Economy ideas generated from brainstorming at the Palace - Nov. 1, 2005

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/03/2005 - 17:56.

Over a period of roundtable "world cafe" discussions, participants at
the Storm the Palace table wrote the following summary ideas on a flip
chart or post-it to the idea wall - each idea is being posted to the
"Community Forums: Economy" on REALNEO focused on this category... read on:


  • How can we communicate the idea of Cleveland as an exciting city full of potential for those that are progressive thinkers and interested in beginning a change? New York and LA are too easy, Cleveland is an exciting Challenge - David Jurca
  • All things tech, creative and visionary - Mdeloia [at] city [dot] cleveland [dot] oh [dot] us
  • Continued re-tooling of manufacturing base is a necessity
  • Attract more foreign investment
  • Smart, sustainable emphasis on watersheds, build out from core resources
  • Can-Do attitude (positive mental attitude)
  • Reinvent government – less divisive
  • Government should be regional
  • How do you get suburbs to agree to be regional
  • People need to realize they can improve
  • We need Cleveland to be a ‘Magnet City’ . to be attractive to those who will improve it
  • Stimulate and support entrepreneurship – provide any needed resources for the risk taker
  • connect great ideas and IP to funding agents (VC, angels, foundations, corporations)
  • A more Creative Government
  • Have many different events in Metroparks: all the time!
  • Assets are already here: we don’t leverage our advantage
  • Can-Do Attitude
  • Accountability - Brad Chase (Brad Chase [at] gmail [dot] com)
  • Vote yes on issues 2,3,4,5 - (raise awareness of all issues ever put to a vote and get people to vote!)

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