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A small victory in East Cleveland

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Thu, 11/25/2004 - 17:46.

We had a small victory in East Cleveland this week. Some days ago, Vic Voinovich and I met with representatives of GE and Nela Park. Although they expressed concern about the long term trends in the city, their most immediate concern was far more mundane: fixing the traffic light at the end of their driveway.

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How to lead NEO

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sun, 11/21/2004 - 19:32.

Over the past day or so, I've been having an interesting e-mail exchange with my colleagues, Mark Chupp at CSU and David Cooperrider at Case. We are exploring what the next steps will be for our Universities Collaborative.

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The Largest Outdoor Flower Show in North America

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 23:46.

The Cleveland Botanical Garden Flower Show returns to University Circle on May 27 - 30, 2005. This show is the largest outdoor flower show in North America.



Cleveland Botanical Garden is the country's first urban garden center.

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Taft dedicates fuel cell power plant in Westerville

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 16:51.

Earlier this week, Governor Taft dedicated a utility-scale fuel cell power substation in Westerville. Learn more. Fuel Cell Works carried the story.

Fuel Cell Today, a publication from the UK, also picked up the story.

Early childhood development in Ohio

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 16:17.

Last week, The National Economic Development and Law Center (NEDLC) and Build Ohio produced a report outlining that the early childhood development industry in the state is about $2 billion. Read more about the report.

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Dashboard project

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 16:09.

Here's a press release from the Fund on how the Dashboard project will be launched and administered. Read more. 

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Ashland International Business Initiative

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 16:04.

Ashland Univeristy and Ashland Economic Development have a good program to help companies in Ashland County connect with Canada. Read more from this article from Mansfield. 

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Background on Early Childhood Development

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 15:58.

Over the past six years, early childhood development has been gradually moving to the center of the economic development agenda. Investments in early childhood make a lot of sense in a global economy that runs on brainpower.  In Northeast Ohio, we could move to a national leadership position by placing early childhood development in the center of our Brainpower strategy. Here are some good links to learn more:

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Innovations in workforce thinking

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 11:29.

Last month, Missouri held a workforce summit, and they have posted some interesting presentations on the web. See the list.

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Building Creative Industries in NEO

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 08:00.

Building a creative industry base in Northeast Ohio requires us to think in new ways. We're lucky, in that a number of other regions -- mostly in the U.K, Australia, and New Zealand -- have been moving in this direction.

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