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Presentation To The Ohio Regional Economic Development Alliance Study Committee, Thomas Bier Dec 2018

Presentation To The Ohio Regional Economic Development Alliance Study Committee, Thomas Bier

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Front International: Cleveland Triennial For Contemporary Art: An American City, Iryna Lendel, Matthew B. Ellerbrock Nov 2018

Front International: Cleveland Triennial For Contemporary Art: An American City, Iryna Lendel, Matthew B. Ellerbrock

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Shale Investment Dashboard In Ohio Q3 And Q4 2017, Andrew R. Thomas, Mark Henning, Kirby Date, Tahir E. Sondo Nov 2018

Shale Investment Dashboard In Ohio Q3 And Q4 2017, Andrew R. Thomas, Mark Henning, Kirby Date, Tahir E. Sondo

Urban Publications

This report presents findings from an investigation into shale-related investment in Ohio. The investment estimates are cumulative from July through December of 2017. Prior investments have previously been reported and are available from Cleveland State University. Subsequent reports will estimate additional investment since the date of this report.


Northeast Ohio Front Runners: Groups Of Regional Industry Drivers (Grids), Iryna Lendel, Merissa Piazza, Iryna Demko Nov 2018

Northeast Ohio Front Runners: Groups Of Regional Industry Drivers (Grids), Iryna Lendel, Merissa Piazza, Iryna Demko

Urban Publications

This research provides relevant, data-driven insights on competitive industries in the Northeast Ohio (NEO) economy over the 2013-2017 period. This report informs the reader on industries that over the last five years outperformed their national counterparts in wealth creation. These industries employ a significant amount of regional workforce, create sizable output, and have a regional competitive advantage. This research updates previous research conducted by the Regional Economic Competitiveness Strategy in 2011 and provides up-to-date insights into the future growth areas of NEO’s regional economy.


Rethinking Our Regional Identities, Robert Gleeson, Joseph Andre Oct 2018

Rethinking Our Regional Identities, Robert Gleeson, Joseph Andre

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


2018 Downstream Challenges And Opportunities, Iryna Lendel Oct 2018

2018 Downstream Challenges And Opportunities, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Dynamic Firm Location Network Model With Anticipatory Scenarios For The Northeast Ohio Region, Sanda Kaufman, Miron Kaufman, Mark Salling Oct 2018

Dynamic Firm Location Network Model With Anticipatory Scenarios For The Northeast Ohio Region, Sanda Kaufman, Miron Kaufman, Mark Salling

Urban Publications

Public policy and planning decisions require glimpses into the future, to assess how the social-ecological systems we plan for might evolve with or without policy intervention. To do so, one approach gaining currency is using anticipatory tools rather than predictions. Anticipation entails generating a range of possible systems futures (scenarios), instead of attempting to predict the one that will prevail. We use here a scenario-generating model, to anticipate where in a region businesses are likely to locate in time. Using data for Northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland–Akron–Lorain– Elyria, Ohio Combined Statistical Area, we estimate the model parameters. We ...


Doctoral Education And The Academic Job Market In Planning: 2017-2018, Joanna Ganning Sep 2018

Doctoral Education And The Academic Job Market In Planning: 2017-2018, Joanna Ganning

Urban Publications

This report presents a two-part analysis of Planning PhD programs and the Planning academy job market during the 2017-2018 academic year. The study was motivated by two descriptive research questions:

1. What does the Planning academy job market look like, and how much does it change from year to year?

2. Approximately how many PhDs graduate each year and where do they go?

Through the spring and summer of 2018, PhD program directors/coordinators (or other relevant members if a coordinator could not be identified or reached) were surveyed in 63 academic departments throughout the United States. Respondents provided information ...


The Economic And Fiscal Impact Of A Microgrid In Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, Andrew R. Thomas, Mark Henning, Kirby Date, Robert A. Simons Sep 2018

The Economic And Fiscal Impact Of A Microgrid In Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, Andrew R. Thomas, Mark Henning, Kirby Date, Robert A. Simons

Urban Publications

This report relates the results of an investigation into market conditions for a proposed microgrid in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, as well the potential for additional jobs, income, and tax revenues that might accompany such an enterprise. Power interruptions have been estimated to cost commercial and industrial customers more than $100 billion each year in the United States.1 Because microgrids can reduce or eliminate power disruptions, the proposed microgrid could position Cleveland to capture growth among those industries that experience relatively greater losses when power outages occur. This includes momentary interruptions, which account for a “substantial portion”2 of such ...


Inside The Margins: A Cleveland Literature Industry Study, Iryna Lendel, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ellen Cyran, Simon Husted, Dro Sohrabian, Jinhee Yun Sep 2018

Inside The Margins: A Cleveland Literature Industry Study, Iryna Lendel, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ellen Cyran, Simon Husted, Dro Sohrabian, Jinhee Yun

Urban Publications

Writing—humans documenting our history in the form of the “written word”—has been one of the largest transitive forces through time. The act of becoming an author, however—of moving away from the mere transcription of events to becoming the voice and translator of events—has changed how we examine ourselves, society, and life. Most of us remember the first novel that drew us into its story, thus changing how we looked out at the world, contributing to our emotional acumen, enriching our overall intelligence, and giving us a new perspective on our view of life. This is the ...


Cleveland’S Slavic Village: Stabilizing A Neighborhood Hit Hard By The Foreclosure Crisis (2006-2017), W Dennis Keating Sep 2018

Cleveland’S Slavic Village: Stabilizing A Neighborhood Hit Hard By The Foreclosure Crisis (2006-2017), W Dennis Keating

Urban Publications

Cleveland’s Slavic Village (and Broadway) is a neighborhood on the southeast side of Cleveland bordering the industrial valley. It grew with the arrival of European immigrants attracted by the jobs in the factories in the adjacent valley. Centered at Broadway and East 55th Street, the bustling neighborhood had commercial strips and churches serving a growing population. The total population peaked at 60,257 in 1950. As de-industrialization occurred in post-World War II Cleveland, so too did it affect Slavic Village as jobs left. By 2000, its population was about half (30,524) of what it had been half a ...


Trends Of U.S. Agricultural Cooperatives (1913-2016), Iryna Demko Sep 2018

Trends Of U.S. Agricultural Cooperatives (1913-2016), Iryna Demko

Urban Publications

This report identifies and describes national trends in the progression of agricultural cooperatives since 1913 with an emphasis on 2000s. As the number of agricultural cooperatives in the U.S. has declined, their size, represented by business volume and the number of members, increased. Based on 1976-2016 data, cooperatives’ total assets and equity have been increasing and were projected to grow in 2017. On average, 2% of cooperatives in the U.S. merged or were acquired . Average incidence rates of mergers and acquisitions during 2000-2012 (33 incidences) were lower than during 1980-1999 (83 incidences). Over time, the number of grain ...


Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis Of A Microgrid In Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, Ali H. Ahmed, Andrew R. Thomas, Mark Henning Aug 2018

Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis Of A Microgrid In Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, Ali H. Ahmed, Andrew R. Thomas, Mark Henning

Urban Publications

Increasing the resiliency of the electrical utility system in a region has numerous benefits to the residents, companies, and public entities operating in that region ranging from improved safety to financial impacts. However, attracting political interest and capital for such a major infrastructure improvement project requires an expectation from the potential participants that the project will be technically possible and economically attractive for investors. Performing a feasibility study is an important first step to ensure that a project is worthy of pursuit from both a technical and economic viewpoint.


Economic Impact Of The La Villa Hispana And El Mercado Projects, Ira Demko, Iryna Lendel, Candi Clouse, Heather Smith Aug 2018

Economic Impact Of The La Villa Hispana And El Mercado Projects, Ira Demko, Iryna Lendel, Candi Clouse, Heather Smith

Urban Publications

This report analyzes the potential economic impact of La Villa Hispana’s construction and operation proposed in the Clark‐Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, the home to the densest population of Hispanic residents in the State of Ohio. We separately estimate the economic impact of El Mercado, one of the foundational projects of the La Villa Hispana development. The economic impacts are assessed on the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and the State of Ohio.


Greater University Circle Initiative: Year 7 Evaluation Report, Molly Schnoke, Merissa Piazza, Heather Smith, Liam Robinson Jul 2018

Greater University Circle Initiative: Year 7 Evaluation Report, Molly Schnoke, Merissa Piazza, Heather Smith, Liam Robinson

Urban Publications

The Greater University Circle Economic Inclusion (GUCI) Initiative has surpassed a decade of existence by connecting neighborhoods, businesses, and leaders throughout seven neighborhoods that encompass Greater University Circle (GUC) in Cleveland, Ohio. This initiative was first assembled by the Cleveland Foundation in 2005 to bring together the three major anchor institutions located in these neighborhoods (Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals Health System) to convene and meet shared goals by harnessing their collective economic power. It is important to recognize that in many other anchor initiatives in other parts of the country, initiatives are brought by ...


The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2017, Iryna Lendel, Jinhee Yun Jun 2018

The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2017, Iryna Lendel, Jinhee Yun

Urban Publications

Economic impact is an analytical approach used to estimate the benefits generated by an entity for an affected region. This study uses an input-output (I-O) model to estimate the effect of NASA Glenn Research Center’s spending on the economies of Northeast Ohio (NEO) and Ohio. This analytical tool measures economic impact in terms of growth in output (sales), value added (output less intermediary goods), number of new and supported jobs, labor income, and tax revenues. For FY 2017 study, the Center used a methodology to measure NASA Glenn’s impact on the economies of Northeast Ohio and Ohio, as ...


Legislation Meets Tradition: Interpretations And Implications Of The Volunteer Protection Act For Nonprofit Organizations As Viewed Through The Lens Of Hermeneutics, Patricia Groble, Nicholas C. Zingale, Joseph Mead May 2018

Legislation Meets Tradition: Interpretations And Implications Of The Volunteer Protection Act For Nonprofit Organizations As Viewed Through The Lens Of Hermeneutics, Patricia Groble, Nicholas C. Zingale, Joseph Mead

Urban Publications

Volunteers enable nonprofit organizations to reach more clients and more effectively fulfill their missions. However, the good done by these volunteers may be offset by their careless behavior. Rising fears that resulting lawsuits and monetary damages would deter potential volunteers from volunteering caused Congress to enact the Volunteer Protection Act. This research studies court decisions to ascertain whether the law fulfills its purpose and considers the implications of these interpretations for nonprofit managers. It also tests the usefulness of the hermeneutical approach to legal interpretation and to determine how the Act has changed as a result of these court decisions.


2017 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Service Provider Program, Candi Clouse, Ira Demko, Nicholas C. Zingale May 2018

2017 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Service Provider Program, Candi Clouse, Ira Demko, Nicholas C. Zingale

Urban Publications

The 2018 report on the economic impact of companies funded and/or assisted by the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Services Provider Program (ESP) shows findings and evidence of the growth of the supported firms over time. These companies not only have a significant workforce and expenditures, they also have a total of 2,313 issued patents and 6,777 patents pending. In 2017 alone, there were 891 issued patents and 920 patents pending.

The ESP is a collaborative entrepreneurial support network funded in part by Ohio Third Frontier that includes accelerators, incubators, angel funds, and other organizations dedicated to commercializing technologies ...


Feasibility Analysis: Borderlight International Theatre Festival, Merissa Piazza, Molly Schnoke, Nick F. Zingale, Iryna Lendel Apr 2018

Feasibility Analysis: Borderlight International Theatre Festival, Merissa Piazza, Molly Schnoke, Nick F. Zingale, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

BorderLight International Theater Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established to launch a summer festival of contemporary international theater in Cleveland beginning in July 2019. Co-directors Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence have spearheaded BorderLight’s inception and programming. BorderLight is conceptualized in its debut form as a four-day international theater festival located in Cleveland, Ohio.1 It will include curated performances by international, national, and local artists—as well as an independent fringe festival—and will focus on engagement with underserved audiences and communities.2 This makes BorderLight a bifurcated theater festival, which is a combination of a curated ...


Our Pathway To A Brighter Future: Ohio’S New Americans, Allison Herre, Eugenio Mollo Jr., Lourdes Narváez Soto, Richey Piiparinen, Manju Sankarappa, Guadalupe Velasquez Mar 2018

Our Pathway To A Brighter Future: Ohio’S New Americans, Allison Herre, Eugenio Mollo Jr., Lourdes Narváez Soto, Richey Piiparinen, Manju Sankarappa, Guadalupe Velasquez

Urban Publications

Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio’s New Americans explores Ohio’s immigrant history and the lives of immigrants living here today. It relies on data collected by federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as information generated locally. The report does not represent the official views of any of the entities involved in its production.


Eastern Ohio Shale Dashboard - March 1st, 2018, Iryna Lendel, Dro Sohrabian Mar 2018

Eastern Ohio Shale Dashboard - March 1st, 2018, Iryna Lendel, Dro Sohrabian

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


The Healing Economy: An Economic Development Framework For Cleveland, Richey Piiparinen, Jim Russell, Valdis Krebs Jan 2018

The Healing Economy: An Economic Development Framework For Cleveland, Richey Piiparinen, Jim Russell, Valdis Krebs

Urban Publications

  • The Cleveland metro has the densest health science labor market in the nation, with 14.5% of the region’s workforce employed in high-skilled healthcare delivery. Cleveland is ahead of Philadelphia (14.1%) and Boston (14.1%).
  • Since 2002, healthcare and social assistance jobs in Cuyahoga County increased from approximately 104,500 to 131,700, with the aggregate income from those jobs growing from an inflation-adjusted $4.8 billion to $6.9 billion in 2016.
  • A significant amount of Cuyahoga County’s healthcare jobs are clustered in Cleveland’s Health Tech Corridor. In 2003, 26.4% of all healthcare and ...


Variety Village District Economic Analysis: Retail Market Expansion, Economic Impact, And Fiscal Impact, Robert A. Simons, Kirby Date, Georgina Figueroa, N. Colt Ossoff, Mattias Amoroso Jan 2018

Variety Village District Economic Analysis: Retail Market Expansion, Economic Impact, And Fiscal Impact, Robert A. Simons, Kirby Date, Georgina Figueroa, N. Colt Ossoff, Mattias Amoroso

Urban Publications

This study outlines the economic and fiscal impacts of the redevelopment of the Variety Village District, comprised of the Variety Theatre Complex, a new public parking lot, and 40,000 square feet of new retail along Lorain Avenue. In addition, as shown in the full report, a portion of the location decision for at least three local industries which are moving to, or expanding their enterprise in, the immediate Westown neighborhood, can be attributed to the catalytic effect of the Variety Village District redevelopment.


The Spatial Spillover Impact Of Land Bank Properties On Nearby Home Sale Values In Cleveland, Oh, Chansun Hong Jan 2018

The Spatial Spillover Impact Of Land Bank Properties On Nearby Home Sale Values In Cleveland, Oh, Chansun Hong

ETD Archive

The land bank is a government entity that focuses on the conversion of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties into productive use. The object of the land bank is to gain control over the city’s problem properties to make possible their timely and productive reuse. The land bank has become a popular policy measure to control the distressed properties in the neighborhood following the foreclosure crisis across in the United States. The objective of this study is to evaluate the spillover effect of the land bank on nearby properties. The primary research question is as follows: has the land bank ...