What is it about Cleveland that keeps people buzzing and keeps national publications writing about its food, culture and workforce?
It’s fair to say that the city has been experiencing a small “revival,” starting with the downtown area. Millennials in particular are planting roots here as they find work and a very reasonable cost of living. The Downtown Cleveland Alliance projects that the community downtown will expand to more than 18,000 by the end of 2017 and reach 20,000 by 2020.
This is happening in neighborhoods like Tremont and Ohio City, too. Some of the most “walkable” neighborhoods according to Cleveland Scene include Coventry Village, Little Italy, University Circle, East Fourth, and more.
Cleveland’s cultural offerings are needless to say varied and interesting, and not able to be expanded upon in one blog post. The year is young! Looking for something to do in Cleveland? Read this list of 365 things to do in Cleveland in 2015. From the Playhouse to the Beachland Ballroom to the Children’s Museum, there is so much happening for every age.
The word is getting out about Cleveland’s food scene, which is no longer experimental and novel, but rather established and set on a foundation for continued growth. (Many thanks to a few celebrity chefs who helped to put us on the map as well as shed light on our pre-existing gems.) More eateries and bars are being built in the coming years. It’s not just food that’s gaining notoriety; have you tried Phoenix Coffee or Pour Cleveland? Alongside beer brewing, Cleveland’s coffee vendors are among some of the best in the country.
Let’s also remember that the spotlight advanced manufacturing has received is also helping Cleveland. Its workforce is familiar with manufacturing and the city has many partnerships in place to launch and sustain an advanced manufacturing workforce. Cleveland is great in that way -- we have so many young, smart professionals and strong, blue-collar community members. A city will not thrive if it lacks either.
The Weatherhead 100, established in 1988 to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovative success in Northeast Ohio, awards top-growing companies. GTS was honored to receive this award for 10 consecutive years from 2002-2013. We are proud to call Cleveland home and delight in seeing partnerships that strengthen our culture and our economy.
What do you think, what makes Cleveland so magnetic? Leave a comment below.