We are proud of our strong history of innovation and traditional manufacturing. We've built on that tradition to become a center of advanced manufacturing - industries ranging from flexible electronics to biomedical devices. Cleveland is one of the world’s leading medical centers and home to eight Fortune 1000 company headquarters.
Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. (CHL) is a premier next generation diagnostics company and clinical reference laboratory committed to advancing cardiovascular risk assessment through unique and proprietary diagnostic tests.
The Cleveland Clinic is a multispecialty academic medical center that is regarded as one of the top 4 hospitals in the United States.  The Cleveland Clinic's approximately 2,800 staff physicians and scientists and 1,300 residents represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties.
ArcelorMittal Cleveland is one of the largest integrated steelmaking facilities in the United States. The facility is strategically located on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio with good access to Port of Cleveland and Great Lakes shipping.

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HTC-Midtown Tech Park
Brand new construction for office/lab/research companies. Build-to-suit, high efficiency, redundant power, free parking, LEED Certified building. Frontage on Euclid Avenue benefiting from the Euclid Corridor...
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ICLB-E.57-59th/Chester-Euclid Block
Located in the heart of Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor are two "Shovel Ready" sites in the Midtown district. Location provides easy access to downtown Cleveland and accessible to other incubators such...
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ICLB-Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center
As one of the largest industrial development opportunities in Cleveland since the mid-1900s, the Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center (CVIC) is a rare, shovel-ready opportunity in a prime location. The 60-acre...
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Shoreway Commerce Park-General Information
Shoreway Commerce Park is the former truck manufacturing facility and headquarters for White Motors. Since the plant's closing and transformation during the 1980s, the facility has had a number of owners...

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Get Export Assistance Now Through CSU's Global Center

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
New Entrepreneurial Classes Through ECDI
Starting a business can be tough, especially without the proper business training and resources available. Cleveland’s Economic and Community... Read More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Cleveland leads the Midwest in Attracting New Investments to Healthcare Start Ups

Both Ohio and Cleveland leads the Midwest in attracting new investments to hea... Read More

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Improving Ohio’s Access to Fresh, Healthy Foods

Lately, improving acce... Read More
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Meet Jason Radcliffe, Local Furniture Maker and Reality TV Star

If you don’t know Jason Radcliffe yet, you’ll get to know him now.... Read More

Monday, January 26, 2015
Jumpstart and Magnet Team Up to Spur Business Growth

The nonprofit, JumpStart is teaming up with Magnet to find small business that could become bigger businesses, with their combined help. This... Read More

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Cleveland's Economic Revival

A top official from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland said the city is enjoying a genuine turnaround. (Teresa Dixon Murrray, Plain Dealer... Read More

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Cleveland's 'Slow Money' Targets Microloans to Local Agriculture

ECDI Collaborates with Slow Money Cleveland NEO to fund Cleveland/NEO local food initiatives!
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Nation's Best Start Up Cities - Cleveland!

Popular Mechanics lists Cleveland as one of America's top start-up cities.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Ways and Means of Exporting to China

Want to find out more about exporting products to China?  Or how you can improve your existing channels? Two consulting firms, The Montr... Read More

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
West 25th Corridor Benefits from One Community's Grant

One Community, a locally owned, ultra-high speed broadband provider, announced yesterday that the West 25th Street Corridor will be the recip... Read More

Friday, January 09, 2015
Cleveland - "Innovation Hub" - Popular Mechanics

Cleveland's impressive en... Read More

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Request for Proposal - Redevelopment

The City of Cleveland, through its Commissioner of Real Estate, James DeRosa, is soliciting proposals for the redevelopment... Read More

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Grow Your Business with NextStep
Not many spaces remain and the deadline to apply is near for University Circle's 2015 NextStep program. NextStep is a hands on approach to help... Read More
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Small Business Saturday at the 5th Street Arcades

The City of Cleveland, Department of Economic Development celebrated and participated in the 5th annual Small Business Saturday this past wee... Read More

Friday, November 21, 2014
Cleveland's 100 Gig, "The Gold Standard for Connectivity"

Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor is about to turn into t... Read More

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Cleveland's University Circle, "Epicenter of Innovation."

Come here for inspiration, come here for innovation. In praise of University Circle, find out what some of the area’s leaders are sayin... Read More

Friday, November 07, 2014
2015 Market Gardener Training Program

Interested in receiving financial assistance through the City of Cleveland's Gardening for Greenbacks program?
Pro... Read More

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Downtown Cleveland living hotter than first thought new study shows

Everybody knows downtown's population is on the rise but what does this really mean? Since 2000, the downtown residential population has ... Read More

Friday, November 07, 2014
History of the World's Largest Rubber Stamp: Cleveland's "Free Stamp&...

The World's Largest Rubber Stamp is a conspicuous landmark sitting next to... Read More

Monday, November 03, 2014
County Juvenile Justice Building May Become Public Boarding School

Cleveland’s Campus District Inc., a nonprofit group, has plans to rent the old Cuyahoga County juvenile justice building as well as pur... Read More

Friday, October 31, 2014
City of Cleveland Request for Proposals for E. 69th Street & Euclid Avenue Blo...
The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development is in search of site assessment services in order to move forward with the development of ... Read More
Monday, November 03, 2014
DCA’s Q3 Market Update projects Downtown Cleveland Population will grow to 23,000 ...

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Northeast Ohio Automotive Sector to Outpace US
Northeast Ohio’s automotive sector, predicted to grow 79% to become a $4.5B sector; employment is also expected to grow by 19% for the same t... Read More
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Gabriel Partners Celebrates Recent Merger and New Location

The City of Cleveland has long been the home of Banking, Accounting, Finance and Law companies, many of whom have made Cleveland their home f... Read More

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
NOTICE: Environmental Due Diligence for Real Estate Transactions
Purchasers of real estate in Cleveland are often advised, and, in many cases, required to secure a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment as part of... Read More
Monday, October 13, 2014
Health-Tech Corridor gains first director; Jeff Epstein takes on real estate, mark...
Cleveland is certainly expanding its biomedical cluster and to continue to do so requires maintaining growth of the Health-Technology Corridor. Rec... Read More
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Director Nichols Presented at the National League of Cities

Director Tracey Nichols presented at the National League of Cities this week,"Providing Small Businesses with Access to Capital" tr... Read More

Monday, October 06, 2014
University Hospitals - A New Partnership to Fight Blindness
More than 10 million Americans of every age and race suffer vision loss from the inherited and degenerative eye diseases.

A new part... Read More
Friday, October 03, 2014
New $276 Million Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute, “No Ordinary Building.”
Dignitaries, last week Monday, broke ground on the construction of the new $276 mill... Read More
Friday, October 03, 2014
NextStep, small business program information session
NextStep is an intense 7-month training program offered by University Circle, Inc. to assist small business owners that have owned their business 3... Read More
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Great Lakes Towing Makes Cleveland History with Intermodal “Short Sea” Barge Move ...

For the first time in Cleveland’s history, last week The Great Lakes Towing Company completed an Intermodal “Short Sea” bar... Read More

Monday, September 29, 2014
Cleveland Foundation announces grants including focus on training for available jo...
Last month the Cleveland Foundation board of directors announced how it will be awarding its $13.1 million third quarter grants. That total include... Read More
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
2nd Annual MBE Showcase
Please join us November 17th as we Promote cooperation among Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to Aid in the growth and development of their bus... Read More
Monday, September 08, 2014
Cheap power, fiber-optic cable lure data centers to Cleveland
More and more data center companies are choosing Cleveland because of low operating costs and presence of fiber-optic cable in the area. These cent... Read More
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Cleveland Exports Continue to Grow
Cleveland is a strong and growing export market. Based on 2013 data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration... Read More
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program
Many of Cleveland's recent development projects have benefitted from the state's Historic Preservation Tax Credit program. A total of $30M ... Read More
Friday, August 29, 2014
Growth Strategy Pitch Contest
Presented by Urban League of Greater Cleveland's Entrepreneurship Center is a chance to win your business over $10,000 in prizes to help your b... Read More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Cleveland and the World Bank Competitive Cities Program
The World Bank has selected Cleveland Ohio to partner with Johannesburg South Africa. Johan... Read More
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Cooking School to Expand with Additional Cleveland Location
Located in Hudson is The Western Reserve School of Cooking which is expanding to a second location on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. In addit... Read More
Monday, August 11, 2014
Cleveland: Booming in more ways than Lebron
Built by industry, Cleveland is transforming what was once a manufacturing powerhouse.  Although, the manufacturing industry is still a big pa... Read More
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Grand Opening of Music Box Supper Club
Officially open for business is Music Box Supper Club, a two-story concert venue, restaurant and private events destination located on the West Ban... Read More
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
CDFA Excellence Award: Program - Cleveland International Fund, EB-5
Cleveland's own Cleveland International Fund receives CDFA's Program Excellence Award for EB-5 program. Read More
Monday, August 04, 2014
Next up in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood
As Cleveland's populations continues to grow, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization aims to help accommodate this rise with a new... Read More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Event: MAGNET's Sustaining Continuous Improvement
MAGNET is sponsoring an event on August 20th to help Cleveland manufacturing businesses establish, regain or improve their employee continuous impr... Read More
Monday, July 28, 2014
Cleveland 2013 Convention & Leisure Tourism Metrics Report
Positively Cleveland produces a yearly report highlighting economic growth in Cleveland - check out the report in full and a message from Positivel... Read More
Monday, July 28, 2014
Mayor Jackson Swears-In New Chief of Regional Development

Edward W. Rybka will serve as the new Chief of Regional Development. In this position Rybka will report directly to Mayor Frank G. Jackson, a... Read More

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
U.S. News Ranks University Hospitals Case Medical Center Among Nation's Best H...
University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation's top hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report. ... Read More
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Betchyu mobile app enlists your friends to bet for -- and against -- you nailing y...
A free mobile app created in Cleveland promises to help you reach those long-sought-after fitness and wellness goals.  Through initial funding... Read More
Monday, July 14, 2014
LeBron James's Return to Bring Cleveland $500 Million a Year
According to Ed FitzGerald, County Executive, LeBron's homecoming will mean at least $500 million a year in additional ticket sales and local s... Read More
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Republican Convention Cushions Cleveland's Coffers
Last week GOP Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the Republican Party would hold its 2016 national convention in Cleveland. What much economic ... Read More
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Video: Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland attracts national news as recently announced LeBron James and Republican National Convention head to Cleveland. Read More
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center Announces Next Round of Commercialization ...
The Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) is calling for proposals from institutions and early-stage companies seeking to commercialize in... Read More
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
City of Cleveland Awarded Two 2014 Team NEO Plus Awards
The City of Cleveland was nominated for six (6) Team NEO Plus Awards for Economic Development and won awards for Asset Creation (Global Center for ... Read More
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Connections, from bike lanes to pop-up shops, are key in new downtown Cleveland st...
“Step Up Downtown” suggests connections, ranging from pop-up shops to bike lanes and pedestrian bridges, will be critical to maintainin... Read More
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Cleveland's healthcare jobs power shifting from hospitals to research labs
Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor is known for having high-tech innovative companies, start-ups, incubators, and research labs. As the healthcar... Read More
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
In Cleveland, Developer Puts Down Stakes by the Lake
In Cleveland, City Council approved plans for a $700 million development project on the Lake Erie lakefront. The developer, Cumberland Development,... Read More
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Cleveland Scores High Marks as One of the Most Tax-Friendly Large Cities for Busin...
KPMG released a report showing Cleveland as ranked 2nd of Large Cities in the U.S. offering the most favorable tax structures for businesses and al... Read More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Greater Cleveland 2013 Venture Capital Report
The 2013 Greater Cleveland Venture Capital Report indicates that 118 tech-based compnies in the Cleveland region raised over $257 million from vent... Read More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Case Western Reserve University to break ground on first phase of 'innovation ...
Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University will soon break ground on what will be a new "innovation hub" where students will be able... Read More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Harrington Discovery Institute Awarded $25 Million Grant
As part of the Technology Commercialization Center Program, the State of Ohio recently awarded University Hospital's Harrington Discovery Insti... Read More
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Urban Agriculture in Rust Belt Cities
Rustbelt cities like Cleveland and Detroit are repurposing vacant, abandoned land into urban farms that contribute many benefits to their respectiv... Read More
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Victory Center Awarded the 2014 Preservation Achievement Award
The Victory Center has recently earned a 2014 Preservation Achievement Award. This Health-Tech Corridor research/lab/office facility offers lab and... Read More
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Cleveland’s Thriving Theater Hub Lures Residents
Cleveland’s thriving Playhouse Square Theater District lures residents while growing Downtown Cleveland’s population. The “Distri... Read More
Monday, January 27, 2014
Midwest Healthcare Startups Raise $758 Million in 2013
BioEnterprise announces Cleveland region leads Midwest for Biotech Venture Investment for 2012 – 2013. Bioenterprise’s Midwest Healthca... Read More
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Whiskey Rebellion: A Serial Entrepreneur Fast-Forwards the Bourbon Aging Process
An innovative manufacturing process has allowed Cleveland to dip onto the bourbon business. The Cleveland based startup business, Cleveland Whiskey... Read More
Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation

The Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation (CCDC) is the approval authority for Economic Development loans under $250,000. CCDC provides recommendations to Cleveland City Council on loans over $250,000 and also reviews loan requests approved by City administration and financed by the Department of Economic Development.

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Meet Our Staff

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Director of Economic Development
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Manager, Economic Development and Technology
Kevin S.
Executive, Small Business Development
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Manager, Brownfields and Special Projects
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Cleveland's HealthLine

The Health-Tech Corridor is located along the HealthLine, a world-renowned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system linking Cleveland’s employment centers in Downtown and University Circle. The Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) HealthLine has been praised as one of the most successful BRT systems in the country and has been recognized as a powerful catalyst for transit-oriented development that has occurred in and around the Health-Tech Corridor.

ITDP Awards Cleveland's HealthLine Best in North America

“The Cleveland you see today is different from the Cleveland you may have heard about in the past. We are making strides towards becoming a “Green City on a Blue Lake,” complete with neighborhoods of choice for both young professionals and families to live in, tremendous food and entertainment options, and, most importantly, an increasingly affordable and connected environment to start and grow businesses."

Frank G. Jackson -
Mayor, City of Cleveland