Transitioning from a Legacy Region to the Next Economy

Oct 24, 2017

Session Description

Cleveland is embarking on an exciting new urban revitalization and smart city strategy across an ecosystem of partners from technology, public sector, philanthropy, academic, community organizations and beyond. Home to major healthcare systems such as the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth and the 3rd largest modern manufacturing state in the US, Cleveland knows how to build economic clusters. What strategies is Cleveland using to transition from a legacy region to a new economy?

Speaker

Armond BudishCounty Executive, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Discussion

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11 Comments

  1. Can you please discuss the County’s innovative use of social impact bonds to improve outcomes, increase efficiency, and save taxpayer dollars? We should be proud to be the first county to launch a social impact bond. What can we do streamline this process and launch more of them?

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  2. i am interested in the fiscal structures used. Every revitalization strategy seems to be anchored by tax incentives of some sort – how are they structured and negotiated across government jurisdictions in the region? is there more transparency in the cost-benefit analysis of them? how is public/ community input factored in?

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  3. How is Cleveland utilizing its water features in addressing development, placemaking, and transportation challenges?

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  4. What is the logic for granting millions to Quicken fields for a remodel??? When unemployment and poverty is out of control in the inner city? When the African Museum and African Culture Gardens struggle to open?

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  5. Indigenous African people pay county taxes and contribute to sin tax yet Art Museum receives 1 million dollars, African Museum zero! Something is wrong! What can you do as CEO to correct that disparity?

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  6. Can you address the land grabbing in ward 6 that the sheriff department and city of Cleveland are complicit?

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  7. What are the strategies for economic development and collaborations with other community governments such as Akron and summit county to assist in creating a stronger region?

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  8. What is Cuyahoga County doing to facilitate the opportunity for elders to Age In Place ?

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  9. How are these economic developments providing jobs and other benefits to the residents of the impoverished neighborhoods that surround them?

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  10. The Healthcare Industry is strong and formidable in Northeast Ohio, but how does this translate into healthcare services for the average resident? Are free and / or affordable services available to residents in proportion to the wealth created by the hospitals, insurance companies and related players? Are there access points in neighborhoods across the county?

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  11. Cigarette tax revenue is declining. What is next for supporting the arts?

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