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Advocacy

Shaping Government Policy to Advance our Region

As a leader in Northeast Ohio, the Greater Cleveland Partnership represents the interests of more than 8,000 businesses of every size. We share a common vision for accelerating economic growth and increasing regional prosperity. The participation of our small, middle-market, and large business owners strengthens the collective voice of the business community in Northeast Ohio.  


The GCP Advocacy Team understands the legislative processes and how the results can impact business. We work in close collaboration with our members to ensure their needs are heard at the local, state, and federal levels of government and we generate support for meaningful change on their behalf.  

2017/2018 GCP Strategic Priorities and Public Policy Agenda

GCP supports activity that strengthens our competitiveness and vitality for continued economic growth. GCP staff members engaged the GCP Government Affairs Council, members, and partners to create the Public Policy Agenda. Areas of specific focus include:

• Advancement of Business Development Priorities – The GCP’s business retention, attraction and growth strategy encompasses targeted work that will improve the economic vitality of our region.

• Tax Policy and Investment – A thoughtful, balanced and competitive tax environment is critical to the success of business and community. 

• Protecting our Federal and Civic Assets – This includes Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, NASA Glenn and having the tools—New Market Tax Credits, Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and other public financing—to advance transformational physical development in the City of Cleveland.

• Business Cost and Competitive Issues – Since our country’s inception, competition has been an essential element and its value cannot be understated in today’s marketplace.



Greater Cleveland Partnership Political Action Committee

There are many ways you can ensure your individual voice and the voice of the business community is heard throughout the political process. We work to influence law makers and other key stakeholders on issues important to improving the economy and quality of life in Northeast Ohio.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership Political Action Committee (GCP PAC) is a nonpartisan, member-driven endeavor committed to advancing the business community’s interests by building and reinforcing relationships and supporting candidates and current elected officials at the state and local levels of government.

By contributing to the campaign efforts of those that will further advance the GCP's Public Policy Agenda priorities, we provide our members with a unique opportunity to advocate for an environment that encourages economic growth and prosperity.

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Get Involved

There are many ways you can ensure your individual voice and the voice of the business community is heard throughout the political process. We work to influence law makers and other key stakeholders on issues important to improving the economy and quality of life in Northeast Ohio. Learn how to get involved.

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Keep up with what’s going on with our Advocacy Team on Twitter. Through GCP, we speak with one voice about what’s best for business, the economy and job creation in Northeast Ohio. Follow @GCPAdvocacy.

Contact us at 216.592.2222 or advocacy@gcpartnership.com.

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