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CDA Hits $400 million Investment Milestone in Northeast Ohio Real Estate Development with its Latest Investments in Glenville Circle North and the Bowery

Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), the real estate financing arm of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, has committed its remaining $16 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation to two projects in two major Northeast Ohio Cities– both of which represent catalytic, collaborative efforts to support major initiatives championed by local public, civic and business community leadership.

“These two Northeast Ohio projects represent capstone developments for the use of the balance of CDA’s New Markets Tax Credit allocation. Glenville Circle North in Cleveland and The Bowery development in Akron are both right down the fairway in terms of meeting CDA’s mission” said Yvette Ittu, President of CDA. “Both projects are extremely catalytic in nature and each are positioned to drive additional growth and have a long-term impact on the character and vitality of their cities and the region. We are very excited to be able to help move these highly impactful developments forward.” 

Federal Reserve Bank Study Shows Improvement in Cleveland Economic Conditions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland recently released a study that shows continuous improvement in the Cleveland metro area. In the past year, the unemployment rate fell 0.9 percentage points. Although employment growth is slow, it remains steady.

Read the report.

Help CMSD 11th Graders Create Resumes

As part of our college and career readiness work with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Academies of Cleveland schools, the GCP is seeking business professionals who are interested in helping students prepare for real-life job opportunities by assisting them with creating and/or improving their resumes. Volunteers are needed for the Academies of Cleveland Resume Workshop on Thursday, August 30 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Your role will be to guide the student through creating a resume and provide constructive feedback if they already have one. All volunteers will be given instructions and guidelines prior to the session.
The Resume Workshop will be held at East Professional Development Center. Please contact Angela Finding at 216-592-2385 or with questions or to volunteer. 

Share your industry expertise with CMSD high school students

The Academies of Cleveland (AoC) focus on college and career readiness for students in five Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) high schools. Each school—Garrett Morgan, Jane Addams Business Careers Center, Martin Luther King Jr., Washington Park Environmental Studies and Max S. Hayes—concentrates on career pathways from a variety of industries that drive economic growth in our community.
We are inviting Greater Cleveland Partnership members to provide industry expertise and interactive, career-exposure experiences for AoC students at the 3rd Annual Ninth Grade Career Experience Fair on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at East Professional Development Center.
We are recruiting representatives from the following industries to exhibit:
• Biomedical Science
• Engineering 
• Culinary Arts and Hospitality
• Finance
• Marketing
• Exercise Science and Sports Medicine
• Healthcare           
• Law and Public Safety 
• Animal Science and Management
• Horticulture and Landscape Design
• Automotive Technology; Construction Technology; Diesel Technology
• Manufacturing
To sign up, or to receive more information, please contact Angela Finding at or 216.592.2385.

Volunteer for True 2U

Recognizing that career readiness starts early, an innovative program True2U—a collaboration among the Cleveland Foundation’s youth development program, MyCom, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Neighborhood Leadership Institute— provides eighth-graders with support to explore their purpose, identify their strengths and set personal goals for success.

We invite business professionals from all industries to volunteer as mentors for the program. We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Mentors will meet with a cohort of students monthly, for two-hour sessions, from October to May. 

To submit your mentor application, please click HERE.

For questions about mentoring, contact Angela Finding at or 216-592-2385.