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Forming Cleveland: A Visual Arts, Craft And Design Industry Study: Full Report, Iryna Lendel, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ellen Cyran, Fran Stewart, Nikki Glazer, Christopher Lohr, Andrew Lang Apr 2015

Forming Cleveland: A Visual Arts, Craft And Design Industry Study: Full Report, Iryna Lendel, Candi Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ellen Cyran, Fran Stewart, Nikki Glazer, Christopher Lohr, Andrew Lang

Ellen Cyran

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” - Pablo Picasso Art, as illustrated by Picasso’s quote, possesses the unique ability to cleanse our souls of everyday monotony. Given the transformative capabilities of art, we wondered how the arts could help revitalize a city, and, perhaps, revive an entire region. Can the same then be true for the “souls” of our cities, or even the collective soul of a region? The Visual Arts, Craft, and Design (VACD) sector, encompassing a wide spectrum of creative endeavors, has an impact on all of us in often ...


Small Cities Blues: Looking For Growth Factors In Small And Medium-Sized Cities, George A. Erickcek, Hannah J. Mckinney Feb 2015

Small Cities Blues: Looking For Growth Factors In Small And Medium-Sized Cities, George A. Erickcek, Hannah J. Mckinney

George A. Erickcek

The purpose of this exploratory study is to attempt to identify particular public policies which have the potential to increase the economic viability of smaller metropolitan areas and cities. We identify characteristics associated with smaller metro areas that performed better-than-expected (winners) and worse-than-expected (losers) during the 1990s, given their resources, industrial mix, and location as of 1990. Once these characteristics have been identified, we look for evidence that public policy choices may have promoted and enhanced a metro area's ability to succeed and to regain control of its own economic destiny. Methodologically, we construct a regression model which identifies ...


Historic Faubourg Tremé Association Mapping & Analysis, Michelle M. Thompson, Laura Banos, Jasmine Bazley, Xiaoxu Chen, Derreck Deason, Alexander Dolmseth, Race Hodges, Grace E. Major, Nicholas Perez-Alvarez, Morgan Shepard, Nicholas Puczkowskyj, Teira Woodridge Jun 2014

Historic Faubourg Tremé Association Mapping & Analysis, Michelle M. Thompson, Laura Banos, Jasmine Bazley, Xiaoxu Chen, Derreck Deason, Alexander Dolmseth, Race Hodges, Grace E. Major, Nicholas Perez-Alvarez, Morgan Shepard, Nicholas Puczkowskyj, Teira Woodridge

Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, GISP, FRGS

The "Historic Faubourg Tremé Association Mapping & Analysis" is a continuation of public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS) work started with WhoData.org in spring 2014. The mapping of on-the-ground property conditions with City designated blight provides the HFTA Land Use Committee with additional resources to develop and deploy plans to revitalize the whole of Tremé. The maps and analysis were completed by the University of New Orleans Department of Planning & Urban Studies students in MURP 4081/5081 Information Technology for the Planning Profession.


Whodata Project Newsletter May 2014, Michelle M. Thompson, Brittany N. Arceneaux Apr 2014

Whodata Project Newsletter May 2014, Michelle M. Thompson, Brittany N. Arceneaux

Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, GISP, FRGS

WhoData is a community action research and service program. Since 2009 the team of volunteers has provided organizations in New Orleans - LA, Boston - MA and Ithaca - NY with resources that aid in the recovery, renewal and/or redevelopment of communities. Since 1987, I have worked in a variety of roles and had opportunities to examine and participate in ways that academic, public, private and non-profit organizations have engaged in the neighborhood planning process. Some have been successful but others have not. As a result, the social and economic benefits that arise from collaboration, neighborhood knowledge and public policy have been ...


State Of Ohio's Urban Regions Reports: Employment Change, Ziona Austrian, John P. Blair Mar 2014

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

John P. Blair

No abstract provided.


Economic Diversity In Appalachia: Statistics, Strategies, And Guides For Action, Edward Feser, Troy Mix, Mark White, Kenneth Poole, Deborah Markley, Erik Pages Jan 2014

Economic Diversity In Appalachia: Statistics, Strategies, And Guides For Action, Edward Feser, Troy Mix, Mark White, Kenneth Poole, Deborah Markley, Erik Pages

Troy D Mix

Commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, this report accomplishes three aims. First, it offers a quantitative portrait of economic diversity trends in Appalachian counties and sub-regions, benchmarked to U.S. trends. The portraits draws on four complementary indexes of diversity: industrial, functional, occupational, and knowledge, with the first two based on the mix of industries in a place and the latter two based on the mix of occupations. Second, the report summarizes diversity trends, economic development practices, and diversification strategies in ten Appalachian counties. The ten cases offer insights into economic development practitioners’ understanding of what economic diversity means for ...


Statistical Portrait Of Economic Diversity In Appalachia, Troy D. Mix, Edward J. Feser Jan 2014

Statistical Portrait Of Economic Diversity In Appalachia, Troy D. Mix, Edward J. Feser

Troy D Mix

Commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, this report presents a quantitative portrait of economic diversity trends across US and Appalachian counties. The portrait draws on four complementary indexes of diversity: industrial, functional, occupational, and knowledge, with the first two based on the mix of industries in a place and the latter two based on the mix of occupations. Analysis and discussion focuses on the utility of economic diversity for informing regional development practice in Appalachia.


Growing Food To Grow Cities? The Potential Of Agriculture For Economic And Community Development In The Urban United State, Laura Wolf-Powers Dec 2013

Growing Food To Grow Cities? The Potential Of Agriculture For Economic And Community Development In The Urban United State, Laura Wolf-Powers

Laura Wolf-Powers

Agriculture has become a focus of planning for urban regeneration in the United States. However, to make agriculture an impactful part of urban community and economic development – rather than a passing fad – it is vital to identify its most effective forms. This paper reports on field research in six cities in the United States where municipalities, nonprofit organizations and residents are deploying farming and gardening for diverse economic development objectives. Our findings suggest that despite expectations that urban agriculture will attract capital, create jobs and tax ratables and increase property values in preparation for ‘higher-value’ development, its greatest potential is ...


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.


Manufacturing Brief: Trends In Manufacturing Industries In Northeast Ohio, Ziona Austrian Feb 2013

Manufacturing Brief: Trends In Manufacturing Industries In Northeast Ohio, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

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"


The Role Of Colleges And Universities In Neighborhood Real Estate Development, Jill Norton, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

The Role Of Colleges And Universities In Neighborhood Real Estate Development, Jill Norton, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf Jan 2013

The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study, Ziona Austrian, Adina Swirski Wolf

Ziona Austrian

This study describes the impact of GRC on the State of Ohio and on Northeast Ohio, where GRC is located. Northeast Ohio includes the eight counties in the Akron and Cleveland metropolitan areas.1 This report is an expansion and update of an earlier study, published in February 1996.2 As before, this study employs two methods to determine GRC’s influence on the state and local economies. The first method uses quantitative models to estimate the effect of GRC on the studied economies. These models measure economic impact in terms of growth in total output, household earnings, and number ...


Manufacturing Brief: Trends In Manufacturing Industries In Northeast Ohio, Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

Manufacturing Brief: Trends In Manufacturing Industries In Northeast Ohio, Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


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 ...


The Role Of Csu's Eda University Center (Presentation), Ziona Austrian Jan 2013

The Role Of Csu's Eda University Center (Presentation), Ziona Austrian

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


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.


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

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

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


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.


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.


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 ...


John Carroll University: Economic Impact On Northeast Ohio, Jill S. Taylor, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah Jan 2013

John Carroll University: Economic Impact On Northeast Ohio, Jill S. Taylor, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah

Ziona Austrian

No abstract provided.


Playhouse Square Center: Economic Impact And Contribution To Northeast Ohio, Robert Sadowski, Jill Norton, Ziona Austrian, Mark Rosentraub Jan 2013

Playhouse Square Center: Economic Impact And Contribution To Northeast Ohio, Robert Sadowski, Jill Norton, Ziona Austrian, Mark Rosentraub

Ziona Austrian

This study reports on the contribution made by Playhouse Square Center to Northeast Ohio. The contribution comes in various forms, which are reflected in the report’s different sections. The first uses a traditional economic model to estimate the economic impact of Playhouse Square Center. It calculates how each dollar spent by, or due to the presence of, Playhouse Square generates additional spending and jobs in the local economy. The second type of contribution is through the various educational programs and events aimed at increasing interest and involvement in the arts. Although the value of these activities is difficult to ...