Move to Cleveland

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Cleveland has been in the news a lot lately about people wanting to visit and move back to the area at an unprecedented pace. (We all knew it was a matter of time before LeBron came back!) But this resurgence has been happening throughout the last decade, with the Cleveland metro-region attracting more educated young professionals and growing families. We are known nationally for our entrepreneurship through organizations like JumpStart and NorTech and new technologies and businesses are growing again. Global Cleveland was started several years ago to help attract newcomers to the city to enjoy the good quality of life, but to also help attract talent for our growing businesses.

Right at home: Cuyahoga County opens doors to new Welcome Center
Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne and other County and the City of Cleveland officials, Re:Source Cleveland, and Global Cleveland recently celebrated the opening of the Cuyahoga County Welcome Center, aimed at supporting the area's diverse immigrant and refugee population. The hub provides essential services to help newcomer populations feel right at home. The new center earned a “Certified Welcoming” designation by Welcoming America.
Woof Woof: Destination Cleveland’s ‘Dog’s Day Off’ spot touted the city during Puppy Bowl
During the Puppy Bowl 2024 yesterday—a highlight for many during Super Bowl LVIII between San Francisco and Kansas City—Destination Cleveland aired its 30-second sport "Dog’s Day Off” to promote Cleveland as a great place to live, play, and visit. The ad featured places like North Coast Harbor, Studio West 117, East 4th Street, Grog Shop, and the Capitol Theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District.
Artistic interpretation: First two murals completed in Murals Across the City campaign
Two local artists—Kelle Schwab and Lisa Quine—just completed the first two murals in Murals Across the City Campaign sponsored by Destination Cleveland and partner Graffiti Heart. Four more murals are to come.
Upward trend: Business and leisure visits to Cuyahoga County up by 12%
Destination Cleveland announced yesterday that business and leisure travel generated 17.9 million visits to Cuyahoga County in 2022—a 12% increase over 2021 and the second straight year for visitation growth in the county—outperforming state and domestic U.S. visitations.
It’s Super Saturday during Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s Winterland
Downtown Cleveland Alliance is celebrating Winterland in Downtown Cleveland through the end of February, and with Super Saturday this weekend, there are dozens of winter events and activities to choose from.
Workation: Kimpton Schofield converts eighth floor into long-term suites for guests
Travel trends show people are taking longer trips, combining work and pleasure with the ability to work remotely. Cleveland's Kimpton Schofield converted its eighth floor from apartments to long-term hotel suites with all the furnishings for an extended stay.
Parade of Sail: Tall Ships arrive in Cleveland
The 2022 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival, presented by Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), hit the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland last week, and FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski caught the entire fleet on parade as they made their grand entrance. 
Come sail away: Tall Ships sail into Cleveland next week
The Tall Ships Festival returns to the Cleveland waterfront next week for the first time since 2019.
Rocking the vote: CLE's mayoral candidates are working hard to win over young professionals
Marking their first time sharing the stage since September’s mayoral primary, nonprofit leader Justin Bibb and current Cleveland City Council president Kevin Kelley competed toe-to-toe at Friday’s Mayoral Town Hall to reach young professionals.
Engage! Cleveland's annual Young Professional Week offers networking, social events
Engage! Cleveland will hold its eighth annual Young Professionals Week later this month, to help attendees network and explore everything Cleveland has to offer.
Photos: The 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland
The 2021 NFL Draft came to Cleveland this past weekend, and FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski captured some of the highlights in this photo essay.
Ruth Ratner Miller Awards to honor DCA Ambassadors, celebrate downtown projects
The Downtown Cleveland Alliance will host its 22nd annual Ruth Ratner Miller Awards to recognize significant contributions to the forward momentum and improvement of Downtown Cleveland.
I Live Here (Now): Dr. Caitlin Colleary digs her new role at Cleveland Museum of Natural History
No bones about it: it’s been a long and winding road that led Dr. Caitlin Colleary to The Land. A Los Angeles native, the 36-year-old paleontologist arrived in Cleveland last year after a decade spent in South Dakota, England, Panama, and Washington, D.C.
On the rise: Mapleside Farms owner Greg Clement launches outRise app for adventures near and far
Greg Clement's outRise app invites users to find, create, and share life's experiences—whether they're in one's own backyard or on the other side of the world. 
Cleveland makes way for the 2021 NFL Draft on the lakefront
With the NFL Draft touching down in Cleveland from April 29 through May 1, 2021, the city is doing everything it can to make way for gridiron glory. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Cleveland City Council approved an ordinance for the demolition of two warehouses located at Docks 30 and 32 near FirstEnergy Stadium in anticipation of the NFL's final site selection.
I live here (now): from Congo to Cleveland, one musician’s quest to entertain the world
After moving to Cleveland in May, Manembo Manembo, AKA Real Mane TMP, has been living his dream of creating Afrobeats music, positivity, and inspiration, as well as sharing stories of his native Congo.
I Live Here Now: Jen Schefft Waterman's journey from 'The Bachelorette' back to Northeast Ohio
Jen Schefft Waterman has gone on a journey from The Bachelorette back to the 'burbs of Cleveland—and she's documenting it all in a new podcast.
Local love: Made Cleveland takes the flea market shopping experience online

If Etsy and the Yellow Pages had a baby, it might look like Made Cleveland. Set to launch this Saturday, May 23, Made Cleveland is an online e-commerce hub and directory featuring local artists and makers — and is ready to fill in the gaps and meet demand in the absence of in-person markets this season.

We tried it: I pitched my idea for taking Cleveland next-level at Accelerate
FreshWater Cleveland's contributing editor Jen Jones Donatelli shares her experience as one of 30 finalists in this year's round of Accelerate: Citizens Make Change.
The Full Cleveland is inspiring Clevelanders to hike the urban jungle, eight miles at a time
Twice a year, Peet McCain invites other Cleveland residents to join him in exploring Northeast Ohio on foot on an eight-mile hike he calls "The Full Cleveland."