Robert Sadowski

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Center for Economic Development


This report is the first in a series to be released by the Center for Economic Development (Center) at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs as part of its regional economic indicators project. The project’s objective is to provide a comprehensive benchmarking of Greater Cleveland’s economy against other metropolitan areas across the nation. To achieve this objective, the Center is planning to analyze a broad set of economic indicators in several themes to construct a broad-based economic profile of the region. This will allow for an objective determination of areas in which Cleveland and northeast Ohio lead or lag regions that are considered comparable. This report focuses on economic indicators associated with business and innovation climate. Other themes to be released in the future include human capital; broad economic indicators (employment, income, and output); globalization; real estate; quality of life; and social indicators.