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Mr. Anthony Thornton is the Assistant Director of the Department of Economic Development. He has a MBA from Baldwin Wallace with over twenty-five years of experience in the government, manufacturing and non-profit sectors.

He is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional and has been involved in Brownfield remediation since 1997.

Prior to working at the City of Cleveland, Anthony spent fourteen years at Cuyahoga County, where he worked in Community Development and Economic Development Departments as a Program Manager.

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