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    Access over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned arts institutions and national-league sports. Read More
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Why I Moved to Cleveland

 
excerpt from 'best hikes near cleveland,' penned by fresh water contributor joe baur
In the recently released Best Hikes Near Cleveland, Fresh Water contributor Joe Baur offers readers a deep dive into some of the best local hikes Mother Nature has to offer. Seven of those hikes are urban, taking readers through Downtown, Ohio City, Tremont, Forest Hill and elsewhere. Here's an excerpt -- and an introduction by the author.
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inside out: global cle's talent attraction campaign aimed at filling jobs, repopulati...
On Thursday, May 1, Global Cleveland will officially launch its talent attraction campaign at a major event at the Cleveland Convention Center. The event -- like the organization hosting it -- is focused on increasing the population while strengthening the local economy.
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follow you, follow me: the social media mavens we can't get enough of
In Cleveland’s ever-evolving social media community, there is a wide variety of contributors to the civic dialogue. We've complied a list of some of our favorite voices -- a mix of up-and-comers and seasoned vets from different corners of the web who are using their blogs, podcasts and Twitter feeds to give the city a voice.
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bizarro land: cleveland's weird, wacky and wholly unexpected delights
Now that we've emerged from our respective huts, it's time to stop squinting towards the sky and go do something. Sure, the usual line-up of outdoor activities awaits -- but aren't there any surprises left in CLE? You bet there are, and we're about to point you in the right direction.
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lab chat: conversations with the smartest people in the cleveland biomed community
We live in one of the most important cities for biomedical research in the country, and yet it often feels as though the general public has no clue about what's going on behind the doors of research labs at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University. This new column is an attempt to change that.
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The Region

Greater Cleveland is part of the  "Northeast Ohio/Cleveland Plus" region boasting a $170 billion dollar economy. In addition to Greater Cleveland, the region has several other metropolitan cities bustling with business, arts & culture and great places to live - and where over 70% of the Fortune 500 companies have a presence.

   

Greater Cleveland

Entrepreneurship is booming here. Greater Cleveland, encompassing five counties - Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Geauga and Medina, has entrepreneurial incubators, education and funding programs that are fast becoming the national model. We were recognized as one of the hottest regions for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur magazine – ranking higher than San Francisco, Boston, Seattle and New York. And the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) also listed us as one of only seven cities in the world (and the only city in the United States) to be named a “Top 7 Intelligent Community.”  

 

   

Akron

Go straight down Interstate 77 from downtown Cleveland and you get to Akron. It is so easy a drive it is not uncommon for people to commute between these communities. Akron is home to more than 21,000 businesses, including more than 150 Fortune 500 companies that have operations in the region. Some of the largest employers include The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, FedEx Custom Critical, GoJo Industries, First Energy Corporation, Bridgestone and Time Warner Cable. 

   

Canton

Just a bit farther down the road is Canton. Canton and Stark County has become the business headquarters for the Utica Shale, seen as one of the richest sources of shale oil, gas and natural gas liquids in the US. Billions of dollars are going into the development of business and infrastructure to support this booming industry. If you don’t know about Shale, perhaps you’ve heard of Shearer’s Pretzels and Chips or Heinz Frozen foods, or maybe Frito-Lay’s? There is a lot going on in Canton. 

   

Youngstown

Head a bit more east towards Pittsburgh and you get to Youngstown. Youngstown has lots to boast about! Brookings listed them as a top 20 city for economic recovery and named the area as one of the top US metros in export growth. It’s no wondering with this success the US Bureau of Labor Statistics named it the third highest in US job growth. Forbes honored it with 4th Best Place to find a job and as the 5th Highest in Manufacturing Job growth. And talk about entrepreneurial; the Youngstown Business Incubator is constantly in the press with its new business’ successes.