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4Q Middle Market Forum: Opportunity Zones - Redefining Cleveland

Sales of development sites in Opportunity Zones nationwide have spiked 80% in the first three quarters of 2018, compared with the same period last year, according to data firm Real Capital Analytics. 

Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The goal of the Opportunity Zone program is to allow investors to defer capital gains from the sale or exchange of property by investing the proceeds in an Opportunity Fund. The fund would then invest these assets in businesses within an Opportunity Zone.

Morning Conversation with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

sherrod brownGCP Members are invited to join us for a Morning Conversation with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. Described as “Congress’ leading proponent of American manufacturing,” Brown supports a national manufacturing policy that would invest in manufacturing innovation, strengthen our component supply chain, connect workers with emerging industries, and align our trade policies to promote our national interests.

Brown is also the first Ohio Senator in 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, where he has been instrumental in strengthening the farm safety net and addressing childhood hunger. Senator Brown has fought for our veterans, servicemembers, and their families throughout his career. From his position on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Brown has advocated for veterans training programs to ensure returning servicemembers have access to good-paying, high-demand jobs.

Prior to serving in the United States Senate, Brown served as a United States Representative for the 13th District, Ohio’s Secretary of State, a member of the Ohio General Assembly, and has taught in Ohio’s public schools and at The Ohio State University.


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Morning Conversation with Ja’Ron Smith, Special Assistant to the President for the White House Office of Legislative Affairs

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GCP Members are invited to join us for a Morning Conversation with Ja’Ron Smith, Special Assistant to the President for the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.


Ja’Ron Smith serves as a Special Assistant to the President for the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he is a key point of contact for the White House with congressional committees, including Ways and Means and Education and Workforce. Prior to this role, he served as the Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization. As a chief policy strategist for the White House, Smith has been instrumental in legislative efforts related to economic development, criminal justice reform, and tax policy. Before joining the Administration, Smith spent more than a decade serving in a variety of staff leadership roles in Congress, including working for Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Vice President Mike Pence. Smith was active in the creation of the Opportunity Zone program that was signed into law in the 2017 Jobs and Tax Act and continues to play a central role in the implementation of this program across the country.

 A Cleveland native, Smith is a graduate of Howard University and currently resides in the Washington D.C. area.



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OHTec Sales & Marketing Special Interest Group Meeting

OHTec is happy to announce the restart of the Sales & Marketing Special Interest Group (SIG) on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland.  The Sales & Marketing SIG plans offer periodic workshops focused on sales & marketing excellence, best practices and other techniques as well as networking and relationship building opportunities.  These events are targeted at sales & marketing professionals from both technology and non-technology related companies, consultants, technology company leaders and others who are interested in sales and marketing.

2019 Cleveland Internship Summit

We invite you to be part of the discussions between business community representatives and educators about how to increase and improve internship opportunities in Northeast Ohio. 

Please mark your calendars for the 2019 Cleveland Internship Summit on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Corporate College East.