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As a member-driven organization, the participation of our small, middle-market, and large business owners strengthens the collective voice of the business community in Northeast Ohio.

In all of our advocacy efforts, 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. We encourage members to take advantage of the variety of events and services offered, designed to maximize local business involvement and resulting in substantial benefits for all businesses in our region.

GCP Political Action Committee

 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.

The GCP PAC represents a strong, unified voice for businesses of all sizes and industries in our region and aids businesses in educating key decision makers on issues that are important to them.

  • YES, I want to contribute to the Greater Cleveland Partnership Political Action Committee (GCP PAC) to help elect state and local candidates who support the work of the business community

GCP PAC Annual Report

There are many ways you can ensure your individual voice and the voice of the business community is heard throughout the political process.

But no tool may be more useful than having the ability to collectively pool our resources together to provide our members and the region with the means for concerted political action.

Learn how the GCP's advocacy efforts and the GCP PAC supported the interests of the Northeast Ohio business community in our 2016 GCP PAC Annual Report. Results include:
  • Election outcomes mirrored our positions on six local and statewide ballot issues in recent years
  • A more friendly state tax environment for small businesses without burdening other businesses
  • State funding for GCP recommended community projects
  • Reforms in Ohio’s charter school law
Click to view or download the report.

Morning Conversation

 “Morning Conversation” is a series of informal, off-the-record meetings with elected officials and other notable persons in the area of politics and public affairs.

Members of the Greater Cleveland Partnership who are engaged in, or interested in, such issues attend these sessions for networking and discussions about political and public policy topics of current interest.

Thanks to our Morning Conversation series sponsor, PNC Bank.  With roots in banking dating to before the Civil War, PNC has grown into one of the leading financial services organizations in the country.

PNC provides consumer and small business banking primarily in 19 states and the District of Columbia, with residential mortgage banking and corporate and institutional banking offices across the continental United States.

Government Affairs Council

The GCP’s Government Affairs Council is charged by the GCP Board of Directors to represent the concerns of members as they relate to public policy issues at the state, local and federal levels. The Council works with the GCP staff to create the public policy agenda and makes recommendations to the GCP Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

The Council is made up of our volunteer members and is currently chaired by Deborah Read, managing partner, Thompson Hine. Kevin Johnson, president, Glenwood Management Company, serves as vice chair..

Public Officials Reception

The GCP will hold its 54th annual Public Officials Reception on Friday, November 17, 2017 at FirstEnergy Stadium. To learn about becoming a sponsor, please email Paul Federico, GCP's vice president, corporate and member relations, or call 216.592.2370.