Cleveland economy

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Small to mid-size businesses in Northeast Ohio will soon have access to expertise that can help them grow.

The London Stock Exchange Group’s Elite Initiative has chosen Cleveland for its first North American headquarters.

It’s not the company’s first foray into Ohio. They worked with the city of Athens and nine Southeast Ohio companies last year in their first U.S. venture.  

Deb Janik is senior vice president of Real Estate and Business Development at Greater Cleveland Partnership.

The makeup of a new economic development planning group is raising questions about who’s getting invited to the table.  

The new group met for the first time Thursday in Cleveland while a dozen local activists from Cuyahoga County Progressives, Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Socialists rallied outside.

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A Cleveland manufacturer says the tariffs imposed against imported steel are making it harder to do business in the U.S. It's hoping for a quick resolution of trade disputes with suppliers.

Dan Collins is VP of sales and marketing at Wire Products Company in Cleveland.

His two west-side plants convert coils of steel wire into latches, springs, hooks, and clips for everything from lawn mowers to jet airplanes.

Collins says, after years of steady pricing, the industry is in upheaval.

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The man who helped bring the 2016 RNC to Cleveland is calling for new leaders to fix the city’s lagging economy. Jon Pinney, managing partner at the law firm of Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, spoke at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday.

Cleveland Shines As Contender for Amazon HQ2

Oct 5, 2017
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Cleveland has a pretty good chance of becoming the site of Amazon’s second headquarters.

A study by the consulting firm Anderson Economic Group ranked 35 metro areas that best fit Amazon’s specifications for a new location. Cleveland came in 11th on that list.

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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND

The industrial heartland continues to struggle with the legacy of lost jobs and population. But whether it continues to be known as a rustbelt or for its renewal depends on whether Ohio invests in immigrants and young people. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from the national Federal Reserve summit that got underway in Cleveland today.