DMC Trips – Cleveland

“I had no idea” was a common phrase out of many mouths during the jammed-packed day of tours and conversations in Cleveland on October 1. Around each corner, the city of Cleveland surprised the Destination Medical Center (DMC) team. Cleveland showed it has the capacity to be a true economic development engine.

Many know Cleveland for the work of the health care organization Cleveland Clinic; however, there are multiple organizations that help to support this city’s economy and add a rich vibrancy to the downtown atmosphere. DMC officials met with multiple groups as they toured the city including:

–       Cleveland Foundation

–       Playhouse Square

–       Mayor Frank G. Jackson

–       Jumpstart

–       The Nine

–       MidTown Neighborhood

–       Hemmingway Development

–       Cleveland Clinic

–       Cleveland Clinic Innovations

–       Museum of Contemporary Art

–       Cleveland’s Neighborhood Connections

–       Cleveland Transit Authority

–       University Hospitals

The people we met who took time out of their day to share their knowledge and background regarding their economic development initiatives was astounding, invigorating, and really helped to get the DMC team’s juices flowing about opportunities within our own city.

Next, DMC travels to Indianapolis  to spend two days learning from the best and the brightest in this metropolis. To follow along, continue to read the blog and follow us on Twitter.