2013 Inner City Economic Summit at Cleveland’s GCHI

The Inner City Economic Summit was held in Cleveland at the Global Center for Health Innovation October 23-24. The summit themed ‘Transforming Urban Ecologies’, convened economic and community development professionals from public, private and nonprofit sectors to discuss the drivers to economic growth.

The agenda included the Director of Economic Development for the City of Cleveland, Tracey Nichols. Director Nichols led a tour of Downtown Cleveland.  The tour highlighted the sites of some of Cleveland’s newest development efforts, including the future location of Lake Erie’s offshore wind farm, the thriving Health-Tech Corridor, and the transit development along Euclid Avenue.

Cleveland’s transit system is a successful development which has received national attention. Most recently mentioned in the article, Cleveland transit system points the way for Detroit M-1 Rail project, the project serves as an example to other cities and is award winning. Cleveland’s Health line was ranked as the highest quality-corridor in the US and Canada by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

The Summit provided attendees with the practical knowledge, skills and network needed to bolster their city’s development efforts.The Summit also shed light on economic development successes within the City of Cleveland.

Director Nichols informing attendees about Cleveland's Healthline.

Director Nichols informing conference attendees about Cleveland’s Healthline. Photo by: Cheng-Han Yu, City of Cleveland

Bus  passes Cleveland City Call. Photo by: Cheng-Han Yu

Bus passes Cleveland Public Auditorium in Downtown Cleveland. Photo by: Cheng-Han Yu, City of Cleveland

City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development attend conference. Staff member, Michael Elliot asks a question. Photo by: Cheng-Han Yu, City of Cleveland

Team members of the City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development attend Summit. Staff member, Michael Elliot asks a question. Photo by: Cheng-Han Yu, City of Cleveland

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Cheng-Han Yu, Fellow, City of Cleveland with Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School.

Cheng-Han Yu, Fellow, City of Cleveland with Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School.

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For questions about business development in Cleveland please call the City of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development at 216-664-2406.

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