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AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior

photo Bob Perkoski

Some 30,000 Asian-Americans call Cuyahoga County home, making it one of the larger ethnic populations in Cleveland. Loosely bordered by St. Clair and Payne avenues and E. 30th and 40th streets, AsiaTown is where many Chinese Americans call home -- but so too do recent arrivals from Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. But Asian immigrants aren't the only folks who call StClair-Superior home. Attracted by affordable rents, newly converted live-work space, and a wonderful array of retail and services, artists continue to make this up-and-coming district their home. So, too, do scrappy start-ups, who carve out interesting work environments out of the old warehouse stock that is so readily available. Among those businesses are technology companies, recording studios and design shops.

Features

Food's up at The Rib Cage

Dive into Cleveland's culinary consciousness with five ethnic hot spots

Fresh Water toured some of Cleveland's lesser-known places for authentic ethnic eats at an affordable price and found bibimbap, tandoori chicken and smoked brisket, just to name a few.

The Cuyahoga

Metroparks, partners quietly exalt and nurture the fragile Cuyahoga

The Cuyahoga River's watershed extends south to Stark County. While the infamous fire of 1969 has faded, the river is still troubled, but efforts both natural and beautiful are underway to turn the tide.

Night Market

Night Market Cleveland brings the nighttime culture of Taiwan and China to Cleveland

Along with promoting Asiatown and Asian culture in Cleveland, Night Market Cleveland is helping launch the careers of a small army of entrepreneurs and artists.

Lubrizol employs several dozen immigrant employees in a wide range of technical, commercial and functional roles

Can becoming a 'global employer' expand Cleveland's talent base?

An upcoming Global Cleveland event will encourage area companies to share best practices in hiring foreign-born brainpower.

Welcome Week

Cleveland's immigrant population to get a shout-out during Welcome Week

The September events will celebrate the contributions of immigrants and entrepreneurs to their communities.
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AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior Founders

ann king

ann king

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Meet Ann King, founder of BORROW Rentals, a custom rental house for unique furniture and accessories in Cleveland with four employees. 
matt wilhelm

matt wilhelm

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Meet Matt Wilhelm, founder of enCompass Group in Tyler Village.
David Allen Moss

David Allen Moss

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
David Allen Moss is the Founder of MossMedia, a Cleveland-based collaborative of creative and technical talent that specializes in brand strategy, content creation, interactive design, and media production.
Bob Schmidt

Bob Schmidt

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Bob Schmidt is the founder of Orbital Research, whose core technologies are aerodynamic controls and microdevices for the aerospace, defense, transportation, medical, and wind turbine industries.
Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Meet Johnny Wu, founder of Media Design Imaging (MDI), a branding and video production firm.
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