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    • Business Resources: Workforce Support for the Tech Industry

      RITE is Northeast Ohio’s IT workforce alliance and the tech talent arm of the GCP. As an integral part of GCP’s broader talent agenda, RITE accelerates the development of a diverse, highly- skilled IT workforce by: mobilizing employers, leadership, involvement, and support optimizing regional efforts through performance accountability and shared resources delivering programming that builds the interest, skills, knowledge, experience, and connections students and job seekers need to pursue IT careers in Northeast Ohio. Since its inception, RITE has served as a critical nexus between regional employers, colleges and universities, high schools, workforce, and economic development organizations with partnerships and programming that span Lorain County, Greater Cleveland, Akron/Summit County, and Mahoning Valley. In 2019, GCP RITE created a unified structure to drive an employer-led tech talent strategy. In 2020, with this foundation in place, GCP RITE was selected as the intermediary for Workforce Connect IT Sector Partnership. In general, GCP RITE addresses two pressing economic issues: a significant shortage of IT talent for employers and the need for clear and actionable IT career pathways for students and jobseekers. ”Workforce Connect IT, a new IT sector partnership initiative, is focused on connecting employers to the right skilled talent, as well as improving economic opportunity for residents of Cuyahoga County, including an emphasis on reducing racial disparities in economic outcomes within the IT workforce.” says Shana Marbury, SVP, Talent & Chief Legal Counsel for GCP “There has never been a more urgent moment in time to double-down on our commitment to equity and inclusion as we launch this new initiative.” Driving all of this work is a commitment to performance accountability. In 2021, GCP RITE will publish new dashboards to gauge our community’s and GCP RITE’s progress against specific key performance indicators. Employer input into this process is vital. Starting this fall, RITE is recruiting fifty companies to form the NEO50, representing the region across various industries, sizes, and geographies, to create a baseline for these dashboards. RITE intends to create NEO50 over the winter and to establish the data baselines by early 2021. Future targets for improvement will be set by RITE’s Regional Leadership Board, in conjunction with the development of the IT Sector Partnership. For more information about the Workforce Connect IT sector partnership, GCP RITE dashboards, the NEO 50 or to learn more about engaging with RITE, contact Dean Trilling, dtrilling@OhioRITE.com.

    • 2020 Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting

      The Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting includes: GCP Talks from national and local experts on topics of most pertinence to today’s challenges, including: Loretta Mester, President, and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator Dr. Marla Perez-David, Director of NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center Craig Arnold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Bill Lacey, President, and CEO of GE Lighting, a Savant company Paul Dolan, Chairman/CEO of the Cleveland Indians Sally Gries, Founder of Gries Financial Group Dr. Alex Johnson, President of Cuyahoga Community College Harlan Sands, President of Cleveland State University An update on GCP’s Priorities and Forward CLE Strategic Plan from: Scott Chaikin, Chairman of Dix & Eaton and Chair of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors Joe Roman, President, and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Eric Schnur, Chairman, President, and CEO of Lubrizol and Incoming Chair of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors

    • Cast Nylons expanding operations in Willoughby

      Cast Nylons Co., Ltd., North America’s largest cast nylon manufacturer, announced today that it will expand its operations in Willoughby, Ohio, purchasing and refurbishing a pair of buildings adjacent to their current location. The new space will allow the company to expand their product portfolio of 100% American-manufactured cast nylon products, making them more competitive vs. international competition in the North American market and enhancing their ability to serve their customer base. The project will allow the company to expand its workforce over the next three years in addition to retaining the existing employees at the Willoughby location. “We are committed to Greater Cleveland and excited about our company’s future,” stated Jack Thorp, CEO and President of Cast Nylons. “2020 has been an uncertain time for many businesses but, with the guidance and support of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the City of Willoughby, and JobsOhio, we realized the best business case for us was to expand our operations right here in Northeast Ohio to better serve our customers and continue to invest in the community that has been critical to our success.” “GCP appreciates Cast Nylons’ investment in Lake County,” said Joe Roman, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. “We are pleased to support the long-term growth of another strong local company in our manufacturing industry, which continues to be the cornerstone of Greater Cleveland’s economy.” Led by Scott Harrington, Senior Manager for Business Growth & Development, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, worked collaboratively with partners at the Lake County Port & Economic Development Authority, the city of Willoughby, Team NEO and JobsOhio to ensure the company’s expansion took place in Northeast Ohio. “Cast Nylons has been a part of the Willoughby fabric for over forty years and is a leading producer of cast nylon products in North America,” said Willoughby Mayor Robert Fiala. “We are very pleased to be able to help incentivize Cast Nylons’ proposed expansion project. Job creation is key to our City’s success, and we are committed to remaining an attractive place for businesses to locate and grow.” “Northeast Ohio is an advanced manufacturing powerhouse, making up 20% of our region’s GRP with more than 270,000 workers, including more than 18,000 in the chemicals sector,” said Bill Koehler, Team NEO CEO. “Cast Nylons’ expansion is an example of how manufacturers are growing with talent from this region. We look forward to working with our local partners and JobsOhio to ensure Cast Nylons’ continued success.” About Cast Nylons Co., Ltd. Cast Nylons is a poly-chemical manufacturer and the premier producer of NYCAST® cast nylon solutions in North America. Cast Nylons is a proud partner of IAPD, our plastics distribution partners, and the various industries we serve, including but not limited to construction, wastewater treatment, food processing, material handling, oil & gas, steel mills, agriculture, minding, and marine. To learn more about the NYCAST® advantage please visit www.castnylon.com About Greater Cleveland Partnership With more than 12,000 members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. GCP is focused on driving the economic vitality of our region through building a strong and thriving climate for the broad business community, including small businesses, middle-market companies and large corporations. About Team NEO Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in Northeast Ohio’s 18-county region; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market Northeast Ohio as a region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. For more information, visit teamneo.org. About JobsOhio JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio though Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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    • Tech Elevator | GCP INGEAR

      IT careers are some of the highest-paying jobs in the Cleveland region with a median annual salary of $78k. They are also some of the most in-demand by local employers, with five of the top twenty in-demand jobs coming from the IT sector. Despite high wages and excellent career advancement opportunities, area companies are having a hard time filling available openings. The number of IT credentials awarded each year in northeast Ohio significantly lags behind employer demand causing a large talent gap. To help fill this IT talent gap, Greater Cleveland Partnership has partnered with Tech Elevator, a nationally recognized coding Bootcamp located in Cleveland, to administer an aptitude test to incumbent and displaced workers. This aptitude test can help companies identify employees with a high potential for learning software development skills as well as helping displaced job seekers figure out if they have the skillset necessary to pursue a career in software development. $78K avg annual salary in Cleveland 5 of 20 in-demand jobs 4,000+ unfilled entry-level jobs each year Take The Apitude Test

    • Home | Greater Cleveland Partnership INGEAR

      Welcome To A Greater Cleveland Project Management Site Selection Talent Energy Solutions Public Sector Coordination Let The Greater Cleveland Partnership Get Your Business INGEAR IN dustry G rowth , E xpansion , A ttraction , R etention The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) portal was created to help businesses easily access the resources that Greater Cleveland has with the goal to help industry growth, expansion, attraction, and retention efforts in the region INGEAR Enter Let The Greater Cleveland Partnership Get Your Business INGEAR A Land On The Rise By any number of metrics, Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are the core of one of the nation’s strongest metro areas with formidable momentum. ​ Cleveland boasts a great and storied history and its recent progress ignited by major investments that have accelerated growth and new opportunities for our community. There’s a renewed sense of confidence and readiness for what comes next. We have been forged by a legacy of innovators and makers, grown to prominence as a global healthcare capital, and are looking ahead to the next decade of innovation and growth in Greater Cleveland. ​ This is a community where companies, organizations, and individuals thrive and where a national model for public-private partnership has demonstrated the ability – time and again – to tackle major initiatives and move with agility and velocity when we see significant opportunity. ​ There has never been a better time to thrive in “The Land.”- and there remains much work to do together. Join us as we continue our journey to new heights. Why Cleveland INGEAR Suite Of Services Project Management Whether you need help financing real estate, machinery, equipment or technology – whatever your business need - we provide you with the comprehensive advisory services and access to resources your project needs from concept to completion Learn More > Site Selection Let our team lead your site search for a new building or property for expansion, relocation or consolidation that will help your company grow Learn More > Talent Career & Technical Education, Apprenticeships, Sector Partnerships and more. Our talent team is here to help with any workforce issues you and your company are facing whether it's Learn More > Energy Solutions Let us coordinate utility rate procurement, conduct energy audits, provide energy efficiency rebates, and financing options, including CPACE, for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects Learn More > Public Sector Coordination Benefit from our established relationships with public and civic partners that promote regional mobility, infrastructure reliability, environmental health, and quality of life Learn More > Advocacy GCPs Advocacy Team understands the legislative processes of all levels of government and how the results impact the business community. The GCP team works in close collaboration with our businesses, all industries, and all sizes, to ensure their needs are heard and we generate support for meaningful change on the business community’s behalf. Learn More Equity & Inclusion: Creating Jobs and Opportunities for All Individuals Since 2001, GCP's Equity & Inclusion program has been working to close racial disparities in jobs, income, and wealth. Doing so by growing minority-owned enterprises and increasing equity & inclusion in the region. Business Growth Collaborative The Marketplace

    • Project Management | Greater Cleveland Partnership INGEAR

      Project Management Project Management Site Selection Talent Energy Solutions Public Sector Coordination Maximize Your Results With INGEAR At GCP your business is our priority. Our team of experts serves as your trusted advisors. From concept to completion our team is here to help you maximize resources and get the gears turning for your business growth. We are here to serve as your connection to the broader economic development ecosystem and all its public and private providers. GCP provides these services at no cost to you - our client. Business Advisory Services Whether you already call Greater Cleveland home or are looking to locate to The Land – GCP will provide you with comprehensive project management and advisory services designed to accelerate your success. Learn More Access To Resources GCP connects you to the right resources for your business growth and development needs. We identify and provide access to our private, public and civic partners – locally, regionally and statewide. Learn More Business Outreach and Engagement We know that to understand your needs, we need to understand your business. Schedule an on-site visit with GCP today to discuss your growth opportunities and challenges. We’ll drive solutions together. Schedule Now INGEAR Results Together With Our Economic Development Partners Since 2017 2,113 Company Visits 11,318 Jobs Created 30,861 Jobs Retained $2.3 Billion Invested Highlighted Projects Consolidated Precision Products Announced that it will open a new advanced manufacturing facility in Euclid, Ohio. This expansion will result in a new 135,000 SF building and 120 new jobs. Learn More > London Stock Exchange Group Elite Announced that Cleveland has been selected as the home of its Americas headquarters. ELITE is the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) international business support program for small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs). Learn More > MAN Holdings Cleveland's first private C-PACE financed commercial property improvement. For the last three years, the real estate investment firm MAN Holdings has successfully renovated hundreds of units in the Cleveland market. Learn More > Let's Meet And Discuss Your Project Business Visit Let's meet at your business to understand the best way to help Schedule Now Consultation Call Help us understand problems you're facing & how we can assist Schedule Now Energy Consultation Our team will perform an energy audit to see where you can save money Schedule Now

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