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Northeast Ohio Grids Monitor, Merissa Piazza Apr 2019

Northeast Ohio Grids Monitor, Merissa Piazza

Urban Publications

Groups of Regional Industry Drivers (GRIDs) were identified in Northeast Ohio (NEO). GRIDs are wealth-creating industries that have a strong regional specialization, growing output, rising productivity, and local competitive advantage. Overall, the three identified GRIDs—Professional Services, Growing Legacy Manufacturing, and Oil and Gas—contributed nearly 40% ($90.4 billion) to NEO’s total output and employed 20% (369,054 people) of NEO workforce in 2018. This research provides an update on the performance of GRIDs economy focusing on 2017-18 changes and projections for 2019. Calculations in this monitor are based on the data from Moody's Analytics Economy.com.


Youngstown Msa: Growing Regional Industry Drivers (Grids), Iryna Lendel, Iryna Demko, Merissa Piazza, Samuel Owusu-Agyemang, Matthew Ellerbrock, Kyle Jarus Mar 2019

Youngstown Msa: Growing Regional Industry Drivers (Grids), Iryna Lendel, Iryna Demko, Merissa Piazza, Samuel Owusu-Agyemang, Matthew Ellerbrock, Kyle Jarus

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


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.


2018 Downstream Challenges And Opportunities, Iryna Lendel Oct 2018

2018 Downstream Challenges And Opportunities, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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 ...


Greater University Circle Initiative: Year 5 Evaluation Report, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Kenneth Kalynchuk May 2016

Greater University Circle Initiative: Year 5 Evaluation Report, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Kenneth Kalynchuk

Urban Publications

In 2015, the partners of the Greater University Circle Economic Inclusion Initiative reached an important milestone—5 years of working together to revitalize the seven neighborhoods that comprise Greater University Circle (GUC). This milestone offers an opportunity to take a step back and reflect on why the group first came together as well as their collective accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities. This fifth evaluation report includes a very brief summary of the history of the Initiative before launching into reflections from the participants on the major accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities on the horizon. It concludes with significant outcomes to date. The ...


Economic Impact Of Ohio Aerospace Institute, Fy 1998-2015, Candi Clouse, Kenneth S. Kalynchuk Feb 2016

Economic Impact Of Ohio Aerospace Institute, Fy 1998-2015, Candi Clouse, Kenneth S. Kalynchuk

Urban Publications

This report assesses the contributions of The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) to the economy of the State of Ohio during the specific period of its 1998-2015 fiscal years. The study was conducted by the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. The impact of OAI is described here in terms of the employment, labor income, value added, output, and tax revenue generated because of OAI’s presence in the state. The impacts of OAI’s four main operating functions were assessed, including OAI operating expenses, OAI employee compensation, support to industry ...


University Circle & Little Italy Study: Demographic Trends, Property Assessment, And Recommendations For Neighborhood Revitalization, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Ellen Cyran, Paul Boehnlein, Bryan Townley, Kenneth Kalynchuk Oct 2015

University Circle & Little Italy Study: Demographic Trends, Property Assessment, And Recommendations For Neighborhood Revitalization, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Ellen Cyran, Paul Boehnlein, Bryan Townley, Kenneth Kalynchuk

Urban Publications

This report was prepared at the request of University Circle Inc. (UCI) and Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation (LIRC), and was funded by The Cleveland Foundation. The research was conducted by the Center for Economic Development and the Center for Community Planning & Development at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs and by the Thriving Communities Institute at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

This report presents the findings from a detailed demographic analysis and property conditions assessment. These findings inform program and policy recommendations to guide future efforts to manage development, as well as to stabilize and revitalize the ...


Economic Profile: Village Of Middlefield, Ohio, Kirby Date Jun 2015

Economic Profile: Village Of Middlefield, Ohio, Kirby Date

Urban Publications

A small town of 2700 residents in rural eastern Geauga County, the Village of Middlefield has nonetheless taken an aggressive approach to attracting business, resulting in sizable local employment that is disproportionate to its small population. As of 2012, 5900 people were employed in the Village and its immediate vicinity, with the potential for an additional 2000 in non-employment and family-based businesses. Businesses have been particularly attracted by the stable, skilled workforce, the small town lifestyle, and the Village’s support for business retention and expansion.

A large proportion of the Village’s employment, in 2012 over 60%, is based ...


Greater University Circle Initiative: Year 4 Evaluation Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Kenneth Kalynchuk Jun 2015

Greater University Circle Initiative: Year 4 Evaluation Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Kenneth Kalynchuk

Urban Publications

This report evaluates the fourth year of the Economic Inclusion program of the Greater University Circle Initiative (GUCI) in Cleveland, Ohio, namely the activities and accomplishments during 2014. The GUCI combines the economic power of anchor institutions with the resources of philanthropy and government to create economic opportunity, build individual wealth, and strengthen communities in the neighborhoods around University Circle and the Health Tech Corridor of Cleveland. The program, spearheaded by The Cleveland Foundation, is based on the premise that anchor institutions and residents share an interest in revitalizing their neighborhoods and by working together they can create jobs, income ...


2014 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian Apr 2015

2014 Economic Impact Of Companies Funded And/Or Assisted By The Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

This report measures the economic impact of early-stage companies that have been supported by JumpStart Inc. and its partners in the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) in 2014. Companies included in this report have received significant technical assistance and direct investment funding from entrepreneurial support organizations in the ESP or purely technical assistance. It is important to note that North Coast Angel Fund invests in companies throughout Ohio and the economic outcomes generated by these firms are included in the statewide economic impact reported here; while the remainder of the ESP’s entrepreneurial acceleration activities are confined geographically to ...


Water Resources Shaping Ohio's Future: Water Efficiency Manual For Industrial, Commercial, And Institutional Facilities (Report), Serena Alexander, Wendy A. Kellogg, Iryna Lendel, Andrew R. Thomas, Nicholas C. Zingale Jun 2014

Water Resources Shaping Ohio's Future: Water Efficiency Manual For Industrial, Commercial, And Institutional Facilities (Report), Serena Alexander, Wendy A. Kellogg, Iryna Lendel, Andrew R. Thomas, Nicholas C. Zingale

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Water Resources Shaping Ohio's Future: Water Efficiency Manual For Industrial, Commercial, And Institutional Facilities (Presentation), Serena Alexander, Wendy A. Kellogg, Iryna Lendel, Andrew R. Thomas, Nicholas C. Zingale Jun 2014

Water Resources Shaping Ohio's Future: Water Efficiency Manual For Industrial, Commercial, And Institutional Facilities (Presentation), Serena Alexander, Wendy A. Kellogg, Iryna Lendel, Andrew R. Thomas, Nicholas C. Zingale

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Distinctly Cleveland: How The Arts Are Helping To Revitalize Rust Belt Cities, Gregory M. Sadlek, Joan Chase Jan 2014

Distinctly Cleveland: How The Arts Are Helping To Revitalize Rust Belt Cities, Gregory M. Sadlek, Joan Chase

English Faculty Publications

This book addresses many of the common reasons why the so-called “Rust Belt” cities suffered decline and the many solutions proposed and efforts already undertaken that seek to reverse the decline and spur rejuvenation. The contributors discuss the reasons for the decline including globalization, energy policy–related issues, and even the impact of air conditioning on location decisions. They also detail many of the entrepreneurial efforts undertaken in cities like Cleveland that are helping to reinvigorate once-depressed areas, offer suggestions related to investments in workforce training and current energy policy, critique the use of economic development subsidies, discuss the success ...


Moving Ohio Manufacturing Forward: Competitive Electricity Pricing, Iryna Lendel, Sunjoo Park, Andrew R. Thomas Feb 2013

Moving Ohio Manufacturing Forward: Competitive Electricity Pricing, Iryna Lendel, Sunjoo Park, Andrew R. Thomas

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


An Assessment Of Eda's Partnership Planning Program, George A. Erickcek, Brad Watts, Larry C. Ledebur, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, Kevin E. O'Brien, Andrew Batson, Jim Robey, Jacob Duritsky, Kim Merik Aug 2011

An Assessment Of Eda's Partnership Planning Program, George A. Erickcek, Brad Watts, Larry C. Ledebur, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, Kevin E. O'Brien, Andrew Batson, Jim Robey, Jacob Duritsky, Kim Merik

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.