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Restoring Prosperity to Cleveland

by Jon Abrahamson
Envisioning Cleveland Photo Contest

Monday, June 8, 2009
10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University
2000 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland

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About the mini-summit

As part of the Brookings Institution/Greater Ohio Restoring Prosperity to Ohio Initiative, join Policy Bridge and corporate, civic, political, academic and philanthropic leaders from the Cleveland area to explore alignment of the Cleveland urban revitalization agenda with state reforms.

The Cleveland Mini-Summit will build on the momentum and success of the Brookings/Greater Ohio Restoring Prosperity to Ohio Summit held last fall. The State Summit launched the Restoring Prosperity to Ohio Initiative and unveiled a state reform agenda with the goal of revitalizing the state’s communities and reinvigorating their economic competitiveness.

The goal of the Cleveland Mini-Summit is to align the Cleveland urban revitalization agenda more closely with state reforms and charge local leaders with advancing the agenda. Ohio House Speaker Budish and Cleveland Mayor Jackson have confirmed their participation, and a range of business, city and neighborhood Cleveland leaders have been invited. Bruce Katz, Brookings Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, is invited to give the national perspective.

The plenary discussion will focus on addressing Cleveland’s plans for establishing and coalescing around an urban and regional revitalization vision, and the importance of the state’s role and federal resources in achieving that vision. Breakout sessions will engage participants in discussing local actions in five areas – quality of place, housing, infrastructure/transportation, economic engines/innovation and workforce – to help flesh out the state action agenda that was framed in the fall.


Electronic registration is now closed, walk-in registrations will be accepted if space is available.


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    Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Avenue, UR 335
    Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
    Campus Location
    Urban Building, Room 335
    1717 Euclid Avenue
    Phone: 216.523.7495

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