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Center for Economic Development


This report evaluates the fourth year of the Economic Inclusion program of the Greater University Circle Initiative (GUCI) in Cleveland, Ohio, namely the activities and accomplishments during 2014. The GUCI combines the economic power of anchor institutions with the resources of philanthropy and government to create economic opportunity, build individual wealth, and strengthen communities in the neighborhoods around University Circle and the Health Tech Corridor of Cleveland. The program, spearheaded by The Cleveland Foundation, is based on the premise that anchor institutions and residents share an interest in revitalizing their neighborhoods and by working together they can create jobs, income, and ownership opportunities for low-income people. These neighborhoods are among the most disinvested in the city of Cleveland, Ohio.