Upon ascending the banks where the Cuyahoga River meets Lake Erie in July of 1796, Moses Cleaveland and his surveyors from the Connecticut Land Company no doubt realized the prominent role the immense freshwater resources of the location could play in the rise of a great new city.
Over the course of the next two centuries, that vision has continued to ring true, with Greater Cleveland growing and thriving due to the immeasurable advantages of these vast natural assets. With more than a 127 trillion gallons of precious freshwater hugging our northern shores, our region offers fundamental societal and economic advantages that few places in the world can claim.
Today, our “blue economy” supports tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact, but the potential for new, innovative growth is ripe to be harnessed. Greater Cleveland Civic Connection partners have consistently planned and invested in ways that capitalize on our water resources and maximize their benefit to the community through improved quality, enhanced public access, and job creation.
This document highlights many of these efforts and what lies ahead for our bountiful water economy. See the full document below & learn more about Greater Cleveland Civic Connection HERE