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Posted On: 9/13/2012

45 Communities Endorse Business Attraction and Anti-Poaching Protocol

FitzGerald Marks One-year Anniversary of Effort


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CLEVELAND - On the one-year anniversary of the Business Attraction and Anti-Poaching Protocol, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald will be presenting a progress report on the county's initiative to encourage cities to collaborate on economic development. FitzGerald will also announce the most recent signatories and kick-off the county-wide meeting of economic development directors: the Business Retention and Expansion Advisory Council (BREAC) meeting.

There are fifty-nine municipalities in Cuyahoga County; forty-five communities have signed the Business Attraction and Anti-Poaching Protocol. BREAC is designed to bring economic development directors together to interact, share ideas on best practices and receive updates on the counties economic development efforts.

New Cities Signing the Anti-Poaching Protocol and Recognition of One Year Anniversary of Anti-Poaching Protocol

  • Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County Executive
  • Mayors and Economic Development Directors from Cuyahoga County Cities
  • Deb Janik, Senior Vice President for Business Development, Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Vince Adamus, Vice President for Real Estate and Business Development, Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Larry Benders, Director, Cuyahoga County Department of Development
Thursday, September 13, 2012 – 9:30 a.m.

Independence Civic Center – Independence, Ohio
6363 Selig Drive, Independence