Economic Development Newsletter
  September 2015 - Volume 2

"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 "Wow 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
The Rising of Cleveland's Creative Class 
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. A growing Maker Movement is placing the City at the forefront of a revolution with its swell of maker spaces, marketplaces and start-ups supporting our creative class.  Read More
Lighting Up the Network of Tomorrow, Now
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
New Fire Safety Rating May Save Money For Your Business
Companies may be eligible for a reduction in property insurance effective October 1, 2015 due to Cleveland's new adjusted ISO rating by Insurance Services Office, Inc. Read More.
E.D. Attends WMCfest6
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 7 th  through 9 th Read More
E.D. Assists Recess's Creative Growth 
Recess Creative is a digital advertising and integrated marketing agency based in Cleveland's Warehouse District. Having outgrown their space, Recess Creative is currently expanding into 2,000 additional sq. ft. of adjacent space to have more room to work, grow and play.  Read More  
New American Business Boot Camp at Ariel International
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 
Grand Openings - E.D. Funded Projects
Oatey Co. Celebrates 100 Years in Cleveland with Groundbreaking
On July 9, Oatey Company, a Cleveland based manufacturer and distributor of plumbing and related products commemorated the construction of their new world headquarters with a ceremonial ground breaking at Emerald Corporate Park on Cleveland's west side.   Read More
Seasoned Deli Gets New Storefront 
Downtown Cleveland's recent resurgence inspired Albert and Ghada Ina to also transform their urban diner, Al's Deli. In August of 2014, Al's Deli was relocated to its new high-visibility and prime location at 1717 East 9th  Street.
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C'est Macaron-Newest Addition to 5th Street Arcades
One of the newest businesses to open in the 5th Street Arcades is C'est Macaron, a start-up French Patisserie which opened July 2015, 530 Euclid Avenue, Suite 18 in Downtown Cleveland. C'est Macaron specializes in in French pastries, especially macarons, which are baked and sold in over 20 different flavors in the storefront.  Read More
Restore Cold Pressed Feeds the Organic Trend
Organic, health-focused, cold-pressed juice caf├ęs 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
Little Italy-University Circle Gets New Modern RTA Station
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 is RTA's first new station in 46 years. Read More
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The Department of Economic Development
In This Issue
E.D. Projects in the News
This Is How We Do It: 
Director Nichols discusses what E.D. accomplishes for Cleveland.
Asurinta   growing Cleveland technology company is expanding and moving into downtown office space at 1111 Superior Ave
PIRHL , a real estate developer, owner and contractor specializing in low-income & affordable housing, plans to move to downtown Cleveland's Warehouse District.
Cleveland in the News
Channel NewsAsia  aired a documentary highlighting Cleveland as a place in the midst of a rebirth.
"How Wall Street is Losing Talent to Cleveland"
"Every week now, we're seeing new proof that the east bank of The Flats is back in business. "
Cleveland.com  Stylish new $36.5M Cleveland School of the Arts Building opened Aug 17th.
Cleveland Rankings
The Barna, Caplan Team reports two of the hottest real estate submarkets in NE Ohio, is in Cleveland.
Forbes lists Cleveland as one of 5 World-Class locations for Medical Tourism.
Center For A Secure Retirement ranks Cleveland as Nation's top 10 local for an affordable retirement.
International Trade Administration ranks Cleveland the 29th largest export market in the U.S.
Educational Opportunities
OhioMeansJobs
OhioMeansJobs.com is a free service that can help you with the hiring process and offers Employment Training programs for employees and employers.
ECDI
Economic & Community Development Institute offers a wide range of classes to meet the needs of their clients and holds informational sessions about programs to help develop, fund, and launch a business. 
ITAC
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.
New Developments
Developer Dick Pace says he's prepping for groundbreaking this fall on first phase of Cleveland's Lakefront Project in Crain's Cleveland Business.
Includes 1,200ft riverfront boardwalk, public park, 10 new restaurants/nighclubs & 240 upscale apartments.
Ohio City A vacant cluster of buildings on West 25th Street are currently being converted to apartments.
Hilton Downtown A 32 story, $276M new Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel currently under construction with a planned opening in June 2016.
West Side Market
Cleveland's beloved West Side Market is getting its parking lot redesigned.
Public Square
Cleveland's Public Square is in the middle of a $32M makeover and will be completed by the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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