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Gov candidates address land-use and urban investment

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/24/06 @ 1:49pm

The two major party candidates for Ohio Governor told an audience of local and regional government officials this week how they planned to address economic development. Among the themes stressed were regional approaches to economic development, better land planning and urban investment. Greater Ohio state director Gene Krebs, a former state legislator, found it “absolutely amazing” – and the first time ever...more

Cleveland's edge: A green GOP convention

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/17/06 @ 2:38pm

The Plain Dealer reported today that the 2008 National Republican Convention Site Selection Committee will visit Cleveland next week, the last stop in its tour of host cities on its short list. The story leads with the news that city leaders have raised $8 million in cash pledges plus $10.5 million of in-kind contributions toward the cost of hosting the event (which will cost upwards...more

Conventions a catalyst for green tourism

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/17/06 @ 2:38pm

GCBL reader Matt Russell agrees, “a green convention pitch could be a creative and innovative approach to selling the City of Cleveland as the host of the GOP convention.” And he wonders how to make it happen.In that vein, we spoke to Boston Green Tourism founder Dan Ruben about how Boston and New York greened the 2004 national conventions, how...more

Cleveland's edge: A green GOP convention

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/16/06 @ 10:44am

The Plain Dealer reported today that the 2008 National Republican Convention Site Selection Committee will visit Cleveland next week, the last stop in its tour of host cities on its short list. The story leads with city leaders having raised $8 million in cash pledges plus $10.5 million of in-kind contributions toward the cost of hosting the event (which will cost upwards of $75 million,...more

How will Cleveland address shrinkage?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/15/06 @ 4:26pm

With the 2005 American Community Survey recently published, the Plain Dealer has reported that Cleveland's population continues to drop. Despite former Mayor Campbell's 2003 initiative to boost the city past the 500,000 mark, it appears now that Cleveland is on track to drop below 400,000 residents by this time next year. Though it may seem counterintuitive, can this be seen...more

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