CED

Center for Economic Development


Funders, Partners, and Clients

Arts Cleveland
Arts Cleveland was founded in 1997 with the understanding that arts and culture is central to the region’s identity and is a significant contributor to its economy, communities and people’s lives. Together with their partners, they ensure that the region’s arts and culture sector continues to not simply survive, but to thrive, and for generations to come. Arts Cleveland's goal is to advance arts and culture in Cuyahoga County.

Arts Cleveland

Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County aims to drive regional growth, economic opportunity, and individual well-being by mobilizing cross-sector resources and providing superior services.

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Eastgate Regional Council
Eastgate provides a regional forum to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern, and to develop recommendations and plans to address those issues. All of this in hopes of leading to a common goal of improving the quality of life for the residents of Northeast Ohio.

Eastgate Regional Council

Greater Cleveland Partnership
With more than 12,000 members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. GCP is focused on driving the economic vitality of our region through building a strong and thriving climate for the broad business community, including small businesses, middle-market companies and large corporations.

Greater Cleveland Partnership

Greater Cleveland Transit Authority
RTA’s mission is to provide safe, reliable, clean and courteous public transportation to the Greater Cleveland area.

Greater Cleveland Transit Authority

IoT - Collaborative
The Internet of Things Collaborative (IoTC) solutions use data to create value for businesses, industries, communities and governments. The IoTC integrates a variety of disciplines, including law, engineering, urban studies, health and management. Moving forward, the IoTC seeks to partner on IoT advancements that best serve industries and neighborhoods through research and development, consulting, workforce programs and training, and data outcomes measurement.

IoT - Collaborative

JobsOhio
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Appalachian Partnership for Economic GrowthOne ColumbusDayton Development CoalitionREDI CincinnatiRegional Growth Partnership and Team NEO.

JobsOhio

MAGNET
The mission of MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network is to help Northeast Ohio manufacturers grow locally while competing globally. MAGNET’s team of 20 engineers and growth advisors provide hands-on support ranging from new product design to operations and bringing education and business together to create tomorrow's manufacturers.

Magnet

Manufacturing Works
Manufacturing Works is a leading force to strengthen manufacturing, a foundation of healthy communities that fuels economic growth in Greater Cleveland. They provide leading edge expertise and resources that proactively assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership.

Manufacturing Works
NASA's Glenn Research Center
NASA Glenn drives research, technology, and systems to advance aviation, expand human presence across the solar system, enable exploration of the universe, and improve life on Earth.
Nasa

Ohio Manufacturers' Association
The mission of The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association is to protect and grow Ohio manufacturing.

Ohio Manufacturers' Association

Team NEO
Team NEO is the designated JobsOhio network partner and the only business development organization working across all 18 counties of Northeast Ohio to accelerate business growth, create jobs and build prosperity. They help a wide variety of partners solve unique challenges, leveraging data-driven insights to inform solutions for the entire regional economy.

Team NEO

U.S. Economic Development Administration
EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

U.S. Economic Development Administration