CLEVELAND, OH

HOW THE CITY OF CLEVELAND TURNED ITS WEBSITE INTO AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENGINE

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Challenge

In recent years the City of Cleveland’s economic development department recognized its website was not meeting the needs of businesses, economic development staff or the City’s partner organizations. With competition between global cities intensifying and businesses of all sizes demanding more information online, the City of Cleveland set out to turn its website into an economic development engine.

Solution

The City of Cleveland turned to Localintel’s award winning catalog of online economic development tools to ensure its new website was innovative. Working closely with the City, we helped select the tools that were the best fit for their priorities and budget. We then worked with the City’s website company (EDsuite.com) to position the tools strategically throughout the new website.

Outcomes

With the assistance of Localintel, the City of Cleveland has turned its website into a powerful economic development engine that:

  1. Promotes the City’s strengths, advantages and opportunities
  2. Empowers businesses to find the information they need
  3. Saves the City’s economic development team time when responding to queries

Quote

“We are empowering businesses by giving them the information they need to plan, research and make better decisions.”
Daniel Kennedy, City of Cleveland, Department of Economic Development


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