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Vanguard Conference highlights what Cleveland does right
The event brings 40 young thinkers to Cleveland to discover what's working in a city that "punches above its weight"
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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The Gateway District is one of Cleveland's hidden gems. The Vanguard Conference this week brings 40 young community leaders under 40 to study Cleveland's efforts at urban revitalization.
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Discovering what makes Cleveland attractive is the goal of a group of young community leaders from around the country visiting the North Coast this week.

The Vanguard Conference brings 40 people under 40 to examine the city’s revitalization efforts and share what’s working here.

Organizer Diana Lind, who writes about urban renewal from Philadelphia, is surprised by what Cleveland has to offer young professionals.

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“Cleveland punches above its weight. For a city with a relatively small population, it has so many vibrant neighborhoods, committed institutions, and amazing architecture. It has a lot of strengths to build off of. There could be people coming to this year’s (Vanguard) conference that might be tempted to move to Cleveland or at the very least find ways to do business here.” 

The Vanguard Conference runs through Wednesday.  

 

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