Tag Archives: Ohio

Car-free in Cleveland: Letting Go of the Wheel of the Personal Vehicle

A bicyclist commutes on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge in Cleveland, OH (Marvin Fong / he Plain Dealer
Cleveland was ranked the best U.S. city in which to be car-free by USA Today this year. The ranking, which was presented as a top 10 list, was designed as a guide for visitors looking to forgo renting cars while traveling. However, being car-free in Cleveland as a resident is a different experience than that of a tourist. When it comes to the day-to-day reality of living, working and playing in Cuyahoga County, it can be a challenge to get... Read more

Advancing Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Business Growth in Urban Manufacturing: Lessons from Portland and Cincinnati

Portland, Oregon (Credit: Junior League of Portland)
As entrepreneurship and the innovation economy continue to gain traction in cities across the nation, how can we ensure inclusive participation in low-income residents and communities of color? In this webinar from the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, learn about initiatives in Portland, OR, and Cincinnati, OH, that have successfully helped people of color launch and expand innovative, high-tech, and high-growth businesses in their communities. Register now... Read more

New Cincinnati Streetcar Meets Ridership Estimates in First Week

Cincinnati streetcar (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The new Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar got rolling this month and ridership numbers for the first week of paying passengers hit set goals, with an average 3,185 people per day from Monday to Thursday. As is often the case with streetcars, Cincinnati’s explicit goal for the Bell Connector is economic development. The route passes by many of the city’s museums, music venues, Washington Park, and sports stadiums. Read more... Read more

International Economic Development Council Annual Conference

IEDC’s 2016 Annual Conference draws on the inspirational story of Cleveland: through its rise as a powerhouse economy, its adaptation to new economic realities, and its rebirth through reinvestment in institutions, infrastructures, and relationships. The conference will showcase how economic developers are shaping communities that emerge as stronger, more resilient, and ready to rock. September 25-28 in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more and register... Read more

Four Cities Chosen for $40 Million Investment in Public Spaces

Memphis, Tennessee (Credit: Route Fifty)
Can investment in parks, libraries and recreation centers help reverse the worrisome trend of economic and social segregation in cities? Four national foundations are betting big on that theory. Starting today The JPB Foundation, Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation are coming together to invest a total of $20 million in public spaces in four cities: Akron, Chicago, Detroit and Memphis. That money will be combined with $20 million in matched funding from local sources, resulting in... Read more

Built on Beer: Ohio City Growth Spills Over

The Market Garden Brewery (Credit: The Brewski Boxscore)
If you build it on beer, they will come. It’s a mantra that has served a key part of Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood well. In 2008, the iconic West Side Market corner of West 25th Street was a ghost town. Now it’s houses the vibrant Market Garden Brewery. Ohio City’s revitalization is so successful, it’s spreading. Economic development is taking root beyond the borders of the neighborhood that beer built. It’s brewing around the building blocks of six craft breweries... Read more
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