Economic Development Committee
Viable retail districts ensure a healthy, lively neighborhood.
The Economic Development Committee is comprised of community development corporation staff and directors, bankers, City and County representatives and developers. The committee meets monthly to tackle issues of mutual concern. The programming developed by the committee includes a real estate database of available spaces in the neighborhood districts, Retail Spaces Cleveland and providing Neighborhood Safety resources.
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With ongoing support from NAIOP, the Economic Development committee launched www.retailspacescleveland.com in 2001. The website showcases neighborhood demographics, assets and listings of available retail spaces with locations and descriptions.
This website is updated on a regular basis with more CDCs joining during updating, so bookmark it and visit often.
Small businesses and local entreprenuers are the backbone of neighborhood economies. The Economic Development committee is focused on attracting new businesses to the neighborhoods and ensuring that existing businesses have all the resources they need to succeed. The committee has compiled a resource guide for existing business and new entrepreneurs. It is divided into the following topices: funding, education and technical assistance, networking and incubators and space. The database is for informational purposes only and does not connote endorsements of any kind.
CNDC facilitated the formation of a committee to address security issues in the neighborhood, specifically the retail districts. Top concerns were the building of a unified approach to safety efforts in the City through communication and education between merchants, CDCs and District Commanders, definition of trends to identify and predict hotspots in retail districts and strengthening partnerships with District Commanders. The committee coordinated a detailed study of five year crime trends in retail districts including statistical analysis and GIS mapping. The committee provided a safety consultant to create safety plans for sixteen districts. A Merchant Safety Kit was created and more than 5,000 were distributed.
In addition to analysis and planning efforts, the committee directed research to create a data base of safety programming resources. Local Initiatives Support Corporation has an online library of community resources and research documents about a variety of neighborhood safety best practices.
- National Crime Prevention Council
- Office of Justice Programs
- National Institute of Justice
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Community Oriented Policing Services
- Community Policing