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MidTown

MidTown - Photo Bob Perkoski
MidTown - 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.

In between -- both geographically and aesthetically -- the density of downtown's urban core and the leafy plains of the suburbs, MidTown offers a best-of-both-worlds situation for forward-thinking start-ups, services and urban pioneers. Affordable real estate, vacant parcels, and proximity to the region's leading medical institutions, make the area a natural for the biomedical, health care and technology companies that continue to spin-off from Cleveland Clinic, Case and University Hospitals.

Dubbed the Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor, the district already is home to 75 biomedical and 45 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.

MidTown is a true mixed-use district, filled as it is with everything from photo studios and print shops to apartments and restaurants. Proximity to major highways and the city's main corridors makes transportation east, west, north or south a breeze. "Parking problem" is an oxymoron thanks to private lots and numerous spaces.

MidTown Features

inside out: global cle's talent attraction campaign aimed at filling jobs, repopulating city core

On Thursday, May 1, Global Cleveland will officially launch its talent attraction campaign at a major event at the Cleveland Convention Center. The event -- like the organization hosting it -- is focused on increasing the population while strengthening the local economy.

follow you, follow me: the social media mavens we can't get enough of

In Cleveland’s ever-evolving social media community, there is a wide variety of contributors to the civic dialogue. We've complied a list of some of our favorite voices -- a mix of up-and-comers and seasoned vets from different corners of the web who are using their blogs, podcasts and Twitter feeds to give the city a voice.

what cities like cleveland can learn from memphis

The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced "lean urbanism." Cleveland should take heed.

if you build it: area advocates work to get cameras rolling on cleveland film industry

Watching Cleveland getting rocked for two hours in Captain America is great, but when the rush fades and reality creeps in, we're left with no guarantee Hollywood is ever going to return. A group of area stakeholders is advocating for changes that would attract more film projects, or even a prestige TV drama, to the North Coast.

no 'mistake' about it: cleveland launches new rebranding effort

Northeast Ohio's convention and visitors bureau wants to change the conversation about Cleveland. The multifaceted branding enterprise is designed to bridge a communications gap that ideally will be crossed by millions of business and leisure visitors over the next few years.
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MidTown Founders

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.

chan q. wang

chan q. wang

City: MidTown

Meet Dr. Chan Q. Wang, founder of Zuga Medical, a bio-tech company with four employees.

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