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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/10/2006 - 12:45.


We hear of CAFTA, NAFTA, PAFTA, and how our government wants to help those people in areas with low wages by spreading democracy, “stabilizing” their governments, and letting our companies go and set up shop there. Reducing tariffs - we are told - will bring economic prosperity to economically “underdeveloped” regions.


? of the day: Who are your favorite local artists?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 01:54.

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Vinyl - Lets Discuss The Issues.

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Mon, 02/20/2006 - 21:55.

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 21:25.


It didn't dawn on me until after I had finished commenting regarding the network map that I had blown the main point.

The reason names are critical in a network map is because trust cannot be anonymous. 

"building trust" - we hear it at all the meetings, we hear it from Jack, from Valdis, from Norm, from Ed, from Tom, from George, from Berlin, from William - but you can't build trust with anonymity.  We need names and faces - lots of them - like in high school - to connect to and listen too.   Then trust will come.

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 12:23.

 When is the last time you saw a job application like this?




We are an

Unequal Opportunity Employer


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01.24.06 Excellence Roundtable Invitation: East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 01/17/2006 - 18:05.
01/24/2006 - 11:30
01/24/2006 - 13:30

We are very pleased to announce the first NEO Excellence Roundtable of 2006 will feature the new mayor of the city of East Cleveland, Eric Brewer.


City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States
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What makes a good local website?

Submitted by Jeff Buster@rea... on Mon, 01/09/2006 - 21:57.

Here I am in NORTH EAST OHIO, concerned about the civic situation, but, as is true for all of us, with a limited amount of time and energy.   When the muse strikes me, and I am ready to post to the web, what is the most efficacious web site on which to post?  Fresh brewed daily?,  Hotel Bruce? Cppl Cleveland?


Is it healthy to be asking these questions? or is it sacrilegious to be asking?  



Submitted by robataka on Sun, 12/18/2005 - 10:11.

今朝のPDビジネスセクションに、日本や中国関連記事があった。その記事では、 日本はオハイオ州に投資している国として最大であることを知った。もちろん、その一つの理由は車や鉄の クォータや輸入税などを避けるためだった。車や鉄をアメリカで製造すると、Made in USAをいえるわけで、 日本バッシングの対策だった。

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Using Appreciative Inquiry to foster positive change in NEO public schools

Submitted by More Better on Tue, 11/08/2005 - 10:43.

Post thoughts and comments regarding the use of Appreciative Inquiry to improve public schools in NEO

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From "Planning Livable Communities" Blog

Submitted by jsmuscatello on Sat, 10/15/2005 - 16:11.

There is probably no need for Planners to consider this for Cleveland's downtown; however, this may be the way to help struggling neighborhoods within the city, as well as the the older, inner-ring suburbs - by encouraging pedestrian activity instead of vehicular.
I suppose the fast-food industry would put up a big fight to keep things as they have been.

ED Pro Ed Morrison's Economic Development predictions for 2005

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 01/03/2005 - 12:09.

From Ed Morrison's always insightful and expert ED Pro website are his predictions for 2005 - feel free to add yours as comments to this posting.

Predictions for 2005 Predictions are always a tricky business, but they're fun to think about. Here's what I expect to see in economic development in the coming year.

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DEAR PETER: Let's make NEO the world's aerosol art capital

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 12/28/2004 - 23:57.

There was an article posted on the Channel 3 website proclaiming "Graffiti becoming a big problem in Midtown".

Visioning on REI 11/16/04 - "The Value of International Students to Northeast Ohio"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/18/2004 - 13:15.

The 11/16/04 Tuesday@REI session surfaced one of the most serious problems being confronting by America, our region, and Case today - the fact foreigners are not interested to visit, work, and study in America at levels seen in the past. This is in fact a reason for the most pressing and escalating outsourcing issues surfacing today, that American knowledge-based jobs and important innovations are being realized in foreign regions having greater talent than here - its not just about cheap labor.