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University Circle - Photo Bob Perkoski
University Circle - Photo Bob Perkoski
If you want to see economic activity in Cleveland, head to University Circle. This one-square-mile powerhouse has added 4,500 full-time jobs in the last five years. The 17 major institutions that call UC home can be expected to add another 3,000 over the next five years. All told, the Circle currently employs the equivalent of 82,000 full-time jobs roughly one-eighth of all Cuyahoga County jobs.

During the same 10-year period stretching from 2005 to 2015, the area, on the city's near-east side, will have undergone over $3 billion in new construction. Among the most noteworthy projects are the Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, University Hospitals' Cancer Hospital, and the Uptown project, a large mixed-use development underway on Euclid.

Surrounding the world-famous Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and Cleveland Botanical Garden are the neighborhoods of Buckeye/Shaker, historic Wade Park and Glenville, and Fairfax, home to both the Cleveland Clinic and Karamu, one of the nation's premiere African American cultural centers. Each of these unique neighborhoods offer unrivaled proximity to jobs, culture, and entertainment.

University Circle Features

putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment

Artists are often the first to move into urban neighborhoods, and also the first to move out when rents escalate. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working with artists to transform blight, engage residents and reimagine their neighborhoods.

from bust to boom: how the city's brand is on the rise, within our borders and beyond

There has been a flood of new businesses that tout the city through an assortment of Cleveland-themed apparel and products or by integrating the city name right into the company’s branding. Many point to the recent recession as the dawn of this entrepreneurial movement, which coincided with a newfound pride of place.

job satisfaction: employee perks pay off with loyal staff that works as hard as they play

Everybody has those days when they just don’t feel like going to work. But some employers offer perks that make coming to work a little less painful. From all-you-can-eat snack bars to pursuing outside interests on company time -- and free beer! -- these companies help make coming to the office a little easier to swallow.

now schooling: cooking up a solution to the growing culinary talent gap

As our restaurant scene continues to thrive, local chefs and owners increasingly are finding it difficult to fill all open positions. Institutions in town, including an accredited culinary school, have their merits, say local restaurateurs, but they also have a way to go before they reach the point where they'll plug the culinary talent gap.  

lab chat: why the heck does drug development take so long?

Welcome to the latest round of Lab Chat, in which we try to demystify the often complex field of biomedical research. Today, our well informed post-doc takes on commercial drug development, specifically, why the heck does it take so long for prescription drugs to move from lab to local pharmacy?  
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University Circle Founders

moty avisar and alon geri

moty avisar and alon geri

City: University Circle

Meet Moty Avisar and Alon Geri, co-founders of Surgical Theater, which applies flight simulation technology to brain surgery. 

greg goodrich

greg goodrich

City: University Circle

Meet Greg Goodrich, founder of Cleveland Beer Cellars.

tami schneider

tami schneider

City: Cleveland

Meet Tami Schneider, founder of Cleveland Yoga, a yoga studio with locations in Beachwood and University Circle with four full-time employees, 21 part-time employees and 21 independent contractor teachers. 

scott kim

scott kim

City: University Circle

Meet Scott Kim, founder of Accent, a restaurant in University Circle.

anne van hauwaert

anne van hauwaert

City: University Circle

Meet Anne van Hauwaert, founder of Anne van H. Boutique.

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