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Is Cuyahoga County a Globally Business Friendly Community?
Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 00:06.
Below is an email that I received regarding Cuyahoga County asking the question, "CAN WE COMPETE GLOBALLY? What is your opinion on this subject matter in light of historically business unfriendly issues in combination with the changes to our local government structure to the new Charter? What things do you believe will make our community more globally attractive to business investors at all levels? How do you feel about the small business entreprenuers in our community?
Just curious what input can be shared to support a better future of business in Northeast Ohio. See the email below.
Dear Concerned Cuyahoga County Citizens,
Can we compete globally? Not now. See http://www.compete.org/publications
Thanks! Sincerely, Al Oberst
Subject: We MUST make the New Cuyahoga County More Business Friendly=Compete and Collaborate
Dear Concerned Citizen of Cuyahoga County,
Did you happen to see the cartoon in the January 10, 2011 CRAINS CLEVELAND BUSINESS? The caption on the cartoon
is "it takes two to tango, my friend...."
The picture shows a lady labeled COUNTY CORRUPTION holding out her greasy hand to BUSINESS. This is a obviously the
the current problem with the image of County government. All of us together can make a tremendous difference.
The Council on Competitiveness in Washington, DC. Has recently published
two pertinent publications on the solution to the bad image of our County government. Please check out
You will note "Collaborate:Leading Regional Clusters and "2010 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index." Please take time to read these important publications. When I was with the County Economic Development Department I attended their meetings.
With this in mind read an editorial in the CRAINS dated 30 November 2009 titled "Get it right". When I was on my soap box campaigning for the County Council in District 10 I quoted this article with a biblical quote "take heed". This editorial ends up with 'Won't Get fooled again' by the Who:' 'Meet the new boss -same as the old boss' "That would be failure by any measure." So far this editor is a prophet in our own time.
Let us all make sure we do not have more of the same corruption as usual.
We must all collaborate together with Jay Miller's and CRAIN'S guidance.
I plan on following up with sharing my experiences from my positions with the City of Cleveland and County Economic Development. The titles are: "Where we lost our Competitiveness in the Past" and
"Past, Present and the Future....my predictions." I pray they do not come true.
Pray for Cuyahoga County.
Albert Knute Oberst, JD http://www.theperseus.com/Lafayette Merci Lafayette French and American Alliance In GOD we Trust/One Nation Under GOD