Ohio’s wine and grape industry generates nearly $800 million a year

Ohio’s wine and grape industry accounts for nearly $800 million a year in economic activity A report prepared for the Ohio Grape Industries Committee finds that Ohio’s grape and wine industry continues to grow and now has an economic impact on the state of nearly $800 million a year. Findings from the report include: Ohio[…]

Report shows Cleveland’s ‘creative economy’ exceeds national level

New report shows that the state of Cleveland’s ‘creative economy’ exceeds national level A report prepared by the Cultural Policy Center shows that the state of Cleveland’s ‘creative economy’ exceeds national level. The report compares Chicago with eight peer cities: Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Francisco. Read more in this blog[…]

Cleveland ranked #1 City for Access to Health Care

Cleveland ranked #1 city in the nation for access to health care Vitals.com ranked Cleveland was ranked the #1 city nationally for overall access to health care. The list takes into account the number of primary care physicians and hospitals per resident, how long patients said they typically sit in waiting rooms, and ease of[…]

Northeast Ohio’s Vitamix receives President’s ‘E’ Award

Northeast Ohio’s Vitamix receives President’s ‘E’ Award for boosting the nation’s exports, while creating hundreds of local jobs The iconic Cleveland company received the President’s “E Star” Award for helping boost the nation’s exports while creating hundreds of local jobs. The Plain Dealer reports that Vitamix hired 400 new workers last year and that its[…]

Panther Premium Logistics to break ground on new headquarters

Panther Premium Logistics to break ground on new headquarters in Sharon Township Panther Premium Logistics, a specialized freight carrier based in Medina County, will break ground on a new, 50,000-square-foot headquarters in Sharon Township. The new headquarters will house around 400 employees. The expected move-in date is February 2015. Read more and see a rendering[…]

Slovenian Companies Visit Northeast Ohio

Slovenian Companies Visit Northeast Ohio Team NEO recently co-hosted a delegation of 14 companies from Slovenia. Led by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Slovenia, this group toured Akron and Cleveland while learning about Northeast Ohio’s many assets, including our sizeable Slovenian community and heritage. Business Attraction International Attraction

Affordable Housing Market

Cleveland ranked as most affordable housing market among peer metro areas Cleveland was ranked as most-affordable housing market among peer metro areas. The consumer finance blog Nerdwallet.com ranked Cleveland as the most-affordable housing market among metro areas with a population of more than 1 million. The survey compared average prices for housing against average household[…]

Greater Cleveland Is Experiencing Brain Gain

Greater Cleveland is Experiencing Brain Gain A new study released by Cleveland State University’s Center for Population Dynamics finds that Greater Cleveland is attracting droves of young, educated professionals to the area. From 2006 to 2012, the number of college-educated 25- to 34-year-olds in greater Cleveland increased by 23 percent. Ahead of Chicago, Seattle and[…]

Northeast Ohio 2013 Regional Economic Development Report

Regional Efforts Yield 26,000 Jobs Across Northeast Ohio in 2013 The Northeast Ohio 2013 Regional Economic Development Report illustrates the combined 2013 impact of 10 private-sector economic development organizations – BioEnterprise, Greater Akron Chamber, Greater Cleveland Partnership, JumpStart, MAGNET, NorTech, Stark Development Board, Team Lorain County, Team NEO and Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. Together, these organizations’[…]

Q1 2014 Regional Economic Development Report

Q1 2014 Regional Economic Development Report REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS CREATE ALMOST 5,000 JOBS AND $240M IN REGIONAL PAYROLL IN Q1 Regional economic development activities helped to strengthen Northeast Ohio’s economy in the first quarter of 2014 by bringing in three new business investments – including Cleveland Tech Holdings LLC – and supporting the growth[…]