CLE+ in the News
National publications are writing great things about the Cleveland Plus region every day. See what they have to say by checking out the stories below.
This Forbes.com article highlights Cleveland’s MC2 Stem High School, which is a joint initiative between the City of Cleveland and GE Lighting. The article notes how this unique education program is having great success, with a 95 percent graduation rate.
Cleveland is named among the top "Rising Star" cities in the world according to this ranking from GoGobot.com.
Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management ranks as one of the “50 most beautiful business schools in the world” according to TopManagementDegrees.com.
USA Today recognizes the Greenhouse Tavern as one of seven unique examples of farm-to-table restaurants in the world.
One of the biggest challenges early-stage companies face is capturing initial customers that vet their technology and lend credibility in the market. These usually large organizations, known as anchor customers, may also be key partners that often accelerate commercialization. NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley offers advice on how to target anchor companies and turn them into customers in her Forbes.com column. Ms. Bagley details a five-step process from defining your commercialization pathway to engaging the anchor customer.
Squire Sanders’ attorney, Mitch Thompson, is interviewed in this ThomasNet News article, which positions Cleveland as a good source for legal services.
This article from Forbes.com details how breweries like Great Lakes Brewing and others are transforming Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.
The next decade of manufacturing will require an innovation capacity and entrepreneurial spirit that only the U.S. can harness, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley writes in her Forbes.com column.
In a Fast Co. feature called "Turning A Vacant Cleveland House Into A Fancy Farm," California-based sustainability writer Adele Peters details the plans and construction of the world’s first BioCellar, located in East Cleveland.
Young Clevelanders love their city for a number of reasons but as this story discusses, young people find it an especially great place for young entrepreneurs as well as for those seeking to make an impact politically.
While no surprise to young professionals in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland is named as one of the best cities for millennials to live in right now thanks to its affordability and quality of life amenities.
This Bloomberg article highlights how Detroit can learn from cities like Cleveland as the Michigan city looks to begin its economic recovery.
The Great Lakes Brewing Company is praised as one "America's coolest breweries" by Travel + Leisure.
Innovative research, commercialization and tech-entrepreneurship are cornerstones of the 21st century, U.S. economy. Yet, a large portion of Americans are disconnected from these economic building blocks. NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley discusses the importance of minority entrepreneurship in high-growth industries in her Forbes.com column.
Can a $400 blender change your life? It can when the product in question comes from Olmsted Falls-based Vitamix, according to this admiring Slate.com story by Catherine Price, the author of “101 Places Not to See Before You Die” who also writes about diabetes and food issues for asweetlife.org.
In her Forbes.com column, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley offers advice on how to schedule, prepare for and conduct effective voice-of-the-customer interviews.
Akron is named to this USNews.com list of the top 10 places to retire on $75 a day.
A trip to Cleveland's AsiaTown neighborhood prompted a Slate.com writer to muse about the sometimes-hidden value immigrants bring to an economy.
One of Northeast Ohio's most celebrated cultural gems, The Cleveland Orchestra, is voted as the 'World's Favorite Orchestra' in an international online poll.
In a New York Times article titled "Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend a Welcoming Hand to Immigrants," writer Julia Preston highlights cities that have launched programs like Global Cleveland to attract immigrant newcomers and their work skills.
If you are an ambitious entrepreneur with a promising product, you probably can’t wait to show it to potential customers. But before you go into “sales mode,” you might want to sit down at your desk, take a look at your value proposition and do some research, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley writes in her Forbes.com column. Successful entrepreneurs do their homework to understand target markets, identify a customer base and size up the competition – before they conduct voice-of-the-customer interviews, Ms. Bagley writes. She takes her readers through a three-step process for in-house, or secondary, research.
Geneva was named one of the nation's best secret wine cities, according to this MSN story. Twenty wineries operate within or near the bucolic town, and more are expected to open next spring.
Cleveland is one of five big U.S. cities experiencing a “progressive boom,” according to this analysis from In These Times magazine. The article highlights the city's worker-owned cooperatives that are helping to revitalize the city.
Cleveland gets yet more love, along with Washington, D.C., Austin, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. A new report cites us as tops in the sharing economy -- a set of hot concepts in urban policy, from ridesharing to foodsharing, that are said to create jobs, attract young, educated residents, and boost a community's livability and sustainability, to boot.
Competing for government funding can be a daunting task, however. In her newest Forbes.com column, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley shares 10+1 tips on how to go after government grants and contracts.
The Atlantic ranks Cleveland among the best metros for grads because it has "a lot to offer highly educated recent grads: affordable housing, a low cost of living, authentic neighborhoods, and revitalizing cores, as well as a relatively high level of job openings in fast-growing highly-educated fields."
This article on Forbes.com explores the Cleveland Clinic’s role in bringing new life into Cleveland.
NorTech's Rebecca Bagley discusses the importance of developing a compelling value proposition in this Forbes.com blog. She mentions how NorTech assists its cluster companies in Northeast Ohio with doing just that.
'This Old House' names Northeast Ohio’s Ohio City a Top 10 neighborhood in America and Canada!
Cleveland earns the 22nd spot on this list of America's funniest cities. The ranking is based on quantitative data in six categories: comedy clubs per capita; comedian hometowns; where comedians live; comedy/improv festivals; cities used as settings in sitcoms; and improv groups per capita.
Mentor's Headlands Beach makes CNN's list of the Top 20 Can't Miss U.S. Beaches!
In her most recent Forbes.com column, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley explains why leaders of businesses and other organizations should implement a people-centric culture. Strong, smart and healthy organizations, Ms. Bagley writes, are built by employees who feel valued and are clear about their roles and responsibilities. She cites Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Whole Foods Market, and Youngstown, Ohio company, M-7 Technologies, as organizations that have embraced "truly human leadership."
Ohio is cited as one of the top 10 states where manufacturing still plays a vital role in the state’s overall economy. Akron’s Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is highlighted as one of the contributing factors for Ohio’s success in manufacturing.
In an ArtsJournal blog post titled “I played every piano around the town,” Norman Lebrecht writes of classical pianist Zsolt Bognar and his visit to every piano installed around town as part of the International Piano Competition taking place this summer in University Circle.
This post on BuzzFeed Community explains why Cleveland “is the best city on the planet.” Some reasons for the high praise include its low cost of living, foodie scene and cultural attractions.
Cleveland's Public Square makes this list of top ten squares in the world to watch out for.
This article from the National Journal discusses how the Maron family developed Cleveland's East 4th Street into a vibrant neighborhood that is attracting young professionals and bringing people downtown.
In this Forbes.com blog, NorTech’s Rebecca Bagley reflects on her participation in the Brookings manufacturing event that took place in July and discusses the role of regional ecosystems in the renaissance of the industry.
Soak City at Cedar Point (pictured below) in Sandusky is one of the water parks highlighted on this CNN list of fun water parks across the nation.
Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley of the Brookings Institution offer their insights in this CNN opinion piece, which discusses how Northeast Ohio and Pittsburgh can provide a road map for the renewal of Detroit and other older industrial cities.
Travel writer Alex Pasquariello explores some of the nation’s lesser-known national parks, including Northeast Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and makes a case as to why one should visit.
This article from The New York Times highlights the so-called “cultural renaissance” taking place in University Circle. The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) are credited for the revival.
In a Forbes feature titled "The Surprising Rebirth Of America's Industrial Centers," Natalie Burg reports on the continued trend of former industrial cities like Cleveland and Pittsburgh as they transform into hotbeds of entrepreneurial innovation.
Two of Northeast Ohio’s renowned hospital systems, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, make U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s best hospitals. The Cleveland Clinic earned the number four spot while University Hospitals came in at number 18 on the list.
In this Forbes.com column, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley takes a look at Northeast Ohio's efforts to build a “regional network” and explains why regions should form a network of difference makers.
This article from the USA Today describes the positive effects craft breweries often have on their surrounding neighborhoods. Great Lakes Brewing and its host, Ohio City, are featured in the piece.
In her most recent Forbes.com column, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley shares her experience facilitating a discussion on strengthening U.S. manufacturing at CGI America, and explains her personal connection to the manufacturing sector.
The opening of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s new headquarters provides the frame for this New York Times story on Akron's revival.
Northeast Ohio’s Eaton Corporation and its new building are praised by GreenBiz for helping lead the “green renaissance.”
This article from the Financial Times discusses Vallourec Star’s development projects in the Youngstown area amid the shale boom taking place in the region.
CNN features this article on Northeast Ohio's beloved Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which the article notes is the 10th most visited national park in the country.
This article from the National Journal highlights the Fund For Our Economic Future and how the organization has been instrumental in creating a home for innovative companies like Vadxx Energy in Northeast Ohio.
In this June 7 column for The New York Times, David Brooks references Northeast Ohio and its polymer and flexible electronics assets. Mr. Brooks writes about the Brookings Institution's The Metropolitan Revolution, a new book that devotes a chapter to Northeast Ohio's efforts to align its distinct regional economic development strategies. NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley and other regional leaders are featured in the book.
In a Huffington Post blog item titled “Transit Initiatives Boosted by Employers,” Laura Barrett writes of the vast amount of good that follows support and investment in public transit. RTA’s Healthline is praised throughout the piece.
This article in Rolling Stone focuses on Lou Reed’s recent liver transplant, which took place at the Cleveland Clinic. The article notes how Reed chose the Cleveland Clinic over hospitals in New York.
Forbes writes about Cleveland's own Cleveland Whiskey and mentions the support the start-up got here in Northeast Ohio.
Matador hails Cleveland as one of the top 20 beer towns in America.
In this video from the BBC, Jane O'Brien covers the Cleveland Orchestra and their novel efforts to reach a younger audience by performing outside of Severance Hall.
In this Forbes.com blog, NorTech’s Rebecca Bagley discusses how entrepreneurs and executives should look at success in their lives and careers. Bagley mentions Kent State University and NorTech in her post.
In this Forbes Magazine article, the Youngstown-Warren Metro Area is listed as the fifth fastest-growing industrial area in the nation.
EnergyWire notes the opening of the Exterran plant in Youngstown while citing a number of other development projects taking root in Northeast Ohio related to the Utica Shale.
Cleveland's Jonathon Sawyer and other locals are featured in this New York Times story and slideshow that discusses the so-called “rust belt’s” influence on the American food revolution.
The Wall Street Journal discusses Goodyear’s new headquarters in Akron and looks at Stuart Lichter’s plans for developing hotels and modern office space at the old site, which is less than a mile away from the new complex.
Ohio jumps 13 spots to become most-improved state in nationwide business-climate ranking conducted by ChiefExecutive.net.
This article from the Washington Post discusses an emerging trend in the manufacturing industry known as "reshoring." Progressively, as the article notes, companies are bringing manufacturing jobs back to American soil. The piece also mentions the National Additive Manufacturing Innovative Institute in Youngstown - a hub developed by the Obama administration that will focus on the development of 3-D printing and other processes for manufacturing objects from digital models.
In her latest post for Forbes.com, NorTech CEO Rebecca O. Bagley writes that many promising companies in emerging industries struggle to turn prototypes into products that grow their business and create jobs.
Forbes.com runs a video interview with Paul Matsen, the Cleveland Clinic’s chief marketing officer. Staff writer Jennifer Rooney states this about Matsen’s work at the Clinic: “The former Delta Air Lines CMO has … worked to establish Cleveland Clinic as one of the most recognizable health care brands in the world.”
Forbes.com discusses how Northeast Ohio-based MOVBand and its activity monitor are making waves within the wellness world.
NorTech’s Rebecca Bagley discusses the value of regions to the United States’ economic competitiveness in this Forbes.com blog. Bagley uses Northeast Ohio as an example for the nation.
In this blog from JumpStart’s John Dearborn, Dearborn discusses the value of a liberal arts education and how it can help entrepreneurs excel. Dearborn uses a number of Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs as examples.
As the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton plans for its 50th anniversary, the USA Today writes about how this year’s festivities will draw record crowds to the region in August.
With locations throughout Northeast Ohio, Cleveland’s Melt Bar and Grilled earns a spot on Relish’s list of the “10 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.”
In a Huffington Post blog post titled “Road Trip USA: Late-Night Drives Dodging Snowflakes in New England, and Cleavage in Cleveland,” Rick Steves shares of his experiences traveling on the final leg of his road trip visiting the likes of St. Louis, Vermont, New Hampshire, Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland.
In a Thumbtack.com survey titled “United States Small Business Friendliness,” the editors grade Cleveland an “A-“ in overall friendliness to small business. They also gave Cleveland an “A” in ease of hiring and an “A+” in training and networking.
In this Forbes.com blog post, NorTech’s Rebecca Bagley lists four clear benefits for large companies to become anchor customers. These benefits can help anchor customers reduce time-to-market and mitigate R&D costs required to develop new products, Ms. Bagley argues. In essence, she writes, becoming an anchor customer can be an extension of a company's external innovation efforts.
A local writer, Douglas Trattner, shares why you should be hot for Cleveland in this Canadian Globe and Mail feature.
This article from The Wall Street Journal mentions Northeast Ohio’s Vitamix and the company’s expansion plans. The article states how the blender-maker plans to add 200 employees in 2013.
Cleveland is named to this USA Today list, which highlights 10 great places to fly a kite. In the post, Edgewater State Park is said to be one of the best locales when it comes to inland flying.
This story from The Economist discusses how the shale boom is transforming the U.S. energy picture as well as Ohio’s economy. The Timken Company as well as the new $650 million Vallourec mill in Youngstown are mentioned in the piece.
This article from The New York Times discusses the shale boom taking place in Eastern Ohio and how it has helped the region attract more than $1 billion in private investment.
Cleveland's The Harp is recognized by Fox News as one of the top 10 Irish pubs in the country.
The Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze has been named the best 2013 compact car for families by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Food & Wine magazine have nominated Cleveland’s Chris Hodgson for its prestigious “best new chef” award. He is among 100 outstanding chefs, divided into 10 regions, who will compete for votes from the general public.
Forbes.com includes Cleveland in this feature/slideshow about 15 U.S. cities that are revitalizing their central business districts to lure young professionals.
In her most recent blog post on Forbes.com, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca O. Bagley highlights the importance of continuous innovation for long-term economic success. Ms. Bagley stresses that companies need to push past conventional wisdom that causes them to think in a box; that they need to be aware their customers don't always know what they want; and that paying too much attention to traditional business metrics can inhibit companies from making breakthroughs. Ms. Bagley shares personal insights as well as thoughts from executives at Avery Dennison, Eaton Corporation, Rockwell Automation and Vitamix.
Northeast Ohio's TOA Technologies is the only Ohio company to make this Forbes list of the most promising companies in the nation.
Michael Symon's Lola restaurant in Cleveland has landed on a list of the country's 101 best restaurants compiled by The Daily Meal.
This article from The New York Times discusses the $110 million transformation taking place in downtown Kent and how the city is working with Kent State University to leverage their mutual assets.
Cleveland’s Vitamix is mentioned in this Washington Post piece, which discusses some common misconceptions about America’s manufacturing industry.
In a Yahoo! News feature titled “Hottest Cleveland Neighborhoods for 2013,” writer Paul Rados describes the improving real estate environment in Cleveland, while highlighting the Tremont and Ohio City neighborhoods as an area ripe with potential.
The U.S. must leverage the diversity of its workforce to sustain and grow its competitiveness in a constantly changing global market, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca O. Bagley argues in her most recent blog post on Forbes.com. Ms. Bagley points out that local leaders play an important role in building more vibrant, diverse and competitive innovation economies, and proposes steps these leaders can take.
Cleveland is named along with Atlanta as one of the most-affordable big U.S. cities according to the new Worldwide Cost of Living survey.
Cleveland is named to list of most literate cities. The study is based on data that includes the number of bookstores, library resources, newspaper circulation, Internet resources and educational levels.
In this Forbes.com blog, NorTech’s Rebecca Bagley discusses the importance of having a diverse “energy portfolio.” In her post, Bagley cites a number of Northeast Ohio-based initiatives and companies such as LEEDCo and the quasar energy group.
Cleveland is rated as the second coolest city in the Midwest by MSN. MSN takes note of the city’s local music scene, which is anchored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cleveland's Greenhouse Tavern earns spot on USA Today's list of the “Top 10 Places to Slurp Soup.”
In its annual round-up of America’s best beer bars, Draft Magazine sites a number of Northeast Ohio establishments such as Lakewood’s Buckeye Beer Engine, La Cave du Vin and Bier Markt in Cleveland.
Art Daily, an online art newspaper, highlights the Cleveland Museum of Art’s many accomplishments from 2012. With a 38 percent increase in attendance, the opening of a new dining facility and numerous educational programs, 2012 was an extraordinary year for the CMA.
The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is praised for its architecture in this USA Today story.
In this Forbes.com blog post, NorTech’s Rebecca Bagley examines what makes organizations great and looks at how these attributes can be applied to entrepreneurs as well.
This Huffington Post story, authored by JumpStart’s Lynn-Ann Gries, chronicles the emergence of high-profile startups and companies founded by women in the Midwest, with a particular focus on Northeast Ohio-based companies.
An executive at Aurora-based lighting manufacturer TCP Inc. is quoted in this article, which discusses how the LED bulb is emerging as “an energy-efficient replacement for the standard incandescent bulb that people actually seem to like.”
The Cleveland Film Festival is noted as one of six best in the United States.
NorTech's Rebecca Bagley discusses the importance of making transformational change in order to remain competitive in the global marketplace. She references her role on the task force for the Northeast Ohio Regional Economic Competitiveness Strategy, which aims to craft a market-based, shared vision and an actionable plan that will strengthen the region’s long-term, global economic competitiveness.