Cleveland's Digital Vision

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 06/17/2005 - 14:22.

Here's a fast report on the opening of the 14th annual Community Technology Centers Network CTCNet. Read more.

Is this true...if so, how can we counteract this?

Submitted by DerekArnold on Wed, 06/01/2005 - 10:38.

French sociologist Gustave Le Bon once said, "The masses live by,
and are ruled by, subconscious and emotional thought process. The crowd
has never thirsted for the truth. It turns aside from evidence that is

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Submitted by Peter Carson on Sat, 05/07/2005 - 00:57.

Very little critical reporting of economic development is happening in Northeast Ohio. Some may think this a good thing, while others see this as a fault in local media. Roldo Bartimole -- former Wall Street Journal and Plain Dealer reporter, and an inductee into the Press Club Hall of Fame -- is an exception. For those interested in reading his reports, I'd like to share this link for alternative reading: or .

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Film and TV As Economic Development -- Ohio should offer tax and economic incentives

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 13:56.

From pundits to populace, everybody seems to agree that Northeast Ohio needs to step out in a new direction, using the creative arts to drive a new economic resurgence. So why are we talking about the same old models of massive public construction, like a convention center, to bring about this new economy?

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Messing With the State Constitution?

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Tue, 04/19/2005 - 11:51.

Messing With the State Constitution?

Secretary of State Ken Blackwell wants to pass a constitutional amendment to prohibit public governing bodies, the state, local and school board spending combined, from spending greater than the Midwest Consumer Price Index, population growth, inflation or 3.5% above spending for the prior year.  Sounds complicated? This a formula for gridlock, a procedural requirement that will tie the legislature and the Governor in knots, an odd goal for someone who wants to govern.

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Public Education and the Fight Against Poverty -- Creative Solutions: Tuesday, April 26

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/08/2005 - 08:50.

Our colleagues at Cleveland State are presenting an important forum on the importance of diversity to student outcomes.

Date and time:
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
4 - 6 PM
Levin College Atrium, Glickman-Miller Hall
1717 Euclid Avenue.

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Mapping the sustainability community in NEO: Upcoming Events

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/08/2005 - 08:40.

Last week, the UN issued an important report on the future of our environment. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is focused on improving our insights into the environmental consequences of development.

A no incentive zone in NEO?

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/08/2005 - 08:26.

Here is an idea worth exploring. Phoenix has agreed to stop giving away lucrative sales-tax dollars by signing a deal that creates a "no-incentive zone" with neighboring cities of Tempe and Chandler.

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Moving toward a sustainable future in NEO

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/08/2005 - 08:21.

Sustainable development is a growing trend in economic development. Cities that move toward sustainable practices will have an inside track on these expanding markets. NEO is ideally positioned to capitalized on this opportunity.

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Key Entrepreneur Development Center

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/08/2005 - 08:19.

Key Bank has awarded $1 million to Cuyahoga Community College to establish "Key Entrepreneur Development Center." The Center should become a regional hub for business development.

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Clevelanf Flower Show

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Thu, 04/07/2005 - 07:29.

Here's an announcement on the Cleveland Botanical Garden Flower Show, the largest outdoor flower show in North America. It takes place May 27 - 30.

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Economic development incentives in NEO

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Thu, 04/07/2005 - 07:25.

The Akron Beacon Journal does a good job in covering economic development issues for our region. Here's a story on the shifting use of economic development incentives. Read more.

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The changing job landscape

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Thu, 04/07/2005 - 07:15.

Here's a good article from the Akron Beacon Journal on the changing job landscape in Northeast Ohio. Read more.

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Forest City invests in Illinois Technology Innovation Campus

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Thu, 04/07/2005 - 07:12.

Forest City Enterprises is the lead developer in the new Illinois Technology Innovation Campus announced by the governor this week. Forest City’s Boston-based University, Bioscience and Technology Group will manage the project.

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introducing Jen Mack's blog, "Extremely Profound Conclusions on Music and Management"

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Thu, 04/07/2005 - 01:12.

The third of my students this semester who has taken on a topically-focused blogging assignment is Jennifer Mack. She is a double major in music and management, and she still finds time to track down really interesting references to music in business contexts, and to the business of the music industry.


Submitted by peter holmes on Sun, 04/03/2005 - 20:37.

The Nature - Nurture debate Harvard's Steven Pinker weighed in on as Case's first Distinguished Lecturer last month, has rich meaning for innovation and entrepreneurship:  Comparisions between NEO and California's Bay Area are illustrative.  

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A partnership for a manufacturing forum

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/01/2005 - 11:29.

Here's a sensible collaboration that provides an example for NEO.

North East Texas Workforce Development Board is partnering with Northeast Texas Community College and local economic development councils to present a summit on manufacturing. Read more.

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Toledo provides an example

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/01/2005 - 11:27.

Toledo is considering a coke plant for economic development, and they have had difficulty figuring out which jurisdiction gets the tax revenues.

Earlier this week, local political leaders reached an agreement.

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The role of libraries in NEO's economic development

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/01/2005 - 11:22.

Yesterday, I traveled to Orrrville, OH to meet with a group of librarians from Wayne County. The question we explored: What s the role of libraries in the future of Northeast Ohio's economy.

During the industrial era, our economy generated enormous wealth. One of the legacy assets of this period is our extraordinary library system. (For example, Orville's library ranks sixth in the nation for a community its size.)

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Pennsylvania's lessons for Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/01/2005 - 11:15.

A little over a year ago, the Brookings Institution produced a report on Pennsylvania. The basic findings focused on the competitive disabilities created by no-growth sprawl. Learn more about the Brookings report and download the report here.

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KeyCorp invests in Ashtabula

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 04/01/2005 - 11:12.

KeyCorp has made an important investment in the Civic Development Corporation of Ashtabula County. Learn more about what the Civic Development Corporation provides to our region by reading the relea

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Thank you Tom Brazaitis - you are missed - rest in peace

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/01/2005 - 00:02.
In 1999, a journalist at the Cleveland Plain Dealer named Tom Brazaitis published an article asking what his readers thought about his paper? I was intrigued - it never occurred to me newspaper journalists cared what readers thought. I called him and left a voice mail message to comment - he called back to discuss my thoughts and he asked me to email them to him - I sent back a lengthy assessment of that Sunday's publication. Not only did he care what I thought, but he published some excerpts of my message,
along with other readers' perspectives.

Knowing Tom cared about his readers, I grew to care about his work and paper, and him, and I realized his columns were always right on. He taught me journalists are normal people, doing normal jobs. He taught me being a "socialist" is not a crime. He taught me to speak my mind and write my peace. He
inspired me and changed my life.

Town Hall (3/29/05) Feedback

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/31/2005 - 11:32.

On 3/29 there was a town hall style meeting held in the Levin College at CSU. 3 or 4 TV stations covered the event. The topic was American Jobs; the sponsors of this open meeting of local and Ohio leaders and the public were the Council for Excellence in Government and Goldman Sachs along with GS’s Global Marketing Institute. Similar meetings are being held in other cities across the US. The panel included, Ohio’s lieutenant governor, John Ryan of the AFL-CIO, Stephanie Mc Henry, president of Shore Bank, A J Hyland, president of Hyland Software, Myron Robinson president of the Urban League, and Mayor Jane Campbell. The meeting space was full to overflowing (say 400) ; the moderator was lively and the audience kept the questions/comments coming.

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introducing Lori Vanelli's blog on "The Young of the Working World"

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Thu, 03/31/2005 - 07:20.

Last fall, Lori Vanelli was an enthusiastic early adopter of the livejournal assignment for MGMT 250. This spring for MGMT 251, she found coming up with a topical focus for her blog writing a bit of a challenge, and I'm pleased that her tone of slightly irreverent reflection on herself and others has been retained as she has come to focus on the young of the working world. Over the course of February and March she has written about twixters, boomerang kids, quarterlife crises, and how she and her peers perceive themselves and the challenges that face them. Lori's livejournal is a great introduction to the NEO blogging scene from the point of view of a 20something, and I'm sure she'll stick with it even after the semester ends.

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introducing the Real Estate Management blog: Ryan Arlia

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Tue, 03/29/2005 - 02:54.

Would you please take a look at Ryan Arlia's class project for MGMT 251? Ryan has chosen to focus on real estate management issues, and would like to get feedback on the posts he made in February and in March. His post about online marketing strategies is particularly interesting. Your comments on any of the posts would be most welcome... part of what Ryan needs to do for his project assignment is to so some experiments with how to build traffic to his blog, so if you have any suggestions for him, I'm sure he would appreciate hearing from you.

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