Economic Development Newsletter
  June 1, 2015 - Volume 1

"Cleveland is a city transformed: from rustbelt to sustainable; from the unseen power of the 100 Gig fiber network along the Health-Tech Corridor, to the sights and tastes in the newly restored Ameritrust Complex, home to Heinen's Grocery Store; and, innovation like "oWow Media" bringing radio to the internet. Come experience Cleveland again for the first time."

Frank G. Jackson -Mayor, City of Cleveland
Recent Economic Development Projects & Initiatives
Big Data and the Health-Tech Corridor
With the 100 Gig fiber network, Big Data and healthcare meet in the Health-Tech Corridor to innovate our future, and revolutionize the healthcare industry.    Read More
Mayor Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping
The Dept. of Economic Development has been working as part of the Cleveland Environmental Crimes Task Force (ECTF) to end illegal dumping, stripping, and scrapping. Within the past year the ECTF has worked with Cuyahoga County and the Cleveland Police Department to address prevention, enforcement, legislation, and community engagement matters.   Read More
Get Connected with Dept. of Economic Development
The Department of Economic Development assisted Ariel International Center with a small grant 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.    Read More
Improving Ohio's Access to Fresh Healthy Food
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.  Read More
Grand Openings - E.D. Funded Projects
The New Downtown Heinen's, "No Ordinary Grocery Store."
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, adding up to a successful combination of history, art, architecture, food, beer and wine. If you haven't yet visited this new downtown grocery, you should definitely check it out.   Read More
Care Alliance Builds New Health Care Facility 
Since 1985 Care Alliance Health Center strives 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 sq. ft. $10 million healthcare facility within the Central Neighborhood which provides - for the first time in its facilities - pediatric and women's health services under one roof.   Read More 
New Data Center Adds to Cleveland's IT Infrastructure
SecureData 365, a Top 10 Weatherhead 100 Company, celebrated the opening of their second data center in Cleveland 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.   Read More
Cleveland, Let's Ride at Harness Cycle!
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.   Read More
A New Era of Radio is Here with oWow Media
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."  John and Jim both worked for Cleveland's legendary radio station WMMS and using their combined industry knowledge helped bring a Cleveland-centric internet radio experience to their listeners. Read More 
Lighting Up the Flats - TPI Efficiency
TPI Efficiency  earlier this year celebrated its move to a new building the company recently purchased located on the West Bank of the Flats. 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. Read More 
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The Department of Economic Development
In This Issue
E.D. Projects in the News "University Circle edge site gets three developer proposals, raising prospect of hotels and more"
Flats Forward Inc The $9 million Boathouse Project in the Cleveland Flats District
Crain's Vintage Tea gets a boost from E.D.'s Neighborhood Retail Development Program
Crain's Ninja City mixes passion for food and pop culture
Cleveland in the News
Forbes Magazine recommends Cleveland as its latest urban escape 
Greater Cleveland Partnership "Incubators boosting Cleveland's leadership in health innovation" "Cleveland Renaissance a Draw for Business" Cleveland reinvents itself; Toronto takes notes
Cleveland Rankings
The Barna Caplan Team reports two of the hottest real estate submarkets in NE Ohio, is in Cleveland.
Travel+Leisure ranks Cleveland as one of America's best places for food snobs. states Cleveland is one of the most affordable cities for singles. ranks Cleveland as top place to live in America.
Nationwide Insurance ranks Cleveland as 2nd healthiest house market.
Cleveland ranked #9 as Travel+Leisure's, "America's best cities for sweet tooths."
Bloomberg Philanthropies states Cleveland is a top 10 global city in climate reporting.
Educational Opportunities
OhioMeansJobs is a free service that can help you with the hiring process and offers Employment Training programs for employees and employers.
Economic & Community Development Institute offers a wide range of classes to meet the needs of their clients as well as holding informational sessions about programs to help develop, fund, and launch a business. 
The International Trade Assistance Center at Cleveland State University offers import and export advice and everything you need to know about taking your business global.
Market Gardener Training Program
The 12-week  Market Gardener Training Program focuses on crop production, developing a business plan, and marketing strategies for developing an agriculture based enterprise.
Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA)
Director Nichols's keynote presentation to BOMA on April 16th touched on national and local economic trends that impact Cleveland and development initiatives with which the City is involved.
City of Cleveland, Department of Economic Development | 216.664.2406 | |
601 Lakeside Ave., E.  Room 210
Cleveland, OH 44114