Wednesday, May 1, 2013
City Council will hear more details at a May 6 meeting.
Just before the city's regular council meeting on May 6, the economic development committee will get updated on the progress of the city's new Convention and Visitors' Bureau. The bureau launched a website in October. Sun News reported earlier this week that the bureau has seen a number of successes including getting Beachwood named in the latest edition of the Ohio Travel Planning Guide. The economic development committee meets at 6 pm on May 6 in council chambers.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Beachwood City Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m.
Beachwood City Council will vote tonight on a measure to create a new assistant of economic development at tonight's meeting. The position would be the second in the city's economic development department, which was created this spring with the hire of Economic Development Director Jim Doutt. Council will also vote on creating a new Vice President of Council and several other measures. They meet at 7 p.m. at Beachwood City Hall. Click the PDF above to see the full agenda.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Port of Cleveland CEO William Friedman said updating the port's infrastructure is key to the economic vitality of Northeast Ohio.
Keeping the Cleveland's port infrastructure in good condition is key to the economic vitality of Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio, said Port CEO William Friedman. That's why Friedman wants county voters to approve Issue 108, a .67 mill tax levy to help the port improve the maritime infrastructure along Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. The levy, which includes renewal of previously passed levy money and a new tax increase, would bring in about $90 million over five years. The cost of the levy on property owners would be about $20 per year for every $100,000 in home value. The taxes would be first collected in 2014. Friedman said that nearly 18,000 jobs and $1 billion in payroll depend on the waterways and that the region can't afford to …
Monday, June 18, 2012
City Council, Economic Development Committee meetings set for tonight
Beachwood could enact a cell phone ban and will discuss incentives programs and the city’s Conventions & Visitor’s Bureau tonight. Tonight’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be immediately followed by an economic development committee meeting. Included on the council agenda is a proposed cell phone ban for drivers, which was read at the last meeting but not voted on. Council will also consider a proposal to run Pepper Pike’s emergency dispatch services and an ordinance that would allow Beachwood City Schools to widen its Richmond Road entrance to Beachwood High School. An Economic Development Committee meeting has been scheduled immediately following the Council meeting. The committee will discuss an economic incentive program…
Plain Dealer recognizes top 100 places to work in Northeast Ohio
Seven Beachwood businesses have been recognized in the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Top 100 Places to Work list. The Cleveland Clinic, which has facilities in Beachwood, and Eaton Corp. — soon to be located in Beachwood — also made the list. Both were first-time rankers, along with Moxie, the Restaurant and Penske Automotive Group's Porsche of Beachwood. Moxie was recognized for making its employees feel most appreciated. The Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland made the list twice: for both its PDC Administration and its CPO Administration offices. The other businesses that made the list are: According to the Plain Dealer's coverage, businesses that are ranked high in this survey are more likely to succeed than their peers. See the…
The $17 million hospital will open in October
Plans remain on track for the University Hospitals' latest Beachwood Hospital. In a joint venture with Nashville, Tenn.-based Centerre Healthcare Corp., UH will open an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in October at Green and Harvard Roads. It's a $17 million project and is expected to provide 150 jobs to the city. Though he hasn't heard many other details about the project, Beachwood Economic Development Director James A. Doutt is excited about UH's desire to expand. "I think it's fantastic," he said. "(UH) is a great employment base to have in your community, when you think about the services they perform and the quality of those jobs." The facility will include 40 beds on 50,000 square feet. Centerre selected Cogdell Spencer Inc. to …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Cleveland Magazine releases annual ratings; spotlights Beachwood for economic development
Cleveland Magazine spotlighted Beachwood's economic development initiatives in its annual "Rating the Suburbs" issue. The article cites $325 million in growth since 2008, its position as the future world headquarters of Eaton Corporation and and the recent erection of Developers Diversified Realty and the Ahuja Medical Center. The quality of education in Beachwood was ranked eighth, but security was ranked only 64th of the 77 suburbs listed. Visit Cleveland Magazine for the full rankings.
Beachwood Planning & Zoning will consider new construction in Beachwood at tonight's meeting
The Beachwood Planning and Zoning Commission will consider several site plans at tonight's meeting. Beachwood City Schools will request approval for a wider driveway to Richmond Road at Beachwood High School. The district bought about an acre of land several weeks ago to widen the driveway and ease traffic. Aloft Hotel will seek the go-ahead for their plans for a hotel at Eaton Boulevard and Richmond Road. The building was approved in April for a site farther in the Chagrin Highlands, adjacent to the Eaton World Headquarters, but now, said developer Scott Berkowitz, the hotel is requesting approval on a bigger parcel. Goldberg Companies, Inc. will ask for the nod for a preliminary site plan for a fourth building at Four Seasons Apartments …
150-employee company will move downtown
BrandMuscle’s departure from Beachwood means that 150 employees — and their tax revenue — will go to Cleveland. The company announced this month that they would move to Cleveland, possibly by November. The move follows Cleveland venture capital group The Riverside Co.'s acquisition of the marketing software development company. But the departure also means that the city has lost a young group of employees — the kind that work at the high-tech companies Beachwood and other cities strategize to attract. “There’s definitely a synergy there,” said the City of Beachwood's Economic Development Director Jim Doutt. Cities that are attractive to young professionals — places that are walkable, vibrant, have other young professionals — are attractive…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Officials: Headquarters will stay in Northeast Ohio