Cleveland economic development

The pond in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art  is seen from above.
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An effort to shape the economic future of Cleveland continues following a large-scale brainstorming session.

Six hundred people gathered last week at the Cleveland Rising Summit.

Don Graves, an executive with Key Bank, was one of the organizers.

He says ideas coalesced around improving transportation, access to the Lakefront, inclusion and racial equity, and boosting business growth.

Graves says libraries will host sessions over the next few weeks for those who want to share additional input.

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At the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s annual meeting this week, the regional chamber of commerce outlined its goals for the next few years. The focus will be on the workforce and on development outside downtown.

Greater Cleveland Partnership CEO Joe Roman says his organization has been focused on real estate and the city’s public schools.

“The last five-to-seven years has probably seen as much improvement in many of those areas as the city has probably seen in the last three or four generations,” he said.