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The Economic Development team provides technical assistance, creative financing and educational opportunities that will ensure a vibrant economic future for the region.

  
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Cleveland Seeking Redevelopment Proposals

Cleveland Seeking Redevelopment Proposals
The site is currently vacant and located on East 156th St. Questions may be submitted at or rior to a pre-proposal conference to be held on 7/24/2014 at 3pm.   more

Award-Winning Victory Center Has 160,000sf for Lease

Award-Winning Victory Center Has 160,000sf for Lease
Victory Center 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.   more

Downtown Cleveland Alliance Hosts Quarterly Business Forums

Downtown Cleveland Alliance Hosts Quarterly Business Forums
These forums bring together civic leaders and company representatives to promote downtown improvements and foster development and growth. Economic Development’s Executive of Small Business Growth, Kevin Schmotzer, presented on the recent vital developments in the NineTwelve District.   more

Reduce False Alarms: Cost Savings Without Sacrificing Service

Reduce False Alarms: Cost Savings Without Sacrificing Service
In 2013, Cleveland police received 30,610 alarm calls for service. In many cases, information provided by a property owner or alarm company negated the need to dispatch uniformed officers. However, police were required to respond to 23,890 of those calls.   more

Economic Development Department Highlights Major Projects

Economic Development Department Highlights Major Projects
This report on major development projects undertaken by the City showcases those which provide significant investment in Cleveland, and highlights the public- private partnerships that are critical to the growth and success of the City.     more

FirstEnergy Rider Exemptions Available

FirstEnergy Rider Exemptions Available
The Ohio Manufacturers' Association (OMA) is ready to help manufacturers determine if they are qualified to avoid the FirstEnergy rider. To determine qualifications, businesses can email or call 216.588.1440 ext. 117.   more

Working Capitol/Linked Deposits for Daycare Centers

Working Capitol/Linked Deposits for Daycare Centers
Starting Point for child care and early education is a resource and referral agency, serving families, early childhood professionals and the community. This project links families with services, improves the quality of child care, and addresses issues of early education, among other functions   more

Department of Economic Development
Tracey A. Nichols, Director
601 Lakeside Ave, Room 210
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2406
F: 216.664.3681
Relay Service: 711
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Mission Statement

   
 

To provide assistance to businesses expanding within or locating to the city of Cleveland including financing, workforce solutions and technical assistance that will encourage investment in the community to enhance the lives of our citizens.


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