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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

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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

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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

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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 6 Evaluation Report, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Nick Downer, Liam Robinson May 2017

Greater University Circle Initiative: Year 6 Evaluation Report, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Nick Downer, Liam Robinson

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The Greater University Circle Economic Inclusion Initiative is a unique multi-anchor, place-based effort to revitalize the seven neighborhoods that comprise Greater University Circle (GUC) in Cleveland, Ohio. Convened in 2005 by the Cleveland Foundation, it involves three anchor institutions: The Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Health System, along with the city of Cleveland and many other partners. This sixth evaluation report highlights the group’s major accomplishments and challenges, and looks to the future of this unique initiative. The report also tracks progress toward meeting the goals set forth at the outset: Buy Local, Hire Local ...


Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Caroline Taich, Merissa Piazza, Kara Carter, Alexa Wilcox Dec 2016

Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Caroline Taich, Merissa Piazza, Kara Carter, Alexa Wilcox

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Examining entrepreneurial ecosystem measurement is an interesting and important research activity for several reasons. First, there is a significant amount of taxpayer investment in play through public financing of small businesses and early stage companies. Second, practitioners and funders are currently seeking ways to expand entrepreneurial activity in order to increase regional prosperity.

The goal of this research study is to quantitatively and qualitatively explore the indicators of entrepreneurial ecosystems. This study, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, focuses on two major questions: 1) what are the indicators of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and which of these best reflect ...


Practitioner Guidebook: Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Merissa Piazza Dec 2016

Practitioner Guidebook: Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Merissa Piazza

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This study, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, focuses on two major empirical questions: 1) Does the theoretical model established by Stangler and Bell-Masterson (2015) quantitatively hold for regions? Meaning, when the theoretical model is empirically evaluated, will the same data groupings emerge? and 2) What are the key indicators which entrepreneurs and the economic literature view as essential for entrepreneurial ecosystem vibrancy?


Best Practices Of Creating Innovation Exchange Web Portals Across The States, Iryna Lendel, Simon Husted, Luke Seaberg, Serena Alexander Jun 2016

Best Practices Of Creating Innovation Exchange Web Portals Across The States, Iryna Lendel, Simon Husted, Luke Seaberg, Serena Alexander

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Since their initial development in the late 1990s, expert web portals have been an evolving tool for universities, systems of higher education, and economic development organizations. The web portals are searchable, web-based databases of university scholars and researchers that feature, at a minimum, information on their expertise, innovation products and publications. Many of the portals are growing to include information on universities’ physical assets and equipment, regional strengths, and additional services such as networking and analytical tools for research.

Although these searchable databases have proven useful in helping economic development leaders, government, research colleagues, and internal university staff, their role ...


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

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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 ...


Comprehensive Community Housing Study And Needs Analysis, Kathryn W. Hexter, Kirby Date, Charlie Post, Molly Schnoke, Ellen Cyran Mar 2016

Comprehensive Community Housing Study And Needs Analysis, Kathryn W. Hexter, Kirby Date, Charlie Post, Molly Schnoke, Ellen Cyran

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In the fall of 2014, the City of Kent (“city” or “Kent”), in partnership with Kent State University (“KSU” or “university”), engaged the team composed of Allegro Realty Advisors and Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Centers for Community Planning and Development and Economic Development (collectively the “consulting team”) to create a Comprehensive Community Housing Study and Needs Analysis (“study”). As stated in the request for proposals, the study has three objectives:

• Provide data that can guide public policy decisions in the area of housing and identify proposed action items that can be implemented to ...


Machining: A Summary Of The Literature, Merissa Piazza, Serena Alexander, Marcus Notaro Jun 2015

Machining: A Summary Of The Literature, Merissa Piazza, Serena Alexander, Marcus Notaro

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The Center for Economic Development at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University prepared this report for the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) at The Ohio State University. The objective of this study is to provide background analysis of the machining industry for the OMI as they prepare a roadmap for the future and recommendations concerning this industry for the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA).

This report provides a literature review and summary of findings. Literature was collected and reviewed from various sources on the machining and machine tool industries. Academic articles, reports, and studies were collated and ...


Box Office Ohio: Analysis And Economic Impact Of The Film Industry In Northeast Ohio And Ohio, Candi Clouse, Nikki Glazer Jun 2015

Box Office Ohio: Analysis And Economic Impact Of The Film Industry In Northeast Ohio And Ohio, Candi Clouse, Nikki Glazer

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Filming in Ohio has increased since the adoption of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit. After the blockbusters Spiderman 3 and The Avengers were filmed in the Cleveland metropolitan area, the city saw another comic book hero come to town when it doubled as Washington, D.C. for Captain America: Winter Soldier. Cleveland’s reputation as a sports town came to the forefront in the film Draft Day, highlighting the Cleveland Browns football franchise which, but for the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, would have been about the Buffalo Bills. These large-scale movies bring an influx of outside money to ...


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 ...


Materials Joining And Forming: A Summary Of The Literature, Merissa Piazza, Serena Alexander Jun 2015

Materials Joining And Forming: A Summary Of The Literature, Merissa Piazza, Serena Alexander

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The Center for Economic Development at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University prepared this report for the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) at The Ohio State University. The objective of this study is to provide background analysis of the materials joining and forming industries for the OMI as they prepare a roadmap for the future and recommendations concerning these industries for the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). This report provides a literature review and summary of findings.

Literature was collected and reviewed from various sources on the materials joining and forming industries. Academic articles, reports, and studies ...


Molding: A Summary Of The Literature, Merissa Piazza, Serena Alexander May 2015

Molding: A Summary Of The Literature, Merissa Piazza, Serena Alexander

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The Center for Economic Development at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University prepared this report for the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) at The Ohio State University. The objective of this study is to provide background analysis of the plastic and polymer molding industry for the OMI as they prepare a roadmap for the future and recommendations concerning this industry for the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). This report provides a literature review and summary of findings.

Literature was collected and reviewed from various sources on the plastic and polymer molding industry. Academic articles, reports, and studies ...


Additive Manufacturing: A Summary Of The Literature, Merissa Piazza, Serena Alexander Apr 2015

Additive Manufacturing: A Summary Of The Literature, Merissa Piazza, Serena Alexander

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The Center for Economic Development at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University prepared this report for the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) at The Ohio State University. The objective of this study is to provide background analysis of additive manufacturing (AM) for the OMI as they prepare a roadmap for the future and recommendations on AM for the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA).1 This report is a literature review and summary of findings.

Literature on AM was collected from various sources. Academic articles, reports, and studies were collated and analyzed from databases, internet searches, and publications ...


Machining Industry: Survey & Focus Groups, Merissa Piazza, Edward W. Hill, Molly Schnoke Oct 2014

Machining Industry: Survey & Focus Groups, Merissa Piazza, Edward W. Hill, Molly Schnoke

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The Center for Economic Development (the Center) at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University was retained by TechSolve to produce an online survey and conduct focus groups of Ohio businesses in the machining industry. The survey and focus groups are part of a broader effort managed by TechSolve for the Ohio Manufacturing Institute and Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) to develop a roadmap for the machining industry in Ohio.

This executive summary covers the two main chapters of this report: the Survey of Machining Businesses and Machining Business Focus Groups. The survey examines the ...


Understanding Ohio's Electricity Markets: Characteristics, Structure And Price, Iryna Lendel, Andrew R. Thomas Aug 2014

Understanding Ohio's Electricity Markets: Characteristics, Structure And Price, Iryna Lendel, Andrew R. Thomas

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No abstract provided.


The Need For Cleveland Promise, Merissa Piazza, Marcus Notaro, Nikki Glazer, Ziona Austrian Jul 2014

The Need For Cleveland Promise, Merissa Piazza, Marcus Notaro, Nikki Glazer, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

Many cities throughout the United States have created educational “promise” campaigns. Cities such as Kalamazoo and Pittsburgh have offered students money to attend college if they were enrolled in an urban public school and met other specific curriculum goals. These policies were created based on economic development research that cities and regions benefit from having population with education beyond high school. Studies have shown that the more educated a city’s population is, the more rapidly the city will experience growth. Moreover, cities with a diverse mix of jobs and a high concentration of human capital will attract employers, other ...


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

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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

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No abstract provided.


Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Formative And System Change Report, Year 3, Kathryn W. Hexter, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse, Serineh Baboomian May 2014

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Formative And System Change Report, Year 3, Kathryn W. Hexter, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse, Serineh Baboomian

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Programs And Projects Report, Year 3, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter May 2014

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Programs And Projects Report, Year 3, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter

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Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Formative Report Year 2, Kathryn Hexter, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse May 2013

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Formative Report Year 2, Kathryn Hexter, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse

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Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: A Report Of System Changes And Their Outcome Measures Year 2, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Serineh Baboomian, Candi Clouse May 2013

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: A Report Of System Changes And Their Outcome Measures Year 2, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Serineh Baboomian, Candi Clouse

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Living Cities Integration Initiative: Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Year 2 Programs & Project Report, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Serineh Baboomian, Joe Andre May 2013

Living Cities Integration Initiative: Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Year 2 Programs & Project Report, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Serineh Baboomian, Joe Andre

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Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Evaluation Executive Summary Year 2, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Candi Clouse, Serineh Baboomian May 2013

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Evaluation Executive Summary Year 2, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Candi Clouse, Serineh Baboomian

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


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

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Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Year One Formative And Summative Evaluation Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Matt Hrubey Dec 2011

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Year One Formative And Summative Evaluation Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Matt Hrubey

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An Assessment Of The Costs, Benefits, And Overall Impacts Of The State Of Ohio's Economic Development Programs: Executive Summary, Donald T. Iannone May 1999

An Assessment Of The Costs, Benefits, And Overall Impacts Of The State Of Ohio's Economic Development Programs: Executive Summary, Donald T. Iannone

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No abstract provided.