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U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall amid weak auto purchases
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U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall amid weak auto purchases

U. S. retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of autos and building materials...

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A peek inside the May Co. project
News 5 days ago
A peek inside the May Co. project

The $140 million conversion of the May Co. building on Public Square is about half-finished, Ken Till, vice president of development at property...

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Source Lunch with ... Mac Love
News 1 week ago
Source Lunch with ... Mac Love

Despite never having lived there, artist and entrepreneur Mac Love knew he was coming home when he moved to Akron. He was born in New York and grew...

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Akron embarks on arts and culture plan
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Akron embarks on arts and culture plan

Akron's about to get more artsy. For the first time, the city will institute a citywide process to evaluate its arts, cultural and environmental...

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Tim Burke
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Tim Burke

Let's talk Northeast Ohio. Is this really a growth market for Key? Absolutely. Cleveland is our backyard. We think there are a number of different...

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For mortgage lenders, bigger is better — to the detriment of some potential borrowers
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For mortgage lenders, bigger is better — to the detriment of some potential borrowers

A dearth of the availability of smaller mortgages "is becoming an impediment to home buying in regions where prices are otherwise affordable,...

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Massive Brooklyn store is latest addition to Menards' regional stable
News 2 weeks ago
Massive Brooklyn store is latest addition to Menards' regional stable

Julian Franzen, general manager of the Menards store in Brooklyn, stands on a mezzanine in its lighting center that overlooks the store where about...

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Robert DeJournett named vice president of opportunity and inclusion for the Greater Akron Chamber
News 2 weeks ago
Robert DeJournett named vice president of opportunity and inclusion for the Greater Akron Chamber

The Greater Akron Chamber announced Friday, May 3, that Robert DeJournett will be joining its leadership team as vice president of opportunity and...

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Heather Roszczyk
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Heather Roszczyk

FlexFactor inspires next-gen entrepreneurs Since 2017, 's role with the city of Akron has been to be the "voice of entrepreneurs within city hall."...

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Solon property is sold for $4.65 million
News 3 weeks ago
Solon property is sold for $4.65 million

An affiliate of Cleveland-based Premier Development Partners LLC is the new owner of the former Demag Crane Building, 29201 Aurora Road in Solon,...

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Crain's editorial
News 3 weeks ago
Crain's editorial

We like numbers here at Crain's. But they don't always tell the whole story. Such is the case with the I Promise School in Akron, which, as The New...

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Tri-C president is named incoming chair of the American Association of Community Colleges
News 3 weeks ago
Tri-C president is named incoming chair of the American Association of Community Colleges

Cuyahoga Community College president Alex Johnson will serve as the next chair of the American Association of Community Colleges' board of...

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Lorain County Community College wants to help 10,000 more people earn certificates or degrees by 2025
News 3 weeks ago
Lorain County Community College wants to help 10,000 more people earn certificates or degrees by 2025

Lorain County Community College has a new strategic plan with a lofty goal of graduating 10,000 people with a degree or a certificate by 2025. That...

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Opportunity Corridor property owners battling ODOT over prices
News 1 month ago
Opportunity Corridor property owners battling ODOT over prices

With construction on the third and final phase of the $306 million Opportunity Corridor roadway underway and headed for completion before the end...

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Best retail sales since 2017 brighten U.S. growth outlook
News 1 month ago
Best retail sales since 2017 brighten U.S. growth outlook

Retail sales in the U. S. jumped by the most since September 2017 and first-time filings for unemployment benefits dropped to a fresh 49-year low,...

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Cleveland Foundation projects celebrate the art of rebirth
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Cleveland Foundation projects celebrate the art of rebirth

Every year since 2008, the Cleveland Foundation's international arts residency program, called Cleveland Fusion, has brought in "accomplished or...

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Cleveland will review its tax incentive policy
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Cleveland will review its tax incentive policy

The city of Cleveland will re-examine its tax incentive policy. Legislation was introduced at Cleveland City Council's regular meeting on Monday,...

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Van Aken District weighs next steps
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Van Aken District weighs next steps

Like the final brushstrokes on a painting, the last few pieces are going into Van Aken District, the $100 million, mixed-use apartment, office and...

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Ohio county auditors explore blockchain
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Ohio county auditors explore blockchain

Efforts are underway to turn Cleveland into a center of blockchain technology, thanks to the Blockland Cleveland initiative as well as startups...

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Hingetown needs a retail-residential mix
News 1 month ago
Hingetown needs a retail-residential mix

"They dug the 13-foot garage in just a week," Graham Veysey said, looking out the second-story window of his office on the corner of West 29th and...

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Horton Harper are architects of their own quick growth
News 1 month ago
Horton Harper are architects of their own quick growth

Architecture is sometimes called "an old man's profession" where designers, by unwritten rule, must spend years toiling for others in preparation...

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Westlake to gain new office building
News 1 month ago
Westlake to gain new office building

Construction of the first building at Convergent, a Westlake office project, has begun. The developer and JLL brokerage have announced that IMCD US...

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Third Cleveland Chain Reaction competition to focus on Collinwood
News 1 month ago
Third Cleveland Chain Reaction competition to focus on Collinwood

The third "season" of Cleveland Chain Reaction, a local economic development contest that centers on particular neighborhoods and connects small...

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Quicken Loans Arena will be renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to coincide with debut of two-year renovations
News 1 month ago
Quicken Loans Arena will be renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to coincide with debut of two-year renovations

In the fall of 2019, the Cavaliers will debut a Quicken Loans Arena that will have recently completed a two-year renovation. The facility, which...

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Rust Belt use munis to breathe life into factories
News 1 month ago
Rust Belt use munis to breathe life into factories

In the center of Fort Wayne, Ind., sits an abandoned General Electric Co. complex built more than a century ago, a space that once employed about...

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A wave of optimism at Akron's Summit Lake
News 1 month ago
A wave of optimism at Akron's Summit Lake

We thought we knew a fair amount about Akron, which is the hometown of some of us at Crain's. That is, until we started driving around with Akron...

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Chase Properties takes industrial property plunge
News 1 month ago
Chase Properties takes industrial property plunge

Shopping center owner Chase Properties of Beachwood is the new owner of an industrial building at 6575 Davis Industrial Parkway in Solon. Making...

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NEOMED takes on full ownership of community pharmacy
News 1 month ago
NEOMED takes on full ownership of community pharmacy

Northeast Ohio Medical University has taken full ownership of its community pharmacy and renamed it the Rootstown Community Pharmacy. NEOMED...

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Meijer sets opening day for three Northeast Ohio stores
News 1 month ago
Meijer sets opening day for three Northeast Ohio stores

The Meijer chain will launch its drive for a share of the Northeast Ohio grocery and clothes market on May 14. This photo is of the Avon, Ohio,...

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Suburban company prepares to expand with Cleveland plant
News 1 month ago
Suburban company prepares to expand with Cleveland plant

An affiliate of Bear Diversified of Cuyahoga Heights is seeking tax incentives from Cleveland to install an additional plant for Northern Stamping...

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