Economic Development

The success of our region is inextricably linked to the success of Cleveland’s neighborhoods.  We will serve as a leader in small business growth and entrepreneurship by providing training services and financial products to CDCs to enhance neighborhood businesses.

The Neighborhood Economic Development Portfolio is focused on developing thriving commercial areas, successful neighborhood businesses and supportive entrepreneurial environments through neighborhood level actions.   The portfolio consists of:

1) Microfinance Programs

2) Entrepreneurial, Start-Up and Early Stage Microbusiness Resources

3) Neighborhood Retail/Commercial District Support

4) Retail Spaces Cleveland (database of available neighborhood retail spaces)