2017 State of Downtown

"The correct preposition is 'our downtown.'" Joe Cimperman
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A Panel Discussion

Within the past year, Downtown Cleveland witnessed tremendous momentum made possible by successfully hosting the RNC, a Cleveland Indians World Series appearance, and a Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship. What's next for Downtown's growth and development?


In the 1920's, Cleveland prospered, in part, because of its significant foreign-born population who provided the labor and entrepreneurial skills needed for the city's changing economy. Today, Ohio's foreign-born immigrants number 480,868 - just 4 percent of the population. The national average is 13 percent.

The city's continued economic success is dependent on its ability to embrace technology and innovation, and compete in a highly skilled global economy. Join us for a conversation on how immigration and international residents can create jobs and influence a vibrant 24/7 downtown community.


Panelists include:

Humberto Choi, M.D., Pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic and Downtown Resident 

Joe Cimperman, President, Global Cleveland

John Kiru, Executive Director, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas

Joseph Marinucci, President, Downtown Cleveland Alliance


This conversation will be moderated by ideastream┬« reporter/producer Darrielle Snipes. 


Tickets: $30 members/$45 nonmembers.

The Paul A. & Sonja F. Unger International Forum on Cleveland In the World

Presenting Sponsor:

Thompson Hinecolor

Supporting Sponsor:

Ev Bishoff

with additional support from: 

Pnc Color

Community Partners:

Downtown Cleveland Alliance     Global Cle

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