From Rusting to Bustling – Cleveland, OH

Yesterday NPR reported something that most people just a few years ago would scoff at, Cleveland is cool. 

It seems that Cleveland’s economic development strategy of “targeting stronger market neighborhoods” and around “areas with major assets” during the down years of population and economic declince  it experienced, are paying off. Incremental in their approach, Cleveland seems to have wisely used it’s limited resources to leveage people, dollars and time. 

Waiting list for apartments, walkable vibrant downtown living, jobs and shopping, all speak to one thing, which is what once was a liability has now become an asset. In fact according to the recent “Census migration data for the area has been positive to the tune of 400 to 500 new residents.”

You may read more about it here:

Rust Belt Reboot has Downtown Cleveland Rocking.”