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“I know it sounds counterintuitive, but right now, in a recession, is when you want to open a business,” said Revy, a slightly scruffy-looking but professional-sounding 38-year-old financial planner who had Mangia restaurant in Lakewood in the 1990s.
“But if you make it now, imagine your success when the economy turns around.”
May 20th, 2009
Entrepreneurs EDGE focuses on the most potent force in the Northeast Ohio economy: middle market companies.
Each year, they honor companies that have made a significant impact on the region through their combined earnings and compensation to local employees.
The 2009 edition of the Leading EDGE report – now in its third year – recognized 95 companies that collectively pumped $1.6 billion into the Northeast Ohio economy last year. In addition, 83 of this year’s honorees created more than 1,800 net new jobs over the past two years.
This initiative is closely aligned to the Indiana Companies to Watch initiative that Purdue launched in Indiana in close cooperation with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
Kirk Neiswander — the brains behind Entrepreneurs EDGE — promotes a critical component of the region’s economic development strategy.
You can read more here.
May 20th, 2009
We’d welcome people from Northeast Ohio. Northern Indiana and Northeast Ohio share a lot in common.
We will be reviewing some of our new regional data tools — including a new regional innovation index — that we have developed under a grant form the federal government.
The Purdue Center for Regional Development, in cooperation with Purdue-Calumet, Purdue North Central and IFPW, is hosting an important one day conference titled Regional Innovation: Using New Tools and New Partnerships for Economic Recovery.
Time: June 26, from 10am-5pm Location: South Bend Hilton Garden Inn
A “save the date” card is attached. We hope you will attend and will forward the “save the date” announcement to others and encourage their attendance. Here is the registration link.
The keynote speaker will be Richard Longworth, author of Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism. This is a sobering and provocative book about how our part of America is becoming marginalized and must overcome some significant impediments (largely of our own making), including a reluctance to work together collaboratively and regionally.
To bring some optimism to the day, the program will also include examples of strong regional and collaborative efforts already underway in Northern Indiana…and will also feature tools and resources that can help identify regional competitive advantage and facilitate regional development.
Finally, the new administration is placing heavy emphasis on regional innovation as a key to global competitiveness. Representatives from the U. S. Economic Development Administration will share their views and perspectives on what this may mean for our region of the country, including Northern Indiana.
Two events happening tomorrow.
From Richard Herman:
There are two exciting events happening tomorrow, Thursday, in Cleveland:
Event 1: City Club, 5/21, at noon: Anne O’Callaghan, Founder of Welcoming Center in Philadelphia.
Please see Robert Smith’s front-page, Pulitzer-worthy article “Philadelphia Immigrants Help Drive Revival,” from today’s Plain Dealer on the economic boost that New Americans and International Visitors have brought to Philadelphia, in large part due to initiatives such as the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, founded by Ms. Ann O’Callaghan.
Please join me and many others as we welcome Ms. O’Callaghan at the City Club of Cleveland, tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st, at Noon.
Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones will lead a community dialogue immediately following Ms. Callaghan’s presentation.
Reservations can be made by calling the City Club at 216-621-0082. $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Register on-line.
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Please consider attending this event and offering your feedback on whether you believe an International Welcome Center should be developed in Northeast Ohio, and if so, what should it do?
Many consider an International Welcome Center to be an indispensable economic development tool for any region that seeks to gain a competitive advantage in the New Economy and in neighborhood revitalization.
Borrowing the best ideas from around the country, such as those in Philadelphia, an International Welcome Center in Northeast Ohio might provide the following:
Welcoming, integrating, and connecting services to New Americans, international investors, foreign-born professionals and researchers, international students, and other new arrivals to Northeast Ohio; Education of our major institutions and community on the job creating and economic benefits that flow to regions which welcome global talent, entrepreneurship, and capital; Promotion of “Shared Prosperity” by developing win/win partnerships between Northeast Ohioans and those born abroad;
Event 2: TiE Power Networking. Hilton Garden Inn, Thursday, 5/21, 4:30 PM
Fresh off the exciting news announced yesterday in the Plain Dealer that TiE Ohio received a $30,000 grant from the Civic Innovation Lab, TiE is sponsoring a great event tomorrow for global-minded and immigrant entrepreneurs:
TiE Power Networking International Markets, Funding, Business Launch, Intellectual Property Rights
Please join some of the region’s leading experts who will talk about entrepreneurship and the importance of globalism. Network with your peers and learn about resources and strategies in a small group setting. 4:30pm – Keynote speech by Ralph Della Ratta, Managing Director, Western Reserve Partners
5:00pm – Networking Discussion Groups
International Markets: Sue Whitney, Office Director, U.S. Commercial Service and Pradip Kamat, President – US Operations, Indus International Inc. Funding: Ray Leach, CEO, JumpStart and Ralph Della Ratta, Managing Director, Western Reserve Partners Business Launch Jeffrey Gliebe, Vice Chairman, The Krill Co., Inc. and Jeffrey P. Jones, Esq. Intellectual Property Rights: Denise Richardson, Director of Business Development, BioEnterprise and John P. Murtaugh, Partner, Pearne & Gordon LLP
5:40pm – Open Networking and Reception Where & When May 21, 2009
4:30pm-6:30pm Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cleveland 1100 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Register online
Members: free Non-Members: $15
These projects can change a region. As a young Hill staffer, I worked on legislation to establish the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
From my friend Christoher Ernst. Please help if you’re so inclined (I am):
Cleveland Professionals Group’s 2009 Cause Networking Initiative
Who: You, Cleveland Professionals Group and the American Red Cross
What: A networking party with Cleveland’s Best and Brightest
Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres / Cash Bar
Where: The Ritz Carlton Cleveland – Riverview Room
When: Thursday, June 4, 2009, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Why: To network, develop business and help our community
Tickets: $40 advance sale, $50 day of the event