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    In 2014, when RageOn.com, a high-tech, clothing company with wrap around graphic designs, outgrew their space on Chester Avenue, they began searching the region for new office space.  One of the requirements for the company was a high speed internet network.   Ariel International Center, with its menu of services to assist small businesses and launch start-ups, was a perfect location except that it lacked the high speed internet connection necessary for RageOn.com at the time. The building owner, Radhika Reddy, looked to OneCommunity and the City of Cleveland's Department of Economic Development to assist with getting a fiber connection with 50 mb capability, installed. 
     


    With this installation, The Ariel International Center was able to meet the needs of RageOn who has since move in.  The City of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development was able to assist Ariel International Center with a small grant in the amount of $16,000 to partially fund the costs associated with the installation of the high speed fiber. The project will create 12 new jobs and retain 6 jobs in the City of Cleveland.
     


    To find out more about this project or how we can assist your business further please contact Anthony Stella, 216.664.4363.
     
    The Ariel International Center is a female-owned and operated business located at 1163 East 40th Street in the St. Clair Superior Neighborhood just east of Downtown Cleveland.  The building was the former H. Leff Electric Building and had been vacant since 2007 until it was renovated in 2012.  The building has been completely transformed from a vacant warehouse to include office space featuring open floor plans and high ceilings, an event center for small corporate or private gatherings, and a technology hub to attract immigrant-owned businesses. The building provides picturesque vistas of Lake Erie and the city skyline and is home to Ariel Ventures, LLC which offers business advisory assistance to many businesses and start-ups.  The renovated building, which was developed by Radhika Reddy, retains its historical, raw industrial details while now also providing state of the art technology.