Economy

WIRE-Net: Our National Model in Manufacturing Innovation

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 12:26.

Cleveland's WIRE-Net is one of five programs cited in this national report on innovative city partnerships. The report came out this week. The report is available here. The press release is available here.

 

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Is Cleveland better place to be "strapped"?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 15:42.

 

Hitting stride with "are you depressed yet" and concluding with something like "thirty years from now, today's 20-&-30-somethings will look back on their generation as the one that saved the American Dream or lived through its demise", Director of Economic Opportunity Program at Demos and author of "Strapped, Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead" Tamara Draut gave an audience of 20- and 30-Somethings and others lots to think and talk about at a very interesting and refreshing forum at Cleveland State.

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Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30- Somethings Can't Get Ahead

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 10:19.
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STRAPPED:

Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead

Location

Mac's Backs
1820 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, OH
United States

Manufacturing Matters

Submitted by John Colm on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 11:05.
Over 300,000 Ohioans work at the 7500 NE Ohio manufacturing establishments in the 14 county region, taking home $13 billion in annual wages.
 
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Creating Innovation Networks in Midtown

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 02/08/2006 - 23:49.

June Holley was leading this week's forum. June is a nationally recognized researcher and practitioner in identifying, leading and coaching innovation networks.

Our first question from June: What would you like to see happen in Cleveland?

Old Economy-New Economy & Innovation in CLEVELAND

Submitted by John Colm on Wed, 02/08/2006 - 22:48.

MIND (Manufacturing Innovation for the Next Decade)  

MIND is a unique project developed by WIRE-Net, a private, non-profit economic development organization in Cleveland, aimed at helping leaders of existing manufacturing businesses learn about and implement Total Innovation:  product, people and process improvement.  The need for manufacturing innovation is clear.   The leaps companies make through innovation improve profitability, fortify the local economy, and energize future growth.  MIND I began the journey with an emphasis on product and market innovation.   Phase II of the exclusive MIND experience began in September 2005 with new topics and issues guided by members of the group.  Key elements include:

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Monitoring Sustainability in Cleveland

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Mon, 02/06/2006 - 10:21.

Cleveland City Council recently hosted hearings on sustainability programs of the City. an effort to take a long-term look at city acitivities and their cost and impact.  I was pleased to attend, but I have to confess to being less enthused than other comments I've read.  The content of the hearing, the report of the "sustainability initiatives" by Cleveland Sustainability Manager Andrew Watterson and the overall value and importance of sustainability initiatives by ECOCity's David Beach, was absolutely terrific.  Mr. Watterson has done a great job to engage offices to embrace initiatives and really move forward.  David Beach framed the overall issues effectively and clarified the importance of sustainability for the overall health and progress of the region.  Sadly, however, I thought the demonstration of value was largely one way and several Members of Council demonstrated only moderate familiarity, appreciation and understanding of the issues.

 

Biomimetic RoboSnail Tackles Any Terrain -- Slime Not Included

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Sun, 02/05/2006 - 22:51.

By AMANDA ONION

Jan. 26, 2006 The snail may seem like a humble creature, but it turns out walking with one foot on a trail of slime is quite a feat.

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Learning from the Irish Miracle

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sun, 02/05/2006 - 15:57.

Wisconsin is learning the lessons of the Irish Miracle. Simple enough: education, innovation, collaboriation. We know the path ahead. But somehow, we are not executing very well, according to this insightful commentary. Read more.

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Getting Results: Positive Deviance, Networking Hubs and Action Projects

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/04/2006 - 16:22.

Date: Wednesday, February 8

City Council hears Sustainability Program update

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 16:42.

Location

United States

 

Pictured from left to right: Julius Ciaccia- Director of Public Utilities, Councilman Matt Zone, Andrew Watterson- Cleveland Sustainability Manager, and David Beach- Director, Ecocity Cleveland.

Thoughts on Consumer Advocacy and Business Accountability: Creating Win-WIn Outcomes

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 15:39.

So often economic development focuses on job creation, new venture creation, and the connection of resources to opportunity.  While these are all important drivers of economic growth, we must also consider the impacts of sound ethical consumer and business practices.  On the consumer side, customers of businesses need to understand the terms of business transactions and employ sound money managment techiques to ensure transactions are conducted resource efficiently.  This enables consumers to save more, and in time not only enhance quality of life but  accumulate  savings which eventually have greater economic impact and contribution - allowing the consumer to spend more, generate greater tax revenue for all levels of government, inspire diverse investments or even new business ventures.

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The U.S. in Another Nation's War

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 13:10.
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The International and Domestic Dimensions

Location

Thwing Student Center, Case Cleveland, OH
United States

2nd Annual STATE OF BLACK CLEVELAND

Submitted by William on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 12:23.
02/04/2006 - 08:30
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CSU Black Alumni Association and other black professional organizations are putting on the 2nd annual State of Black Cleveland Event on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 CSU's University Center Room 1 8:30am-12noon

Location

CSU's University Center Room 1
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Collaborative Behaviors can strengthen NEO film industry

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 01:05.

Networked Creative Industries Build Innovating Regions

Alex Michaels (Prelude2Cinema) lead our forum this evening begining with a call to action: we can benefit by working together to strengthen our NEO film industry. Alex suggested we place renewed value on some important behaviors: the value of being adaptable, having a clear vision that is inclusive of others and sharing resources with others so everyone can benefit. The Knight film incubator initiative will be a co-operative effort everyone will benefit from.

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Northeast Ohio International Business Network

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 18:33.
02/03/2006 - 17:30
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There will be no charge for this event. (Cash Bar)
Spouses are welcome

Please make reservations by contacting Radhika Reddy at Ariel Ventures,
LLC, 1375 East 9th Street, Ste 155, Cleveland, Ohio 44114: Phone

Location

DoubleTree Inn (formerly Hilton Inn Cleveland South)
i-77 and Rockside
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Strapped: Why 20 and 30-somethings can't get ahead

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 18:03.
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Strapped offers a look at the new obstacles facing young adults as they try to build careers, buy homes and start families. Key Note Speaker: Tamara Draut, dir., Economic Opportunity Program at Demos & author of Strapped. Respondents: Daniel Gray-Kontar, Catalyst Cleveland and Hannah M. Fritzman, The Cleveland Executive Fellowship & Civic Innovation Lab.

Location

Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
United States

Cuyahoga Valley Communities Council annual meeting

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 14:43.
02/16/2006 - 17:30
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Social hour, dinner, brief annual meeting and keynote speaker Sandra Pianalto, pres & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Fee.

 

contact:  cvcc [dot] org [at] sbcglobal [dot] net   (Fred Holman)   440-526-1822

Location

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Midtown Wednesdays: Green City Blue Lake Portal

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 14:10.
03/08/2006 - 17:00
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Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Creating an Infomatics Culture: Technology, Learning & Visualization

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 12:33.
03/01/2006 - 17:00
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Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: NEO African American Cultural Center

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 12:25.
02/22/2006 - 17:00
02/22/2006 - 18:45
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Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Creativity, Youth Entrepreneurship and Gaming

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 12:23.
02/15/2006 - 17:00
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Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Getting Results: Positive Deviance, Networking Hubs and Action Projects

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 11:58.
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June Holley is President and founder of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), a regional entrepreneurship organization in southeastern Ohio. She has pioneered the implementation of many innovative entrepreneurship strategies including business networks, Kitchen Incubators, youth entrepreneurship, regional entrepreneurship networks, policy networks and cluster-focused initiatives.

Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Change Brings Opportunity for NEO Film Industry

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 11:47.
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Date: Wednesday, February 1

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Change Brings Opportunity for Film Industry

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 10:42.

Date: Wednesday, February 1

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus