Jim Vickers, new Editor of Ohio Magazine and Lute Harmon Jr., Publisher of LongWeekends and Ohio Magazine and President of Great Lakes Publishing, will be guest speakers at the Lake County Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting Luncheon, Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Northeast Ohio is home to hundreds of young professional groups whose interests range from networking to supporting a particular non-profit; from socializing to community development. Their memberships span anywhere from 50 to more than 600 professionals. And with such a large, engaged group of individuals expanding their careers in the region, it’s important to not only attract these passionate, driven pros to The Plus, but also keep them here.
It’s a quote attributed to a number of leaders and one that reflects the goals of our region’s many leadership development programs. Geared to assist established and emerging leaders in maximizing their leadership potential while enhancing collaboration and community connection, each program plays a role in making The Plus a vibrant place to live, work and play.
Global brands, mid-sized corporations, small businesses and start-up operations have all found success in Northeast Ohio. Home to the 12th largest economic region in the United States, the Cleveland Plus region offers businesses of all sizes tremendous opportunity to grow and expand.
Making it a priority to assist companies with establishing their businesses in the state has led to Ohio’s recent ranking as one of the most improved business climates in the U.S. in an annual survey by Chief Executive magazine. In addition, we’ve emerged as one of the top job creators in the nation over the past two years with companies committing to invest more than $13 billion. Part of this success can be attributed to Ohio’s economic development support system, including various incentive programs that help set us apart from other states.