleveland, previously a Class 3, is now rated a Class 2, effective October 1, 2015. As a result, companies may be eligible for a reduction in their property insurance costs. Read More
  • Economic Development Assists Recess's Creative Growth

    9/1/2015 | Recess Creative is a 5½ year old digital advertising and integrated marketing agency currently based in the Warehouse District in Downtown Cleveland. Founded in 2009, the small business’s growth has led them to seek City financing through our Municipal Small Business Initiative Program for expansion assistance. Having outgrown their current 3,800 sq. ft. space, Recess Creative is currently in the process of expanding and absorbing 2,000 additional sq. ft. of adjacent vacant space in order to have some more space to work, grow and play. Read More
  • Lighting Up the Network of Tomorrow, Now

    8/28/2015 | Cleveland. 4th Quarter 2015. 100 Gigs. OneCommunity will be lighting up the first and only commercially available 100 Gigabit fiber network in the country. The network will traverse and span the 1,600 acre 3-mile Health-Tech Corridor, home to Cleveland’s accelerating high-tech community, and further position Cleveland as a Smart City.  Read More
  • Little Italy-University Circle Gets New Modern RTA Station

    9/3/2015 |

    On August 11th, 2015, University Circle and Little Italy neighborhoods were outfitted with a brand-new, $15.6 million RTA rapid transit station. The Station was designed by City Architecture and includes artistic lighting, reuse of an old vault, artistic poetry, flooring, chandelier sculpture elements, ADA accessibility features, new concrete sidewalks, landscaping, and bridge repairs.  

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  • New American Business Boot Camp

    9/4/2015 | The White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders visited the City of Cleveland on August 20, 2015 to hold a New American Business Boot Camp for our City’s immigrant community. Read More
  • New Funding Opportunity: The Energy Loan Fund

    8/7/2015 |

    Please be aware of this funding opportunity: The Energy Loan Fund. The Energy Loan Fund is a program that provides low-cost financing to small businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, and public entities for energy improvements that reduce energy usage and associated costs, reduce fossil fuel emissions, and/or create or retain jobs. 

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  • New Storefront for a Seasoned Downtown Deli

    8/27/2015 | Al’s Deli has served breakfast and lunch to its downtown clientele at 55 Erieview Plaza since 2005. Albert and Ghada Ina, both immigrants from Lebanon, started up their deli which was tucked away in a padestrian alleyway. Downtown Cleveland’s recent resurgence inspired Albert and Ghada to also transform Al’s Deli. In August of 2014, Al’s Deli was shuttered and relocated to its new high-visibility and prime location at 1717 East 9th Street. Read More
  • Restore Cold Pressed Feeds the Organic Trend

    9/1/2015 | Organic, health-focused, cold-pressed juice cafés are popping up in trendy neighborhoods around the country – and now also in downtown Cleveland. In May, Restore Cold Pressed opened at 1001 Huron Road, in the Playhouse Square district. Read More
  • Sales Tax Holiday - August 2015!

    7/28/2015 |

    Clevelanders have had many reasons to celebrate this year and now we are getting a sales tax "holiday" for back-to-school shopping!

    For the first time in Ohio there will be a three-day sales tax holiday in August 2015. A one-time event commencing on Friday, August 7, 2015 12:01 a.m. and ending on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11:59p.m.

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  • Big Data Analytics will Transform the Future of Healthcare

    3/31/2015 |

    $3 trillion dollars! This is the annual expenditure on healthcare in the U.S. and is expected to grow even more. This expenditure outlay is 1/6th of the total U.S economy. So what is the connection to one of the largest industries in the U.S. and Big Data? According to Dwayne Spradlin, CEO of the nonprofit Health Data Consortium, the healthcare industry lags behind other industries in utilizing Big Data analytics to improve operational efficiency and more importantly patient outcomes. Meaning, the Healthcare industry can and will be revolutionized by Big Data analytic technologies.

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  • The Beauty Shoppe Expands to Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor

    4/24/2015 |

    Expanding its operations to Cleveland, The Beauty Shoppe, is a successful coworking operator from Pittsburgh which will occupy 18,000 square feet of the historic Victory Building at 7012 Euclid Avenue starting this summer. 

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  • Tremont-Area Transformers

    4/21/2015 |

    As Cleveland re-imagines itself, Sustainable Community Associates is repurposing and transforming some of Cleveland’s old, vacant and underutilized commercial properties.

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  • A New Era of Radio is Here with oWow Media

    4/29/2015 |
    Cleveland radio industry legends John Gorman and Jim Marchyshyn have teamed up again to bring Clevelanders a mix of “timeless rock music which will feature the best of the new, recent, and classics.”

    Their new radio format, “will take listeners forward and backward at the same time; oWow Radio aims to re-capture the historical moment [in the 1970s when migration from the AM band to the FM band was new] and it’s freewheeling, wild-west sense of possibility and combine it with the cutting edge of today’s digital culture: online radio.” [1]
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  • Care Alliance Builds New Health Care Facility in the Heart of Central Neighborhood

    4/13/2015 |

    Since 1985 Care Alliance Health Center (Care Alliance) has strived to address the healthcare disparities among individuals and families living in Cleveland. They are continuing their mission to bring affordable, high quality healthcare with the opening of their new two-story, 30,000 square foot $10 million healthcare facility within the Central Neighborhood, 2916 Central Avenue, which provides – for the first time in its facilities – pediatric and women’s health services under one roof.

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  • Let's All Go to Cleveland; RNC to Cleveland

    4/8/2015 |

    Whether you are coming to Cleveland for the RNC or not, check out all that Cleveland has in the video below.

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  • Cleveland, Let's Ride at Harness Cycle!

    4/16/2015 |

    Harness Cycle is a female-owned start-up boutique athletic clothing retailer and premiere indoor cycling studio in Ohio City located in the newly revitalized Hingetown district of Cleveland's near west side at 2910 Detroit Avenue. 

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  • The New Downtown Heinen's, "No Ordinary Grocery Store."

    3/16/2015 |

    Welcome Heinen's to downtown Cleveland! A place to shop, socialize and be seen. Moreover, a place to eat in the atmosphere of the historic grand old rotunda under the Tiffany-like stained glass dome. We think this adds up to a successful combination of history, art, architecture, food, beer and wine. And the constant crowds since the opening in February also seem to agree. If you haven't yet visited this new downtown grocery, you should definitely check it out.

    “You can’t help but be awed by the building once you get inside it.”  Tom Heinen, Heinen’s co-president. 

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  • We're Here to Help You and Your Business

    2/20/2015 |
    The City of Cleveland’s Neighborhood Retail Assistance Program (NRAP), which aids small retail businesses in Cleveland, served as a key component in the success of the opening of this neighborhood landmark, Mac’s Sports Grill. The NRAP provided Mac’s with a loan which helped purchase equipment and fund interior construction. 

    Eloise Hunt, Mac's owner, not only loves Cleveland sports, but she is a strong supporter of the City.  “The City and the Department of Economic Development have been a tremendous help in getting our business up and running. They have also been helpful informing us on different programs which helped absorb some of the expenses and enlightened us on opportunities that are available to minority and female businesses.  It's been a huge asset partnering with the City on this project,“ says Hunt. 
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  • Get Export Assistance Now Through CSU's Global Center

    2/20/2015 |

    Cleveland State, through its International Trade Assistance Center, is offering a half-day program on March 26th which will teach you about legally marketing and distributing your products internationally.


    This unique program is designed to help companies understand CE certification, assessment and documentation procedures required to sell products into the 28 European Union countries and to clarify the similar requirements to obtain the "CCC" mark and sell into the rapidly expanding Chinese market.

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  • Cleveland leads the Midwest in Attracting New Investments to Healthcare Start Ups

    2/11/2015 | Both Ohio and Cleveland leads the Midwest in attracting new investments to healthcare start ups. Cleveland with $398 million nearly doubled its previous years' investment of $201 million as investors displayed growing confidence in the local and regional healthcare industry. Read More
  • Improving Ohio’s Access to Fresh, Healthy Foods

    3/5/2015 |
    Lately, improving access to healthy, fresh food is a hot topic, as we take steps to improve the health of our communities. This initiative is also a key component of the Ohio Department of Health’s 2014-2018 “Plan to Prevent and Reduce Chronic Disease” since chronic disease costs the state of Ohio billions of dollars each year.

    Ohio is home to many communities with too few places to purchase healthy, affordable food. This food access crisis has put over 2 million residents, including more than 500,000 children, at risk for chronic disease and diet-related death.  The Ohio Healthy Food Financing Task Force, which met this past week in Columbus, worked for a year alongside The Food Trust to identify policy recommendations to support healthy food retail development and expansion in areas of greatest need. 
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  • Meet Jason Radcliffe, Local Furniture Maker and Reality TV Star

    2/3/2015 |

    If you don’t know Jason Radcliffe yet, you’ll get to know him now. He, is a furniture designer, who grew up playing with Legos and raised around his father’s fabrication shop (Barrington Pumps) on Cleveland’s Westside.  Radcliffe, now a key figure in Cleveland's thriving maker community, is bent on welding innovative furniture that lasts more than one lifetime and focused on making things here, in Cleveland. His custom made furniture at his shop, 44 Steel, is made from stainless steel, (mainly from local domestic suppliers) as well as aluminum, and wood but raw steel and the many colors, patterns, and textures you can create with it are his specialty. Radcliffe creates original pieces of furniture for home (and commercial spaces) that can be passed down through generations as "family iconic furniture."

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  • BlueBridge Networks, Data Center Poised for Continued Growth

    2/2/2015 |

    One of Cleveland’s top data centers is, BlueBridge Networks and the region's leading total technology solutions provider. Since inception in 2004, BlueBridge Networks has grown to become the first Ohio-based data center with “Ohio Cloud.” With offices/facilities in Cleveland, Mayfield Heights and Columbus, BlueBridge offers off-site storage hosting and computing power for high data companies, especially within Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor-Home to the 100 gig network. 

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  • Jumpstart and Magnet Team Up to Spur Business Growth

    1/26/2015 |

    The nonprofit, JumpStart is teaming up with Magnet to find small business that could become bigger businesses, with their combined help. This pilot project could lead to a new direction for JumpStart which currently solely works with startup companies. This scale up project will focus on older businesses that have plateaued.  This effort was designed to help any small business with a lot of growth potential, according to JumpStart CEO Ray Leach.

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  • Cleveland's Economic Revival

    1/20/2015 |

    A top official from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland said the city is enjoying a genuine turnaround. (Teresa Dixon Murrray, Plain Dealer, January 14, 2015)

    Mark Schweitzer, senior vice president and director of research, noted during a recent downtown presentation to the Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association, that Cleveland's economic and business performance in past years had been horrible. But now, in part because of business development, and fueled by economic drivers such as the 2016 Republican National Convention, it's a new day in Cleveland! 

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  • Cleveland's 'Slow Money' Targets Microloans to Local Agriculture

    1/22/2015 |

    ECDI Collaborates with Slow Money Cleveland NEO to fund Cleveland/NEO local food initiatives!

    America’s growing appetite for “buy local, buy fresh” food has found an unexpected ally in the national Slow Money movement—33 independent groups of individuals, foundations and donors who in the last four years have invested over $38 million into 350 local food producers across the country.  A group of Clevelanders formed a local chapter that provides a Peer-to-Peer support network for food-based entrepreneurs to tap. 

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  • Nation's Best Start Up Cities - Cleveland!

    1/20/2015 |

    Popular Mechanics lists Cleveland as one of America's top start-up cities.

    In 2006 Anne Trubek came to Cleveland and later launched Belt, an online magazine and book publisher that covers the Rust Belt revival. She chose the city, in part, for the low cost of living and running a business. She's staying because she loves the place—and the spirit of its people. "We were down for years," Trubek says, "but energy is coming back to the city. Good things are happening, and we know we need to give those good things a push." 

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  • The Ways and Means of Exporting to China

    1/21/2015 |

    Want to find out more about exporting products to China?  Or how you can improve your existing channels? Two consulting firms, The Montrose Group, LLC and Transom Shields Group, LLC are speaking at the GlobalTarget members-only meeting at Cleveland State University this Friday morning, January 23, 2015 and are available that afternoon or at another time to talk directly with companies seeking to export to China. 

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  • West 25th Corridor Benefits from One Community's Grant

    1/20/2015 |

    One Community, a locally owned, ultra-high speed broadband provider, announced yesterday that the West 25th Street Corridor will be the recipient of monies from its Big Gig Challenge Grant.

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  • Cleveland - "Innovation Hub" - Popular Mechanics

    1/9/2015 |

    Cleveland's impressive entrepreneurial growth in recent years falls into two basic categories: first, makers and small manufacturers, and second, medical and biotech hardware and software. University-based medical research and development is big in Cleveland, led by such notable institutions as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 

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  • Grow Your Business with NextStep

    12/3/2014 | Not many spaces remain and the deadline to apply is near for University Circle's 2015 NextStep program. NextStep is a hands on approach to help local business owners grow their business. Read More
  • Small Business Saturday at the 5th Street Arcades

    12/2/2014 |

    The City of Cleveland, Department of Economic Development celebrated and participated in the 5th annual Small Business Saturday this past weekend during downtown's Winterfest by visiting local small business retailers starting out in the 5th Street Arcades. Check out these great photos and see if you can spot Kevin Schmotzer, Executive Small Business Development and our Intern, Ethan Lawson!

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  • Cleveland International Fund Honored for EB-5 Program

    11/24/2014 |

    September of 2014, Cleveland International Fund (CiF) received the CDFA[1] Ohio Financing Roundtable Excellence Award. The Excellence Awards are given each year to recognize outstanding development finance programs, agencies, leaders, projects and success stories. These awards honor excellence in the use of financing tools for economic development, as well as the individuals who champion those efforts.

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  • Cleveland's 100 Gig, "The Gold Standard for Connectivity"

    11/21/2014 |

    Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor is about to turn into the city’s main artery with a powerful new piece of infrastructure, anchored by world-class hospitals and universities. Having an advanced fiber optic/digital network connecting downtown and University Circle by mid-year 2015, Cleveland will become the first city in the country to offer commercial internet service at 100 gigabits per seconds along the 3 mile Health-Tech Corridor further enhancing one of the regions’ fastest growing research corridors. 

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  • Michael Symon's, "Ode to Cleveland"

    11/24/2014 |

    “Ode to Cleveland.” This inspirational Michael Symon video was produced for the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Awards breakfast during the Fabulous Food Show on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Cleveland, Ohio’s International Exposition (I-X) Center.

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  • S&P Data - International Success Story

    11/14/2014 |

    Innovative and rapidly expanding, S&P Data opened their downtown Cleveland call center and U.S. corporate headquarters in 2010, jumping from 200 employees in 2013 to currently over 400 employees in a 80,000 sq. ft. space located in Post Office Plaza building at the Tower City complex. Their spacious offices offer 18’ ceilings and spacious work stations allowing for range of movement, and freedom of thought for innovation; unusual for a call center environment.

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  • Cleveland's University Circle, "Epicenter of Innovation."

    11/13/2014 |

    Come here for inspiration, come here for innovation. In praise of University Circle, find out what some of the area’s leaders are saying about this community:

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  • 2015 Market Gardener Training Program

    11/7/2014 |

    Interested in receiving financial assistance through the City of Cleveland's Gardening for Greenbacks program?
    Program eligibility can be attained from completion of the 2015 Market Gardener Training Program offered by Cuyahoga County's Ohio State University Extension. The January-April 12 week program will provide a foundation in urban agriculture and small business development.

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  • Downtown Cleveland living hotter than first thought new study shows

    11/5/2014 |

    Everybody knows downtown's population is on the rise but what does this really mean? Since 2000, the downtown residential population has nearly doubled and currently sits at 13,000. Downtown Cleveland Alliance projects the next milestone will be 23,000 residents by the year 2020. The 20,000 mark is the magic number for big retailers to come and fill vacant storefronts, and with them comes jobs and economic development to the city.

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  • History of the World's Largest Rubber Stamp: Cleveland's "Free Stamp"

    11/7/2014 |

    The World's Largest Rubber Stamp is a conspicuous landmark sitting next to Cleveland City Hall and like Cleveland; it’s recently experienced a revitalization. A new layer of paint though, can’t erase its past. 

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  • Cleveland: Top Start Up City of the Nation!

    11/5/2014 |

    Popular Mechanics, in January 2015, named Cleveland as one of the top cities in the country for innovation and entrepreneurship. 

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  • County Juvenile Justice Building May Become Public Boarding School

    11/3/2014 |

    Cleveland’s Campus District Inc., a nonprofit group, has plans to rent the old Cuyahoga County juvenile justice building as well as pursuing a slot for the building on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1931 building, located on E. 22nd Street between Central and Cedar Avenues, was home to the county juvenile justice center, now located on Quincy and E. 93rd Street. 
    If legislation is passed by Cuyahoga County Council, the building can be leased to a for-profit company controlled by Campus District Inc. starting in January for $1 for the first year, and $1 million starting the second year’s lease. The lease will also have a purchase option of $350,000 within the first year, and increasing by $10,000 each month starting the second year of the lease. 
    Plans for the building include a new gym, a central courtyard and classrooms with potential for dorm rooms. 

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  • DCA’s Q3 Market Update projects Downtown Cleveland Population will grow to 23,000 by the end of 2020

    11/3/2014 |

    Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) released the Downtown Cleveland Market Update for the third quarter of 2014. This quarterly update provides an in-depth look at Downtown’s business development through major investments, as well as its office, housing, retail, hospitality and transportation markets.

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  • Northeast Ohio Automotive Sector to Outpace US

    10/17/2014 | Northeast Ohio’s automotive sector, predicted to grow 79% to become a $4.5B sector; employment is also expected to grow by 19% for the same time period. Read More
  • Gabriel Partners Celebrates Recent Merger and New Location

    10/16/2014 |

    The City of Cleveland has long been the home of Banking, Accounting, Finance and Law companies, many of whom have made Cleveland their home for over 100 years. But now, there are many young companies who have come to Cleveland for our skilled workforce, our affordable office space, access to a robust list of clients, and a great quality of life.
    One such company is Gabriel Partners. Gabriel Partners is committed to Cleveland and making the city a Center of Excellence for Risk & Compliance. Gabriel Partners has an interesting niche working with companies in support of the Bank Secrecy Act on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing operations. Simply put, Gabriel Partners quantifies risk and value for their clients;  providing financial and risk analytics (mergers & acquisitions) and intelligence with the end result of offering recommendations on where to go based on their findings. 

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  • NOTICE: Environmental Due Diligence for Real Estate Transactions

    10/22/2014 | Purchasers of real estate in Cleveland are often advised, and, in many cases, required to secure a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment as part of their due diligence prior to purchasing property.  Securing an appropriate Phase I prior to purchase may enable the purchaser to assert a defense against environmental liability associated with a property under Federal law.  In order to qualify, a Phase I must conduct “All Appropriate Inquiries” under the Federal regulations, which require that the Phase I be conducted in accordance with the ASTM Standard.  Purchasers should be advised that USEPA has recently issued rules that requires that all Phase Is be conducted in accordance with the recently issued ASTM E1527-13 standard, an update of the previous standard (E1527-05), effective in October 2015.  Purchasers should examine their environmental reports and require their environmental professionals to use the ASTM E1527-13 standard on all property transactions. Read More
  • Tickets Still Available to Attend Inaugural ProtoTech Pitch Contest

    10/13/2014 | Interested in watching six of Northeast Ohio's technology start-ups in a pitch competition provided by the Incubator at Magnet?
    Tickets are still available to attend the inaugural ProtoTech Pitch Contest. Held next Tuesday October 21st at the Ariel International Center is a competition and networking event showcasing technology in the six finalists' products or processes. The audience will have a chance to vote for top presentations with proceeds from ticket sales and competition fundraising going to the top teams.
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  • Health-Tech Corridor gains first director; Jeff Epstein takes on real estate, marketing in Midtown

    10/13/2014 | Cleveland is certainly expanding its biomedical cluster and to continue to do so requires maintaining growth of the Health-Technology Corridor. Recently Cleveland developer Jeff Epstein was named the first director. Tasked with taking the corridor to the next level, Epstein will be responsible for the development of a business and marketing strategy for the corridor. Read More
  • Director Nichols Presented at the National League of Cities

    10/9/2014 |

    Director Tracey Nichols presented at the National League of Cities this week,"Providing Small Businesses with Access to Capital" training in Kansas City. Director Nichols contributed to a panel about "Emerging Capital Access Strategies" along with Maria Meyers of U.S.SourceLink, Bill Anderson of the Missouri Technology Council and Yvonne Boye of the City of Philadelphia. 

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  • University Hospitals - A New Partnership to Fight Blindness

    10/6/2014 | More than 10 million Americans of every age and race suffer vision loss from the inherited and degenerative eye diseases.

    A new partnership between The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals have launched the Gund-Harrington National Initiative for Fighting Blindness to discover and develop new treatments for eye diseases that cause blindness.  

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  • New $276 Million Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute, “No Ordinary Building.”

    10/3/2014 | Dignitaries, last week Monday, broke ground on the construction of the new $276 million Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute in Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor[i].
    “This will be no ordinary building, “promised Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove. Adding that the 377,000-suare-foot facility, “will be the ideal outpatient cancer treatment facility for our time.”
    The seven-story facility, located north of Carnegie Avenue between E.102nd and E.105th Street, was designed with the Cleveland Clinic’s master plan in mind, which aims to build a more open and welcoming campus for patients and visitors as well as stronger collaboration among staff.
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  • NextStep, small business program information session

    10/3/2014 | NextStep is an intense 7-month training program offered by University Circle, Inc. to assist small business owners that have owned their business 3-years with sales of $250,000 to $10,000,000 focus on goals, maximize their time, network with other businesses, etc. 

    The first class will be graduating this October. Apply now (before Oct. 31st) for next year's class beginning in January. 
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  • Great Lakes Towing Makes Cleveland History with Intermodal “Short Sea” Barge Move at the Port of Cleveland

    9/30/2014 |

    For the first time in Cleveland’s history, last week The Great Lakes Towing Company completed an Intermodal “Short Sea” barge move. This was the first time that a product, in this case a large transformer weighing over 114 metric tons, was transferred from the dock-side, rail line directly to the barge waiting in the water. 

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  • Cleveland Foundation announces grants including focus on training for available jobs

    9/29/2014 | Last month the Cleveland Foundation board of directors announced how it will be awarding its $13.1 million third quarter grants. That total includes $1.4 million to support the foundation's career and technical education strategy designed to prepare Cleveland students with real-world work experience for tomorrow's labor force.
    Also included were a $400,000 grant to MAGNET and $325,000 grant to WIRE-Net to launch the Urban Growth Agenda. This project involves intensive work with Cleveland manufacturers on addressing their growth and workforce development challenges and opportunities.
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  • Cheap power, fiber-optic cable lure data centers to Cleveland

    9/8/2014 | More and more data center companies are choosing Cleveland because of low operating costs and presence of fiber-optic cable in the area. These centers provide a secure environment for servers for many heavy data consumption companies such as hospitals and medical research centers which contribute to job growth within the city.  Read More
  • Cleveland Exports Continue to Grow

    9/4/2014 | Cleveland is a strong and growing export market. Based on 2013 data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, exports from Cleveland grew to over $11 Billion in 2013, a 28% increase over the 5-year period dating to 2009. With the Port of Cleveland’s 2014 launch of the Cleveland-Europe Express, a regularly scheduled cargo service from Cleveland to Antwerp, one of the largest cargo ports in Europe, exports from Cleveland are expected to continue to grow. Read More
  • Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

    9/3/2014 | Many of Cleveland's recent development projects have benefitted from the state's Historic Preservation Tax Credit program. A total of $30M in tax credits is currently available for Round 13. For more program information click here. Read More
  • Growth Strategy Pitch Contest

    8/29/2014 | Presented by Urban League of Greater Cleveland's Entrepreneurship Center is a chance to win your business over $10,000 in prizes to help your business grow. Read More
  • Cleveland and the World Bank Competitive Cities Program

    8/20/2014 | The World Bank has selected Cleveland Ohio to partner with Johannesburg South Africa. Johannesburg is the largest hub in Africa and is the center of South Africa's economy. Johannesburg hopes to draw on the experience and learning of other cities that have faced and addressed similar challenges. Facilitated by World Bank, the focus of the work will be the Green Economy and spatial development that is combining transit and other investments to generate economic activities and inclusion in low income areas.  Read More
  • Cooking School to Expand with Additional Cleveland Location

    8/17/2014 | Located in Hudson is The Western Reserve School of Cooking which is expanding to a second location on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. In addition to a small culinary equipment retail section, the school will offer a variety of classes and culinary opportunities and look to capitalize on events for large downtown corporations. Unlike the Hudson location, the new space will allow the school to do more diverse projects with increased class sizes. Read More
  • Cleveland: Booming in more ways than Lebron

    8/11/2014 | Built by industry, Cleveland is transforming what was once a manufacturing powerhouse.  Although, the manufacturing industry is still a big part of Cleveland’s economy, healthcare, and more importantly the innovation of health care is quickly becoming an industry worth noting. Read More
  • Cleveland Launches New Economic Development Website

    8/8/2014 | At a successful Launch Event held Thursday afternoon July 24th, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson along with Tracey Nichols, Director of the Department of Economic Development, unveiled the new Cleveland Department of Economic Development business attraction effort and website, "" The event was attended by more than 150 developers, brokers, entrepreneurs, non-profit partners, council members and the local press. 

    Recap of launch via YouTube
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  • Grand Opening of Music Box Supper Club

    8/7/2014 | Officially open for business is Music Box Supper Club, a two-story concert venue, restaurant and private events destination located on the West Bank of the Flats in downtown Cleveland. The City of Cleveland provided a $250,000 Vacant Property Initiative loan for the company to renovate a long standing vacant building. Reserve a table or book a show today @ Read More
  • Mayor Jackson Swears-In New Chief of Regional Development

    7/28/2014 |

    Edward W. Rybka will serve as the new Chief of Regional Development. In this position Rybka will report directly to Mayor Frank G. Jackson, and provide leadership to the departments of Economic Development, Community Development, City Planning, and Building & Housing. 

    As Chief of Regional Development, Rybka’s responsibilities will include advising the Mayor on planning projects related to the development of Cleveland’s downtown and surrounding neighborhoods such as lakefront, major housing, and community development projects.

    Chief Rybka most recently served as the city’s Director of the Department of Building and Housing and Interim Director of City Planning, but he has been involved in Cleveland local government for almost 30 years.

    Chief Rybka is a graduate of John Carroll University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and Leadership Cleveland. “He has been a member of several Polish and Czech cultural organizations and received the Polonia Foundation Award in 1997.”

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  • U.S. News Ranks University Hospitals Case Medical Center Among Nation's Best Hospitals

    7/15/2014 | University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation's top hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report. UH Case Medical Center was ranked in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties for the third year in a row and in the Top 20 in four specialties. Read More
  • Betchyu mobile app enlists your friends to bet for -- and against -- you nailing your fitness goals

    7/15/2014 | A free mobile app created in Cleveland promises to help you reach those long-sought-after fitness and wellness goals.  Through initial funding from BIZDOM, two young Cleveland entrepreneurs are ready to make a “bet” this app will be a success. Read More
  • LeBron James's Return to Bring Cleveland $500 Million a Year

    7/14/2014 | According to Ed FitzGerald, County Executive, LeBron's homecoming will mean at least $500 million a year in additional ticket sales and local spending. Anticipated benefits include a $34 million increase in annual spending to $170 million a year plus 500 additional jobs supported by the Cavaliers. Read More
  • Republican Convention Cushions Cleveland's Coffers

    7/13/2014 | Last week GOP Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the Republican Party would hold its 2016 national convention in Cleveland. What much economic revenue will 2016 bring for Cleveland? Read More
  • Video: Cleveland Rocks

    7/13/2014 | Cleveland attracts national news as recently announced LeBron James and Republican National Convention head to Cleveland. Read More
  • Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center Announces Next Round of Commercialization Funding Program

    7/10/2014 | The Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) is calling for proposals from institutions and early-stage companies seeking to commercialize innovative cardiovascular technologies and solutions. Read More
  • Connections, from bike lanes to pop-up shops, are key in new downtown Cleveland strategic plan

    7/9/2014 | “Step Up Downtown” suggests connections, ranging from pop-up shops to bike lanes and pedestrian bridges, will be critical to maintaining Cleveland’s downtown momentum.  Nonprofits, the City and business leaders are in a prime position to tackle street-level projects that will beget more private investment. Read More
  • Cleveland's healthcare jobs power shifting from hospitals to research labs

    7/8/2014 | Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor is known for having high-tech innovative companies, start-ups, incubators, and research labs. As the healthcare industry is continuing to grow (Northeast Ohio medical research funding has nearly doubled since 2000), economists project even more economic growth to come for the industry and the region. Read More
  • In Cleveland, Developer Puts Down Stakes by the Lake

    7/8/2014 | In Cleveland, City Council approved plans for a $700 million development project on the Lake Erie lakefront. The developer, Cumberland Development, LLC of Cleveland is receiving some funding from Bellwether Enterprise. WSJ sees securing financing for the project difficult, but if successful, it shows lender confidence in Cleveland's future. Read More
  • Cleveland Scores High Marks as One of the Most Tax-Friendly Large Cities for Business

    6/24/2014 | KPMG released a report showing Cleveland as ranked 2nd of Large Cities in the U.S. offering the most favorable tax structures for businesses and also ranked Cleveland 2nd for digital services companies. Read More
  • Greater Cleveland 2013 Venture Capital Report

    6/18/2014 | The 2013 Greater Cleveland Venture Capital Report indicates that 118 tech-based compnies in the Cleveland region raised over $257 million from venture capitalists and angel investors. This is a 14% increase from over 2012 and outpaces national trends. Read More
  • Case Western Reserve University to break ground on first phase of 'innovation hub'

    6/18/2014 | Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University will soon break ground on what will be a new "innovation hub" where students will be able to design prototypes as part of the Thinkbox program. Read More
  • Harrington Discovery Institute Awarded $25 Million Grant

    6/11/2014 | As part of the Technology Commercialization Center Program, the State of Ohio recently awarded University Hospital's Harrington Discovery Institute a $25M grant to support accelerated commercialization of research and technologies. Read More
  • Urban Agriculture in Rust Belt Cities

    6/5/2014 | Rustbelt cities like Cleveland and Detroit are repurposing vacant, abandoned land into urban farms that contribute many benefits to their respective cities. Agriculture activity leads to cohesive neighborhoods, entrepreneurship, and a healthy food economy that is replacing the “food deserts” in the City of Cleveland. Read More
  • Victory Center Awarded the 2014 Preservation Achievement Award

    5/27/2014 | The Victory Center has recently earned a 2014 Preservation Achievement Award. This Health-Tech Corridor research/lab/office facility offers lab and office space, focusing on incubator and accelerator growth-stage tech and biomed. It is LEED Silver Certified, and secured with multiple forms of financing for tenant improvements. Currently Victory Center has 160,000sf for lease. Read More
  • United States Coast Guard Ship, Biscayne Bay, Hauled For Repairs

    5/12/2014 | Whats new with the ship Biscayne Bay? Read More
  • Cleveland’s Thriving Theater Hub Lures Residents

    4/1/2014 | Cleveland’s thriving Playhouse Square Theater District lures residents while growing Downtown Cleveland’s population. The “District” with over $2 million square feet of office and commercial development space, has converted the Hanna Annex building into 102 units of housing. The project, which was completed in the fall 2013, is the home to a new entrepreneur Vincent Hawley. He recently relocated from Boston, MA and opened a jewelry designer business in the 5th Street Arcades. Read More
  • Midwest Healthcare Startups Raise $758 Million in 2013

    1/27/2014 | BioEnterprise announces Cleveland region leads Midwest for Biotech Venture Investment for 2012 – 2013. Bioenterprise’s Midwest Healthcare Venture Investment Report shows greater numbers of Midwest healthcare companies received funding in 2013 than in any of the previous 5 years. Read More
  • Whiskey Rebellion: A Serial Entrepreneur Fast-Forwards the Bourbon Aging Process

    6/1/2013 | An innovative manufacturing process has allowed Cleveland to dip onto the bourbon business. The Cleveland based startup business, Cleveland Whiskey, began selling its product regionally in March of 2013, with hopes of expanding its area and line of product in the near future. Read More
  • Cleveland 2013 Convention & Leisure Tourism Metrics Report

    7/28/2014 | Positively Cleveland produces a yearly report highlighting economic growth in Cleveland - check out the report in full and a message from Positively Cleveland President and CEO David Gilbert. Read More
  • Department of Economic Development — Helping Clevelanders Grow their Businesses

    7/21/2015 |
    The City of Cleveland Economic Development Department, in partnership with Cleveland Citywide Development Corporationhas led the way in helping create an environment where businesses, from the very smallest mom-and-pop shops to the larger international corporations, thrive and grow. As the economic arm of the mayor’s administration, our mission is to provide assistance to businesses expanding within or locating to the City of Cleveland. Through our efforts, we seek to encourage investment which will spur job creation and increase revenues to the City of Cleveland.
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  • Event: MAGNET's Sustaining Continuous Improvement

    7/30/2014 | MAGNET is sponsoring an event on August 20th to help Cleveland manufacturing businesses establish, regain or improve their employee continuous improvement programs. Read More
  • Retaining Dealer Tire - A Victory for Cleveland

    2/8/2016 | Dealer Tire is a longstanding family-owned Cleveland business—for over 80 years they have been engaged in facilitating transactions between tiremakers, auto manufacturers, and auto dealerships. After experiencing growth of 500% over the past 5 years, Dealer Tire had finally outgrown their existing space and began looking for vacant land or a building to accomodate their current and future employment needs to become their headquarters.  Read More
  • CDFA Excellence Award: Program - Cleveland International Fund, EB-5

    8/6/2014 | Cleveland's own Cleveland International Fund receives CDFA's Program Excellence Award for EB-5 program. Read More
  • Metals Theft and Illegal Scrapping—What To Do About It

    2/25/2016 |

    The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development and the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI) invite you to an important meeting about the theft of metals and scrapping in our city. Hear from the specially-formed Environmental Crimes Taskforce about the successes they have achieved and the work still being done.

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  • First Cleveland Medical Hackathon Harnesses Power of Region’s Medical & Tech Communities

    7/10/2015 |

    The Cleveland Medical Hackathon, the first event of its kind in Northeast Ohio, will unfold September 26 and 27 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland.

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  • Get Connected with the Department of Economic Development

    4/23/2015 |

    The City of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development assisted Ariel International Center with a small grant in the amount of $16,000 to partially fund the costs associated with the installation of high speed fiber in order to satisfy the requirements, and retain in the City of Cleveland, a growing small business.

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  • Next up in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood

    8/4/2014 | As Cleveland's populations continues to grow, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization aims to help accommodate this rise with a new mixed-income housing complex known as the Templin-Bradley Building. The $8 million project, located at 5700 Detroit Road, is currently in the process of converting an old and vacant industrial building into 229 apartment units complete with live-work studios and a garden. Read More
  • 2nd Annual MBE Showcase

    9/16/2014 | Please join us November 17th as we Promote cooperation among Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to Aid in the growth and development of their business. As well as Connect to build a robust and all-encompassing supplier diversity network with corporate, government and community partners. Read More
  • New Data Center Adds to Cleveland’s IT Infrastructure

    4/17/2015 |

    SecureData 365, a Top 10 Weatherhead 100 Company, celebrated the opening of their second data center on April 14, 2015 with great fanfare including guest speakers Len Komoroski and David Griffin of the Cleveland Cavaliers who talked about new development in Cleveland, including the Data Center and the Cavs playoff outlook.  

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  • City of Cleveland Economic Development Director to present on World Bank panel

    12/10/2015 |

    City of Cleveland Economic Development Director to present on World Bank panel 
    Tracey Nichols is asked to present a practitioner’s viewpoint on a new World Bank report, “Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth: Why, What and How?”

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  • City of Cleveland Request for Proposals for E. 69th Street & Euclid Avenue Block

    10/31/2014 | The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development is in search of site assessment services in order to move forward with the development of 2.9 acres of land in Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor.  Read More
  • Mayor Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping

    4/28/2015 |
    Cleveland Environmental Crimes Task Force says, "Don't do it. Don't use [Cleveland] neighborhoods as dumping grounds." 1
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  • Request for Proposal - Redevelopment

    12/17/2014 |

    The City of Cleveland, through its Commissioner of Real Estate, James DeRosa, is soliciting proposals for the redevelopment of the former Third District Cleveland Police Department site located at 10600 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 

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  • Lighting Up the Flats with TPI Efficiency

    4/30/2015 |

    TPI Efficiency  earlier this year celebrated its move to a new building on the West Bank of the Flats, which the company recently purchased. The 6-year-old energy consulting company helping businesses “redefine their bottom line” was formed by Roger Zona in 2009 out of his home and has since experienced steady, solid growth.

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  • Weatherhead 100 - Listing Cleveland's Fastest Growing Companies

    12/9/2014 |

    The Weatherhead 100 identifies the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio; Cleveland is proud to be the headquarters for 31 of these companies. 

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  • City of Cleveland Awarded Two 2014 Team NEO Plus Awards

    7/9/2014 | The City of Cleveland was nominated for six (6) Team NEO Plus Awards for Economic Development and won awards for Asset Creation (Global Center for Health Innovation) and Business Expansion (Dakota Software and SS&G). To accomplish these projects a public private partnership was utilized. Read More
  • Cleveland/Cuyahoga Workforce Investment Board Wins U.S. Labor Department $2.1M —Job Training Grant

    12/28/2015 |

    The City of Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board announced that it has won a competitive sector partnership grant in the amount of $2,075,396.43 from the U.S. Department of Labor via the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services . The grant will provide training and employment to dislocated workers in Northeast Ohio based on the skills businesses need for in-demand jobs in three key industries: healthcare, manufacturing and information technology.

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  • Cleveland’s Collaborative Approach to Economic Development

    6/9/2015 |

    Matt Jackson from the Center for Local Economic Strategies in London, England visited the Department of Economic Development at Cleveland City Hall last week. Here's what he learned from his visit: 

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  • Oatey Company - Ground Breaking & Celebrating 100 Years in Cleveland

    7/13/2015 |

    On July 9 2015, Oatey Company, a privately-held, Cleveland-based manufacturer and distributor of plumbing and related products to wholesale and retail markets, commemorated the construction of their new world headquarters with a ceremonial ground breaking at the previously vacant site located at Emerald Corporate Park on Cleveland's west side.

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  • Cisco Joins Global Center for Health Innovation to Showcase Healthcare Transformation

    7/1/2015 |

    The Global Center for Health Innovation welcomes their most recent alliance with Cisco who is utilizing 900 square feet of space at the Global Center to host healthcare demos, showcase self-service interactive displays, and provide more customized, visual guidance for customers. 

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