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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.

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What Works In Economic Development Practice? An Evaluation Of Strategies & Tools, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton Jan 2013

What Works In Economic Development Practice? An Evaluation Of Strategies & Tools, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton

Ziona Austrian

What Works in Economic Development reviews evaluation literature relevant to economic development strategies. While economic development programs are difficult to evaluate, the literature reveals important information about the level of success achieved by various programs. It also demonstrates how positive results can be realized. A “what works” matrix follows the review of the evaluation studies. The matrix highlights the significant findings and key lessons that can be learned from this work.


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.


A Strategy For Growing The Ohio Aerospace & Defense Industry, Jack Kleinhenz, Ziona Austrian, Robert Sadowski, Ed Morrison Jan 2013

A Strategy For Growing The Ohio Aerospace & Defense Industry, Jack Kleinhenz, Ziona Austrian, Robert Sadowski, Ed Morrison

Ziona Austrian

This report provides a strategic framework to guide the activities of the Ohio Aerospace and Defense Advisory Council (OADCAC). The OADAC provides advice to the Governor. Although OADAC does not have operational authority, the OADAC plays an important role in shaping and aligning State policy toward the aerospace and defense industries.


Strategies And Tools In Economic Development Practice, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton Jan 2013

Strategies And Tools In Economic Development Practice, Ziona Austrian, Jill Norton

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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.


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.


The Ohio Thomas Edison Program: An Economic Impact Study, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf Jan 2013

The Ohio Thomas Edison Program: An Economic Impact Study, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Small Business Lending: Barriers And Trends, Zhongcai Zhang, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

Small Business Lending: Barriers And Trends, Zhongcai Zhang, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

In recent years, small-business lending has been discussed widely among the commercial banking community, a reflection of both the growing relative importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy and the fact that large companies have developed the ability to access capital markets directly for debt and equity financing. Although their market share in small-business lending has been eroded in recent years by competition from depository and non-depository financial institutions, commercial banks remain the most frequently used source of financing for small businesses. Accordingly, this paper will focus on commercial banks. At some point during their operating history, most ...


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

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

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Driving The Economy Home: What Matters Most To Northeast Ohio's Economy (Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2011), Emily Garr, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza Jan 2013

Driving The Economy Home: What Matters Most To Northeast Ohio's Economy (Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2011), Emily Garr, Ziona Austrian, Merissa Piazza

Ziona Austrian

This report describes trends which occur between 2007 and 2010, the most recent year for which data are available. The essay distinguishes between those that take place in the “recession period” (from the peak of the economic cycle in 2007 to the start of economic recovery in 2009) and the “recovery period” (from 2009 to 2010).


An Assessment Of The Ohio Thomas Edison Program, Dean M. Prestegaard, Adina Swirski Wolf, Donald T. Iannone, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

An Assessment Of The Ohio Thomas Edison Program, Dean M. Prestegaard, Adina Swirski Wolf, Donald T. Iannone, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Financial Intermediaries For Community And Economic Development In Ohio: Market Assessment, Ziona Austrian, Brian A. Mikelbank, Afia Yamoah, Charles Post, Candice Clouse, David O. Kasdan Jan 2013

Financial Intermediaries For Community And Economic Development In Ohio: Market Assessment, Ziona Austrian, Brian A. Mikelbank, Afia Yamoah, Charles Post, Candice Clouse, David O. Kasdan

Ziona Austrian

This report describes the results of an in-depth market assessment study conducted for the Finance Fund by the Center for Economic Development and the Center for Housing Research and Policy at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs. The Finance Fund, located in Columbus, Ohio, is a statewide nonprofit financial intermediary. It finds funding and provides resources to support organizations that assist low- and moderate-income families and communities.1 The Finance Fund works primarily within low-income rural and urban communities throughout the state of Ohio by connecting local community development organizations and small businesses with needed funding in ...


International Business In Northeast Ohio, Patricia Cirillo, Jill S. Taylor, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

International Business In Northeast Ohio, Patricia Cirillo, Jill S. Taylor, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


The Ohio Manufacturing Machinery And Equipment Investment Tax Credit: An Economic Impact Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf Jan 2013

The Ohio Manufacturing Machinery And Equipment Investment Tax Credit: An Economic Impact Analysis, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Analysis: A Working Paper In Support Of Global Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Roadmap Initiative, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel Jan 2013

Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Analysis: A Working Paper In Support Of Global Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Roadmap Initiative, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel

Ziona Austrian

This report presents the results of a study of manufacturing activities in Northeast Ohio (NEO). The report’s purpose is to provide an understanding of recent trends in regional manufacturing industries in the context of longer-term trends and the national economy.