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Economic Impact Of Green Infrastructure Maintenance, Merissa Piazza, Candi Clouse May 2013

Economic Impact Of Green Infrastructure Maintenance, Merissa Piazza, Candi Clouse

Urban Publications

The Center for Economic Development (the Center) at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University prepared this report for LAND studio. The objective of this report is to present an economic impact of the green infrastructure maintenance of the future green infrastructure investments that the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) will undertake. LAND studio will use this study as a component to a broader study of best practices in green infrastructure maintenance, the needs of the sector, and to develop a foundation for the creation of a green infrastructure maintenance education and workforce training program.

The ...


Minority Participation In Technology Based Growth Industries In Northeast Ohio, Merissa Piazza, Elorm Tsegah, Ziona Austrian, Ellen Cyran Mar 2013

Minority Participation In Technology Based Growth Industries In Northeast Ohio, Merissa Piazza, Elorm Tsegah, Ziona Austrian, Ellen Cyran

Ellen Cyran

No abstract provided.


Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park Jan 2013

Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park

Ziona Austrian

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


New Establishment Dynamics: Business Formation And Survival Trends In Ohio, Afia Yamoah, Ziona Austrian, Joel A. Elvery Jan 2013

New Establishment Dynamics: Business Formation And Survival Trends In Ohio, Afia Yamoah, Ziona Austrian, Joel A. Elvery

Ziona Austrian

The Ohio New Establishments Dynamics data (O-NED) is a new data set, developed by the College and Center. O-NED tracks employment and number of establishments for establishments that first started employing people between the 2nd quarter of 1997 and the 1st quarter of 2008. The report “New Establishment Dynamics: Business Formation and Survival Trends in Ohio” summarizes how trends in employment growth and establishment survivorship differ across sectors of the economy and various regions of Ohio. This new data set allows us to analyze the number of establishments born in a specific year called “birth cohort” and document their survival ...


Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2008: Comparative Performance Of Midwest And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Iryna Lendel Jan 2013

Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2008: Comparative Performance Of Midwest And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Iryna Lendel

Ziona Austrian

This report describes the findings from the third study of Dashboard indicators using the framework that was developed in the previous two studies. The framework resulted in a set of indicators that explains the dynamics of regional economic growth for large and mid-sized metropolitan areas in the United States. The objective of this study is to continue monitoring the performance of Northeast Ohio metropolitan areas over time and in comparison to other metropolitan areas across the United States.


Northwest Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park Jan 2013

Northwest Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park

Ziona Austrian

This report is associated with "Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis"


The Information Technology Cluster In Northeast Ohio: A Briefing Paper, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

The Information Technology Cluster In Northeast Ohio: A Briefing Paper, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Northeast Ohio Central Cities In The Regional Economy, 2000-2007, Ziona Austrian, Candice Clouse, Eric J. Mundy, Frank Akpadock, Thomas Jr. Finnerty, John R. Bralich Jan 2013

The Role Of Northeast Ohio Central Cities In The Regional Economy, 2000-2007, Ziona Austrian, Candice Clouse, Eric J. Mundy, Frank Akpadock, Thomas Jr. Finnerty, John R. Bralich

Ziona Austrian

This report examines the four central cities in Northeast Ohio – Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown — in the context of their metropolitan areas. A central city is the largest or most important city of a metropolitan area. A metropolitan area combines a large city with adjacent urbanized areas and peripheral areas that are closely bound to the center with strong ties to commuting, commerce, and a common labor market.


Downtown Cleveland's Economic Base, 1989-1996: Executive Summary, Ziona Austrian, Jocelyn Fagan Jan 2013

Downtown Cleveland's Economic Base, 1989-1996: Executive Summary, Ziona Austrian, Jocelyn Fagan

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


North Central Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park Jan 2013

North Central Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park

Ziona Austrian

This report is associated with "North Central Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis"


The Information Technology Industry In The State Of Ohio And Its Regions: 1989 To 2000, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton Jan 2013

The Information Technology Industry In The State Of Ohio And Its Regions: 1989 To 2000, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton

Ziona Austrian

This report was prepared for Ohio’s IT Alliance, a statewide network of six regional IT groups located throughout Ohio and headquartered in Dayton. The study was conducted by the Ohio Economic Development Information Network, better known as the ES202 Network. The ES202 Network is a statewide group of ten urban and rural universities that develops and maintains a database of employment, payroll, and establishments at the zip code level throughout Ohio. ES202 Network researchers are engaged in industry and labor force research that utilizes this unique database.


Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2009: Comparative Performance Of Leading, Midwest, And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Candice Clouse Jan 2013

Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2009: Comparative Performance Of Leading, Midwest, And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Candice Clouse

Ziona Austrian

The objective of this study is to continue monitoring the economic performance of Northeast Ohio’s (NEO) metropolitan areas over time and in comparison to other metropolitan areas across the United States, particularly leading metropolitan areas and other large metro areas located in the Midwest. The study monitors economic conditions prior to the current recession. This fourth study of dashboard indicators describes the findings using the framework that was developed in previous studies. It uses the same four measures of economic growth and nine dashboard indicators and their underlying variables for 136 metropolitan areas with population between 300,000 and ...


Wire-Net Area Industry Profile Analysis, Robert Sadowski, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

Wire-Net Area Industry Profile Analysis, Robert Sadowski, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Identifying High Demand Occupations And Understanding The Needs Of Northeast Ohio Manufacturers: Focus Group Summary Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke Jan 2013

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

Ziona Austrian

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 - Full Report, Iryna Lendel, Sharon Bliss, Candice Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn W. Hexter, Renee Constantino, Matthew Hrubey Jan 2013

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

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


The High-Tech Sector In Northeast Ohio: 2007 Update, Ziona Austrian, Jill S. Taylor Jan 2013

The High-Tech Sector In Northeast Ohio: 2007 Update, Ziona Austrian, Jill S. Taylor

Ziona Austrian

This report describes trends in the high-tech sector in Northeast Ohio, focusing on the 2004-2006 time period. It is the first update to a baseline report released in February 2007 that analyzed trends between 2000 and 2005. This study follows the baseline report in that it examines the high-tech sector in Northeast Ohio from three perspectives — high-tech industries, high-tech occupations, and research and development activity. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of high-tech industries in terms of employment, average wage, gross regional product (output), and productivity. High-tech occupations are analyzed in terms of employment levels. Research and development activity is ...


World Class Region Initiative: Northeastohioeconomy.Com, Donald T. Iannone, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf Jan 2013

World Class Region Initiative: Northeastohioeconomy.Com, Donald T. Iannone, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Akron Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Merissa Piazza, Joan Chase, Chang-Shik Song, Elorm Tsegah, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

Akron Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Merissa Piazza, Joan Chase, Chang-Shik Song, Elorm Tsegah, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Northeast Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase Jan 2013

Northeast Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park, Joan Chase

Ziona Austrian

This report is associated with "Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis"


The Role Of Colleges And Universities In Neighborhood Real Estate Development: Based On The Experience Of Five Institutions, Jill Norton, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

The Role Of Colleges And Universities In Neighborhood Real Estate Development: Based On The Experience Of Five Institutions, Jill Norton, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

This report discusses the role of colleges and universities in the economic development of neighborhoods and cities through direct investments in real estate. It explores various approaches to neighborhood economic development and looks at how educational institutions can partner with public agencies and neighborhood-based organizations to meet the objectives of both the institution and the community in which it resides.


Urban Universities And Real Estate Development, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton Jan 2013

Urban Universities And Real Estate Development, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton

Ziona Austrian

This report is intended to enhance the understanding of the role that urban colleges and universities have in local economic development through university real estate investment activities. Colleges and universities across the country are becoming more involved in property acquisition and development; however, there is limited research that explores the decision-making processes that are employed and the implications of these decisions on the larger community.


An Update Of The Regional Growth Model For Large And Mid-Size U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Northeast Ohio Dashboard Indicators, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel, Afia Yamoah Jan 2013

An Update Of The Regional Growth Model For Large And Mid-Size U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Northeast Ohio Dashboard Indicators, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel, Afia Yamoah

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Ohio Business Establishments Inter-County Relocation Trends During The 1994-1997 Period, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf Jan 2013

Ohio Business Establishments Inter-County Relocation Trends During The 1994-1997 Period, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Ohio's Metropolitan Areas: Employment And Payroll Trends In Central And Suburban Counties, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

Ohio's Metropolitan Areas: Employment And Payroll Trends In Central And Suburban Counties, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Industrial Activity In Cleveland, Robert Sadowski, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

Industrial Activity In Cleveland, Robert Sadowski, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

This report has four primary objectives. First, survey industrial activity in the city of Cleveland using employment and payroll data for the period from 1993 to 2000; report on key findings related to industry sectors and industries at the two-digit standard industrial classification (SIC) code level; and compare the city of Cleveland to suburban Cuyahoga County and the remainder of the Cleveland primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA). Second, identify those industries in Cleveland that reported substantial employment levels, average annual wages, employment growth, and wage growth during the study period (high performing industries). Third, discuss the status of previously identified ...


Transforming Our Regional Economy, Ziona Austrian, Ed Morrison, Laszio Kozmon Jan 2013

Transforming Our Regional Economy, Ziona Austrian, Ed Morrison, Laszio Kozmon

Ziona Austrian

This strategic action plan focuses on the future of Cuyahoga County and sets forth a roadmap to build a more prosperous economy. It is not the only road map available to us, and we can certainly improve upon it. But, it is a roadmap that is practical, one that we can begin using today. We have set out initiatives that can and should be implemented.


State Of Ohio's Urban Regions Reports: Employment Change, Ziona Austrian, John P. Blair Jan 2013

State Of Ohio's Urban Regions Reports: Employment Change, Ziona Austrian, John P. Blair

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


North Central Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park Jan 2013

North Central Indiana Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park

Ziona Austrian

This survey report is associated with “North Central Indiana Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, entrepreneurship and Innovation”


Minneapolis Saint Paul Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park Jan 2013

Minneapolis Saint Paul Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park

Ziona Austrian

This survey report is associated with "Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, entrepreneurship and Innovation"


Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park Jan 2013

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Analysis: Demographics, Economy, Entrepreneurship And Innovation, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza, Eli Auerbach, Sunjoo Park

Ziona Austrian

This report is associated with "Minneapolis Saint Paul Entrepreneurial Opportunity Survey Analysis"