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Economic Development Services

Economic Development and Technology

Small Business and Retail

Brownfield Redevelopment & Industrial Landbank

Retention and Attraction

Workforce Development

Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI)

Contact Information

Mayor Jackson's initiative CIRI is designed to provide support to existing Cleveland businesses. CIRI representatives are business liasons to City Hall, each handling different sections of the city. They help with expansion/hiring needs, drainage issues, street/lighting conditions, and other city-related issues. They have an outreach program for commercial and industrial businesses, and during visits, they provide information about city programs and connect businesses to economic development staff for financial and technical assistance.

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.

- Economic Development