Connect With One of Us, Benefit From All of Us

 

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County’s robust and agile network of public, private, and philanthropic partners creates a cohesive economic development ecosystem unlike any other in the nation. Working with one of us provides access to the full spectrum of resources, including neighborhood level organizations, state and federal governments, utility and infrastructure agencies, workforce development organizations, private developers, and key industry experts.

 

Partners

The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development provides technical assistance,creative financing and educational opportunities that will ensure a vibrant economic future for the region. Our mission is to provide assistance to businesses expanding within or relocating 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.

The Cuyahoga County Department of Development works to facilitate job creation and economic growth by developing and administering creative and innovative programs in community development, economic development, and housing. Our professional staff works with local elected officials, business leaders, small business owners, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, arts and cultural organizations, and universities to provide technical assistance and educational opportunities that will ensure a vibrant economic future for our region.

The Cuyahoga Land Bank serves as a key partner in urban land aggregations, research and spatial analysis for development. Whether partners are seeking land and buildings in opportunity zone or project-based geographies throughout the county, the Land Bank can serve as a valuable research and land assembly tool. Through its unique land banking powers, the Land Bank has directly assisted project developers and political subdivisions with assembling parcels for dozens of projects resulting in over $250 million of investment.

With more than 11,000 members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership is one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the country. We’re focused on building a strong and thriving climate for the broad business community, including small businesses, middle market companies and large corporations. We do this by mobilizing private-sector leadership, expertise and resources to create attractive business conditions that create jobs, grow investment and improve the economic prosperity of the region.

Cleveland Development Advisors is a real estate and business development finance organization that invests private capital and New Markets Tax Credit allocations into catalytic projects in Cleveland. We have helped provide financing for more than 130 projects, including regional icons such as the Gateway sports complex, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and FirstEnergy Stadium

The Fund for Our Economic Future is an alliance of funders -- foundations, corporations, education institutions, health care systems, business and civic organizations, and government entities -- from across Northeast Ohio, who pool their resources and collective know-how to strengthen and sustain the regional economy in ways that also increase access to opportunity for all people. The members of the Fund all agree that a healthy economy is necessary to advance their diverse missions.