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Cleveland Clinic - photo Bob Perkoski

This two-square mile tract between downtown and University Circle is fast becoming one of the hottest regions for economic development. Indeed, it was recently designated by the State of Ohio as an official Hub of Innovation and Opportunity. Dubbed the Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor, the district is home to numerous biomedical and high-tech companies. But many more are on the way thanks to a collaborative effort between public and private organizations like the City of Cleveland, Team NEO, Cleveland Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Together, these partners are working to remake MidTown into a global leader for health and medical innovation.

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Ronn Richard - Centennial Meeting

q&a: ronn richard, president of the cleveland foundation

In this candid, wide-ranging interview, the leader of the Cleveland Foundation discusses its centennial gifts, the Greater University Circle Initiative, the Transformation Plan and more.

Artist Dana Depew at HGR

secondhand to first rate: 10 upcycling shops worth checking out

Cleveland is full of hole-in-the-wall second hand stores. From vintage two-wheelers to hulking industrial-age machines and bins of repurposed art supplies, we take you on a tour of the coolest trash-to-treasure finds in the city.  

Republican National Covention in Tampa

reps from prior convention host cities offer tips on how best to leverage the big show

Tampa Bay successfully hosted the Republicans in 2012, and Denver hosted the Democrats four years before that. Fresh Water decided to reach out to representatives from each city to see if our fair city could glean some best practices on how to pull off a successful -- and inclusive -- convention.

Gay Games 2014

while sports are fun, gay games will leave a positive legacy long after closing ceremony

As the 2014 Gay Games play out with eclectic events all over town, it becomes clear how they will leave a lasting positive effect on the host city of Cleveland. Uniting beneath a banner of inclusion, collaboration and unity, participants and sponsors establish a spirit that will endure long after the lights have dimmed and the last athlete has left the track.

Whole Foods in downtown Minneapolis

with historic influx of urban residents, cities are seeing a rise in amenities

After decades of population loss, cities like Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh are now growing faster than the rest of their metro areas. Urban developers are trying to attract the right amenities to support the new wave of urbanites. So what’s needed to sustain a dense and vibrant city? The answers might surprise you.
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MidTown Founders

todd pownell

todd pownell

City: MidTown

Meet Todd Pownell, owner of TAP by Todd Pownell, a designer jewelry firm in Midtown with a team of four.

eric bockmuller

eric bockmuller

City: MidTown

Meet Eric Bockmuller, founder of Tackk, a Cleveland company with a graphic design website that allows anyone to create anything.

lynlee altman

lynlee altman

City: MidTown

Meet Lynlee Altman, founder of Pinnacle Construction, a general contractor that specializes in unique, complex and safety-critical construction.

deej lincoln

deej lincoln

City: MidTown

Meet James "Deej" Lincoln, founder of Reclaimed Cleveland, a retail and custom furnishings company in Midtown.

lindsay sims

lindsay sims

City: MidTown

Meet Lyndsay Sims, founder of Renter’s BOOM, which helps property managers develop a sound social media strategy and a plan of execution.

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