Economy

Engaging Youth in NEO

Submitted by MShafarenko on Thu, 12/15/2005 - 14:05.

This is by no means a new topic, but one that I feel needs some REAL attention. If NEO wants to spur economic development and sustainability, it really needs to engage the students within the higher education institutions in the area. In my opinion, the message sent by society to most students is that they need to follow the routine paths in life to become successful members of society. They will read about economic sustainability in their textbooks, write lengthy essays and leave it at that - their focus is NOT on real economic sustainability as it is on passing that test, getting that grade and landing that job/graduate school program. And my question is: Why?

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Ideation to Innovation via Implementation : The formula for economic development

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 12/15/2005 - 12:54.

I don't think there is a more valuable resource on our planet than great ideas - the creativity and brainpower that generates innovative ideas is the ultimate source for the creation of new value. Revolutionary new ideas become intellectual property that can be patented, licensed business processes and models, Most models I have seen work to generate new IP through research funding and then work to find the sources of funding for prototyping, development, and testing of the IP generated necessary to commercialize it. So ideation does not become innovation until this process goes full cycle. What I would like to see are systems that share IP generated at one source with thinkers and researchers at other sources who can offer improvements and insights that better the original before it becomes commercialized in its initial, more primitive form.

NeoExcellence Roundtable 12.14.05: Carol Cartwright, KSU President

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Wed, 12/14/2005 - 15:11.

 

Carol Cartwright, President of Kent State University. gave an engaging presentation on the importance of higher education before a diverse group of civic entrepreneurs and concerned citizens at the City Club Tuesday. Carol announced that she will be retiring soon, closing a chapter in a remarkable and distinguished career in higher education that has spanned over forty years. Carol began with a reminder that there are 170,000 college students in Northeast Ohio, representing 25 colleges and universities. Over 36,000 of these students are Kent State students collectively this highly educated population represents a $2.2 billion dollar economic force and it is clear that we need retain and attract college students and graduates. Though Ohio is slightly above average in High School Graduation rates the state needs 440,000 more college educated citizens to reach the national average- put another way, only 2 of 4 NEO residents have college degrees, while 4 of 10 people do nationally. Cartwright attributed this mainly to legacy of blue-collar jobs but it is clear, she indicated, that times and economics are drastically changing such that this can no longer be the prevailing paradigm. The shortage of college-educated citizens in Ohio is a serious issue that must be dealt with, either through attraction or retention, or both. Many agree there had been a dramatic change in need for college education, but the fear is paying for it - state support has been very low, and there has been a strong inverse correlation between state support and state tuition. Ohio ranks 43rd in the nation in taxpayer support for higher education with one of the highest average college tuition rates nationally. 

12.16.05 Presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment to the Cleveland City Planning Commission

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 12:01.
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The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will give a presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment "Signature Bridge" plan to the Cleveland City Planning Commission on Friday, December 16.  The planning commission meeting will start at 9:00 am at Cleveland City Hall in Room 514.

Location

Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave E Room 514
Cleveland, OH
United States

12.13.05 Excellence Roundtable Invitation: Kent State President Dr. Carol A. Cartwright

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/09/2005 - 10:36.
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The NEO Excellence Roundtable is very pleased to host Kent State University President, Dr. Carol A. Cartwright, as our guest discussion leader at the December 13th, 2005 Roundtable at the City Club of Cleveland. The discussions will center around the role of education in the future of our region, leveraging Dr. Cartwright's unique experience leading one of the nation's largest university systems, among her many career achievements.

Location

City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States

Rollout of Alternatives Report for the Cleveland Innerbelt

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 12/06/2005 - 12:21.
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Rollout of the "alternatives Report for the Cleveland Innerbelt - December 2005 (no deadline date available at this time).  A full report will be available via www.innerbelt.org, and at branches of the Cleveland Public Library, which will outline ODOT's Recommended Alternative.  ODOT will receive public comment on this report.

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Alternative Gifts or Internet Search engines' appeal to innovative shoppers

Submitted by peter holmes on Tue, 12/06/2005 - 10:40.

Gift giving can take many manifestations, tangible and intantible. The most valuable are sometimes less obvious.  Children, for example, revel in things in which they can participate and activity can assume many guises.  Advertising pushes products or activities but what about unpromoted activites?  The internet offers both small and large entrepreneurs a level playing field by enabling them equal access to consumers.  Thus the internet becomes the zone for entrepreneurs and participation.  Search engines connect everyone to everything, creating great opportunity.  Think how this changes the way children and their parents "shop."  Two things are true: It will never be the same but how and what we "shop" for is still being defined as an extension of the old ways.  Consider this, the early auto-mobiles' design were simply motor-powered carriages.  The same holds for innovation today:  the great spurt in innovation is yet to come, and its arrival will be hastened as more people participate on the internet.  Search engines enable people to leverage their intellectual property by lowering the barriers to consumers' access to products and services.

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The Gift of Unique Value

Submitted by peter holmes on Mon, 12/05/2005 - 09:42.

Gift giving is the most widespread manifestation of the holiday season. The eternal question: What to give Johnny or Jane?  Mass merchandisers work hard at creating push for their products.  Tie-ins between movies and products, co-branding sports figures and products are examples of the sometimes creative approaches used.  What's too frequently missing from the mix are artisans' works sold through channels that don't promote themselves like mass merchandisers do. 

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11.29.05 Notes from NEO Net Impact Meeting - Envisioning Positive Change for East Cleveland

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Fri, 12/02/2005 - 16:58.

Minutes for Net Impact Meeting - AJ Rocco's Nov 29     7-9 PM

Attendees (10)

Akash Abraham

Katya Chistik

Ambassador James R. Lilley

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 15:44.
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 Ambassador Lilley, who researches China, Taiwan, and Korea, will speak about his most recent trip to that region and the current situation in that part of the world. From 1989 to 1991, Lilley was U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China, and to the Republic of Korea from 1986 to 1989.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Dialogues on Leadership New Leaders Only

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 15:44.
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 In the summer of 2003, at the age of 27, Michael Vu was named director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. He oversees all primary, general, special, and bond elections for the largest elections board in the State of Ohio which, with a registered voter population of more than one million voters, is also the 15th largest election jurisdiction in the country.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Does FEMA Have to Be a Disaster?

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 15:44.
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James Lee Witt is chairman and CEO of James Lee Witt Associates, LLC, which provides disaster recovery and mitigation management services to governments, educational institutions, the international community and corporations. Credited with turning FEMA from an unsuccessful bureaucratic agency to an internationally lauded disaster management agency, Witt was hired by Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco on September 3, 2005, to oversee reconstruction efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Rebuilding Iraq: A View from the Ground

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 15:44.
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 Rob Alt writes frequently on issues of constitutional law and public policy, and is a frequent contributor to National Review, the Ashbrook Center’s No Left Turns Blog.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Being Real in New York City

Submitted by peter holmes on Mon, 11/28/2005 - 10:34.

Reality in New York City is ephemeral but a good indicator of the future - if you know what indicators to read.  And what does the future there foreshadow for the future of NEO?  Good questions and better yet, so are the answers.  What  are the thoughts of others reading this?  More later....

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11.22.05 Excellence Roundtable NOTES: Paul Alsenas on Innerbelt and Signature Bridge

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/25/2005 - 03:58.

 

The November 22, 2005, NEO Excellence Roundtable focused on the future of the regional landscape and economy as impacted by the I-90 Innerbelt and bridge over the Cuyahoga River. Several dozen NEO leaders joined together at the City Club to discuss with Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Director Paul Alsenas a vision to redesign the Innerbelt and replace the current I-90 bridge with a world-class, high-design bridge to the south of the current structure, creating a new landmark for the region and an ideal gateway into our city for the future.

Great Discussion on Entrepreneurs and VC at BFD

Submitted by robataka on Wed, 11/23/2005 - 10:10.

Over at BrewedFreshDaily there is a great discussion of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital. Worth reading through the comments with the exception of one individual whom seems a tad bit warped..

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How to cultivate a Can-Do Attitude regarding the economy

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:38.

Please post thoughts and comments regarding creating a can-do attitude for improving the economy in NEO

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Connnecting great IP to various funding agents to spark innovation

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:33.

Please post thoughts regarding the connection of IP to various funding agents to spark innovation in NEO

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Reinventing Government to be less divisive and more regional

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:25.

Please post comments on reinventing government to be less divisive and more regional

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Attracting foreign investment in NEO

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:21.

Please post thoughts and comments regarding attracting foreign investment to NEO

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Continued retooling of manufacturing base is a necessity

Submitted by Storm Palace on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:16.

Please post thoughts and comments regarding retooling of the manufacturing base in NEO

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Creating Clusters in North East Ohio

Submitted by ramadesikangr on Sat, 11/19/2005 - 18:47.

Creating Clusters in North East Ohio (NEO)

I am involved in "Planning to create clustes" around various strenghts of NEO, I require inputs on creating a cluster, since tll now all successful clusters have been a spontaneous creation involving capital, people and ideas. Nobody knows the right mixture to create the combustion. I will appreciate inputs

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Storm the Palace Video Clips bring forum topics alive

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 11/19/2005 - 16:06.

Videographers Karen Kilroy and Jimmy Friend shot video of the Storm the Palace forum, November 1, 2005, and edited that down into short clips of great ideas surfaced during the world cafe portion of the event - visit the links below to see the action.

12.02.05 City Club: Voices & Choices: Transforming Our Region

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 12:49.
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Carolyn
Lukensmeyer and David Abbott at The City Club of
Cleveland

Location

City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, The City Club Building, 2nd Floor

11.22.05 Excellence Roundtable: Innerbelt Project and plan for new "Signature Bridge" over the Cuyahoga

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/16/2005 - 14:35.
11/22/2005 - 11:30

REALNEO is hosting our November 22nd NEO Excellence Roundtable at the City Club with the Innerbelt Bridge Plan featured as the discussion topic. We will be joined by Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Director Paul Alsenas, and we have invited representative of the Ohio Department of Transportation. One outcome we hope to see from this process is increased support for developing a new "Signature Bridge" for Northeast Ohio. We invite you to attend and participate in these discussions.

Location

City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor