Sep 17

GCP president and CEO Joe Roman joined WTAM host Bill Wills this morning to discuss the closing of the I-X Center, the update on the Sherwin-Williams headquarters as well as the importance of being counted in the U.S. Census. 

As of August 24, Cuyahoga County’s response rate to the 2020 U.S. Census stands at only 64.6%. The County’s response rate is lagging behind all of our neighboring counties and behind many of our peer counties. The current rate is also lower than the 2010 Census, which was 67.1%.

The two also discussed the need for poll workers on election day. With more than 65% of Ohio poll workers being age 61 or over, there is a real concern that many may choose not to serve this November due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on older populations. Many organizations are allowing employees to take a day off to work at the polls.

There was also discussion about the recently signed legislation, House Bill 606 that grants protection to Ohio employers, health-care workers, local governments, and school officials temporary immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits.

Energy continues to be an important topic and GCP wants to make sure renewable energy is a part of our radar screen. Nuclear plants employ a lot of people and we need to plan for the future.

Listen to the full interview.