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Center For Population Dynamics Quarterly Brief October 2015: A Reason To Be- The "Upskilling" Of Cleveland's Workforce, Richey Piiparinen, Jim Russell, Charlie Post Oct 2017

Center For Population Dynamics Quarterly Brief October 2015: A Reason To Be- The "Upskilling" Of Cleveland's Workforce, Richey Piiparinen, Jim Russell, Charlie Post

Richey Piiparinen

Not having a reason to be is the human crisis. Developing worth is the cure. Such is the case not just for people, but for cities. Cities without uses become ghost towns, with a midway existence called “the shrinking city”. Cleveland, like many Rust Belt cities, is a so-called shrinking city. For decades now the region has fought against the anticipation of disappearing. This fight is called “economic development”. Often, development policies are more instinctive than strategic. Cleveland has lost jobs, mostly manufacturing jobs. The solution, then, is to simply go get those jobs back. But manufacturing as a share ...


Staging Cleveland: A Theater Industry Study, Iryna Lendel, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ellen Cyran, Simon Husted, Nichole Laird, Luke Seaberg, Jinhee Yun Jun 2017

Staging Cleveland: A Theater Industry Study, Iryna Lendel, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ellen Cyran, Simon Husted, Nichole Laird, Luke Seaberg, Jinhee Yun

Ellen Cyran

The impact of theater is traditionally discussed in the emotion someone feels from seeing a live show on stage or the nostalgia of remembering the experience of seeing one’s favorite movie come to life for the first time. Theaters are one of a city’s most beautiful treasures, often constructed with high levels of architectural appeal which can take audiences out of their normal life and lead them into the world of the performance. However, besides beautiful buildings and fond memories, what is the impact of the theater sector on a region? This study uses a quantitative framework to ...


Policy Recommendations: Cultivating A Local Foodscape Rooted In A Just Economy, Ryan Thayer May 2017

Policy Recommendations: Cultivating A Local Foodscape Rooted In A Just Economy, Ryan Thayer

Ryan Thayer

Since the 1970s, American diets have changed drastically (Hozer, 2015; Soechtig, 2014; Pinderhughes, 2004; Fr eeman, 2007). The rise of multinational corporate food chains and agribusiness producers (Bell et al., 2013; Liu et al., 2012; Ayazi and Elsheikh) have severely limited diverse food options, as markets have become saturated with highly processed foods, whi ch are known to contribute to the rise of obesity related chronic health diseases (Bader et al., 2012; Colquhoun and Ledesma, 2008; Schwartz, 2016). In the urban environment, poor people and communities of color share a disproportionate burden of diet - rela ted diseases (Kwate, 2008) due ...


Success Measures For Local Economic Development: Project Final Report, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Sandeep Jani Nov 2016

Success Measures For Local Economic Development: Project Final Report, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Sandeep Jani

Michael P. Johnson

No abstract provided.


Reconsidering The Regional Economic Development Impacts Of Higher Education Institutions In The United States., Joshua Drucker Jun 2016

Reconsidering The Regional Economic Development Impacts Of Higher Education Institutions In The United States., Joshua Drucker

Joshua Drucker

This study models relationships between United States higher education activities and regional economic performance, 2001 – 2011. Advances include incorporating all degree-granting institutions; estimating spatial spillovers; and comparing multiple economic outcomes, including production and entrepreneurship. Higher education impacts vary by outcome measure but are less influential than in previous studies. Spillovers are substantial up to 60 miles (97 km), reflecting considerable influence across space. More advanced degrees, science and engineering education, and population educational attainment are positively associated with entrepreneurial activity. These findings encourage the traditional university missions of research and teaching, and general policies promoting entrepreneurship, to support economic performance ...


Identifying High Demand Occupations And Understanding The Needs Of Northeast Ohio Manufacturers: Focus Group Summary Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Identifying High Demand Occupations And Understanding The Needs Of Northeast Ohio Manufacturers: Focus Group Summary Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Kathryn W. Hexter

While the current economic climate is challenging, it provides an opportunity to assess critical workforce and talent issues facing the manufacturing community. In March 2009, Dr. Joel Elvery of Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs released the Employment and Wage Trends of Manufacturing Occupations in the Cleveland-Elyria PMSA analysis. The analysis identified occupations that appear to be “pain-points” for employers - or open positions that are hard to fill and thus, in high demand.


Remix Cleveland- The Cleveland Music Sector And Its Economic Impact - Executive Summary, Iryna Lendel, Sharon Bliss, Candice Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Renee Constantino, Matthew Hrubey Dec 2015

Remix Cleveland- The Cleveland Music Sector And Its Economic Impact - Executive Summary, Iryna Lendel, Sharon Bliss, Candice Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Renee Constantino, Matthew Hrubey

Kathryn W. Hexter

This study was commissioned by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)as a starting point for gaining a deeper understanding of the different sectors of the Cleveland arts scene in Cuyahoga county. Its objective is to understand the Cleveland Music Sector, delineate its components, learn its dynamics, and assess the economic impact of music events and venues in Cuyahoga county.


Remix Cleveland: The Cleveland Music Sector And Its Economic Impact - Full Report, Iryna Lendel, Sharon Bliss, Candice Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Renee Constantino, Matthew Hrubey Dec 2015

Remix Cleveland: The Cleveland Music Sector And Its Economic Impact - Full Report, Iryna Lendel, Sharon Bliss, Candice Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Renee Constantino, Matthew Hrubey

Kathryn W. Hexter

No abstract provided.


Identifying High Demand Occupations And Understanding The Needs Of Northeast Ohio Manufacturers: Focus Group Summary Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Identifying High Demand Occupations And Understanding The Needs Of Northeast Ohio Manufacturers: Focus Group Summary Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Molly Schnoke

While the current economic climate is challenging, it provides an opportunity to assess critical workforce and talent issues facing the manufacturing community. In March 2009, Dr. Joel Elvery of Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs released the Employment and Wage Trends of Manufacturing Occupations in the Cleveland-Elyria PMSA analysis. The analysis identified occupations that appear to be “pain-points” for employers - or open positions that are hard to fill and thus, in high demand.


Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase Dec 2015

Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase

Ziona Austrian

This survey report is associated with "Northeast Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, entrepreneurship and Innovation"


Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase Dec 2015

Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase

Ziona Austrian

This survey report is associated with "Northeast Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, entrepreneurship and Innovation"


Community-Engaged Decision Modeling For Local Economic Development, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Sandeep Jani Nov 2015

Community-Engaged Decision Modeling For Local Economic Development, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Sandeep Jani

Michael P. Johnson

This presentation contains current results from a research project to identify success metrics and decision opportunities for Boston Main Streets organizations. It represents an application of qualitative decision analytic methods for values and objectives design


An Evaluation Of Competitive Industrial Structure And Regional Manufacturing Employment Change., Joshua Drucker Aug 2015

An Evaluation Of Competitive Industrial Structure And Regional Manufacturing Employment Change., Joshua Drucker

Joshua Drucker

This paper examines the relationships between several aspects of regional industrial structure and employment change in the United States manufacturing sector and 19 subsectors from 1987 to 1997. Economic diversity, industrial specialization, and competitive structure are considered together in a non-causal regression framework in order to assess their relative associations with economic performance. The innovative features of the research are considering together multiple distinct facets of industrial structure at the regional scale, emphasizing the less commonly studied characteristic of industrial competitive structure, and exploiting confidential microdata to construct and evaluate detailed metrics across broad geographic and industrial ranges. The findings ...


Community Development Analytics: From Data To Decisions For Boston Main Streets, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Sandeep Jani Jun 2015

Community Development Analytics: From Data To Decisions For Boston Main Streets, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Sandeep Jani

Michael P. Johnson

A successful Main Street organization should be able to identify community strengths and deficits, to formulate a range of potentially effective local initiatives for economic and neighborhood development, to implement select initiatives using the best mix of volunteer and paid resources, to share data and best practices among all Boston Main Street districts, and to communicate project progress and outcome measures with the Office of Business Development. This project seeks to help Boston Main Street DIstricts operate more effectively by articulating values, identifying performance metrics and choosing decision opportunities. We present preliminary study results from a survey of Boston Main ...


The Role Of Case Studies In Natural Resources Law [Summary], John Copeland Nagle Jun 2015

The Role Of Case Studies In Natural Resources Law [Summary], John Copeland Nagle

John Copeland Nagle

4 pages. "John Nagle, Univ. of Notre Dame Law School" -- Agenda


Bids As Planners? Challenges Of Maintaining Philadelphia’S Old City District, Dorothy Ives-Dewey May 2015

Bids As Planners? Challenges Of Maintaining Philadelphia’S Old City District, Dorothy Ives-Dewey

Dorothy Ives-Dewey

No abstract provided.


Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Formative And System Change Report, Year 3, Kathryn W. Hexter, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse, Serineh Baboomian Apr 2015

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Formative And System Change Report, Year 3, Kathryn W. Hexter, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse, Serineh Baboomian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


The Manufacturing Sector In The Greater Northeastern/Northern Region Of Pennsylvania, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer, Eunkyu Lee, Hyejin Jung, Eric Esoda Apr 2015

The Manufacturing Sector In The Greater Northeastern/Northern Region Of Pennsylvania, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer, Eunkyu Lee, Hyejin Jung, Eric Esoda

Ziona Austrian

This report summarizes the findings of an in-depth study of the manufacturing sector in the Greater Northeastern/Northern region of Pennsylvania. The objective of the first section is to draw attention to the role manufacturing plays in the regional economy. It compares manufacturing to other sectors of the economy in terms of employment, gross regional product, wages, productivity, and number of establishments (See Table E-1). It also briefly describes trends in the value of shipments of manufacturing goods as a proxy for exports, manufacturers’ investments in capital expenditures as a measure of capital intensity and adoption of technology, and patenting ...


Central Georgia Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Merissa Piazza, Joe Andre, Elorm M. Tsegah, Eunkyu Lee, Ziona Austrian Apr 2015

Central Georgia Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Merissa Piazza, Joe Andre, Elorm M. Tsegah, Eunkyu Lee, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Sa2020 San Antonio Opportunity Dividend, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer Apr 2015

Sa2020 San Antonio Opportunity Dividend, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer

Ziona Austrian

CEOs for Cities created the city dividend concept to catalyze collaborative economic progress in cities and regions. A city dividend is the economic benefit resulting from investing resources to successfully achieve a measurable, actionable goal toward your city’s and metro region’s economic progress. The objective of city dividends is to provide quantitative estimates of the economic benefits that metropolitan regions and cities could achieve by improving their performance on specific priority issues. This report explores the Opportunity Dividend. The Opportunity Dividend examines individuals in poverty and the public money spent on combating poverty. Detailed methodology on how the ...


Sa2020 San Antonio Talent Dividend, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer Apr 2015

Sa2020 San Antonio Talent Dividend, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer

Ziona Austrian

CEOs for Cities created the city dividend concept to catalyze collaborative economic progress in cities and regions. A city dividend is the economic benefit resulting from investing resources to successfully achieve a measurable, actionable goal toward your city’s and metro region’s economic progress. The objective of city dividends is to provide quantitative estimates of the economic benefits that metropolitan regions and cities could achieve by improving their performance on specific priority issues. This report explores the Talent Dividend. The Talent Dividend associates educational attainment, as measured by college degrees, and personal income. Detailed methodology on how the Talent ...


Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Programs And Projects Report, Year 3, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter Apr 2015

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Programs And Projects Report, Year 3, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


The Economic Impact Of Metrohealth System, Matthew Hrubey, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza Apr 2015

The Economic Impact Of Metrohealth System, Matthew Hrubey, Ziona Austrian, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Evaluation Executive Summary Year 3, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Serineh Baboomian Apr 2015

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio- Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Evaluation Executive Summary Year 3, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Serineh Baboomian

Ziona Austrian

The Living Cities Integration Initiative (TII) began in 2011 as a three-year program to accelerate local initiatives promoting greater economic inclusion in five cities across the country. In Cleveland, Ohio, the TII was known as the Greater University Circle (GUC) Community Wealth Building Initiative and was part of the more comprehensive Greater University Circle Initiative (GUCI) between 2011 and 2013. The GUCI began in 2005 and will continue beyond TII. This report will refer to the three-year Living Cities program as the GUCI/TII. This executive summary combines findings from two evaluation reports. The first is a formative and system ...


Manufacturing Brief 2013, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Christopher Lohr Apr 2015

Manufacturing Brief 2013, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Christopher Lohr

Ziona Austrian

This brief continues a series of publications that tell the story of manufacturing in Northeast Ohio (NEO) and provide an overview of the trends in employment, gross regional product, average wages, establishments, and exports for major manufacturing industries. This year’s focus will be on short term trends (2010 to 2012) that describe the growth of the manufacturing sector, with a detailed analysis for specific industries that constitute the sector. Northeast Ohio’s trends are then compared to trends in the United States and the remainder of the state of Ohio.


Sa2020 San Antonio City Dividends, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer Apr 2015

Sa2020 San Antonio City Dividends, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer

Ziona Austrian

The challenge that every city faces is how to best mobilize, accelerate, and sustain action on the key issues that contribute to city success. The future belongs to those cities and regions that can best catalyze collaborative change by demonstrating measurable progress on important goals. CEOs for Cities believes the answer is city dividends. CEOs for Cities created the city dividend concept to catalyze collaborative economic progress in cities and regions. City dividends, first developed by economist Joe Cortright of Impressa, inc., for CEOs for Cities, and Carol Coletta, former president and CEO of CEOs for cities, are premised on ...


Sa2020 San Antonio Health/Diabetes Dividend, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer Apr 2015

Sa2020 San Antonio Health/Diabetes Dividend, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer

Ziona Austrian

CEOs for Cities created the city dividend concept to catalyze collaborative economic progress in cities and regions. A city dividend is the economic benefit resulting from investing resources to successfully achieve a measurable, actionable goal toward your city’s and metro region’s economic progress. This report explores the Health/Diabetes Dividend. The Health/Diabetes Dividend estimates the costs of diabetes and the economic savings associated with reducing the number of diabetics. Detailed methodology on how the Health/Diabetes Dividend is calculated and associated data sources is included in Appendix A. Health/Diabetes Dividend According to the American Diabetes Association ...


Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Year One Formative And Summative Evaluation Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Matt Hrubey Apr 2015

Living Cities: The Integration Initiative In Cleveland, Ohio - Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative: Year One Formative And Summative Evaluation Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Candi Clouse, Matt Hrubey

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Sa2020 San Antonio Green Dividend, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer Apr 2015

Sa2020 San Antonio Green Dividend, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Nikki Glazer

Ziona Austrian

CEOs for Cities created the city dividend concept to catalyze collaborative economic progress in cities and regions. A city dividend is the economic benefit resulting from investing resources to successfully achieve a measurable, actionable goal toward your city’s and metro region’s economic progress. The objective of city dividends is to provide quantitative estimates of the economic benefits that metropolitan regions and cities could achieve by improving their performance on specific priority issues. This report explores the Green Dividend. The Green Dividend considers the savings that a person can achieve by driving one less mile per day. Detailed methodology ...


The Economic Impact Of Cleveland State University, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Serena Alexander Apr 2015

The Economic Impact Of Cleveland State University, Candi Clouse, Ziona Austrian, Serena Alexander

Ziona Austrian

This report assesses the economic impact of Cleveland State University on the five-county Cleveland metropolitan area. The study was conducted by the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. The economic impact of the university operations is based on FY2013 data (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013), which was the most recent completed fiscal year for which data was available at the start of this study. The economic impacts of the capital expenditures are based on FY2009-2013 spending.