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    Developers' Showcase Presented by NAIOP Northern Ohio at Music Box Supper Club


    With 170 registrants and 14 civic and developer exhibitors including the City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development, the NAIOP Developers' Showcase was an outstanding event that highlighted Northeast Ohio's development strengths and weaknesses as critiqued by national site selectors.
     
    Following an update by City of Cleveland Director of Economic Development Tracey Nichols regarding city-wide developments and Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman about the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC), moderator Will Friedman of the Port of Cleveland questioned panelists about business priorities in expansion projects, and what Northeast Ohio can do to position itself to maximize development.  Panelists remarked that Northeast Ohio has done a good job of focusing on its strengths in sectors such as manufacturing and biomedical activity and their related skilled workforces, rather than diluting its effort trying to be a jack of all trades across all business sectors.  While the tarnish of the rust belt image is still on the minds of some selection professionals, the panelists agreed that recent development successes and the attention that the RNC will bring are helping to improve our region's image, and will keep Cleveland and Northeast Ohio on the minds of expanding companies.  Lack of large development sites are a difficulty for us, while infrastructure capacity, a positive legacy of our industrial past, was cited as a solid strength.
     
    After the panelists' remarks, the event hosted an unveiling of a new joint initiative by the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).  Through flexible design, DesignFlex 2030 aims to facilitate continuous adaptability, improve operating efficiencies, increase technological capacity and decrease down time of new industrial facilities.  Beyond the first focus of food manufacturing operations, the joint effort will continue to roll out updates on other industrial building types, including warehouse/distribution and biomedical/pharmaceutical operations.

    This event improved area development and real estate officials' understanding of how to maximize Cleveland's business development and attraction opportunities.


    The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development utilized the event to showcase its prime industrial sites available for sale and development. For more information regarding these available sites please contact Zach Fela by email or phone at 216.664.3605.
     
    For more information regarding this event, please reference  http://www.naiopnorthernohio.com/.