Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability

Visitors from 16 countries throughout Africa will travel to Northeast Ohio to observe the effectiveness of the business sector in creating jobs and alleviating global poverty. This project will examine the regulatory systems that allow entrepreneurs to flourish while identifying policies that may discourage such enterprises. Visitors will get to explore various business models, support […]

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Global Economic Cooperation

As the world economy continues to grow, local businesses and economies have the opportunity to connect with the larger global market. In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from the Colombia, Egypt, Mozambique, China, Portugal, and Sri Lanka will be traveling to Cleveland to learn more about how this “Rust Belt” city has diversified its economy both […]

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New Economic Map for the Korean Peninsula

South Korean policy advisors involved in formulating the Moon Jae-in administration’s “New Economic Map for the Korean Peninsula” will visit the U.S. to examine a wide range of government agencies, non-government organizations, think tanks, and important interest groups dealing with foreign, security, and economic policies. Participants will explore economic policies and development models that promote […]

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Managing Start-Up Incubators for Growth

Through this project, Pakistani visitors will explore start-ups and business incubation in the U.S. and the involvement of both the private and public sectors. Small business in Northeast Ohio is tightly entwined with job creation and empowerment of entrepreneurs. Cleveland’s local community start-up culture will be examined through visits with Flashstarts, ECDI, the Health-Tech Corridors, and […]

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Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship Incubators

After facing economic hardship with the decline of its traditional steel making and manufacturing industries, Cleveland today has transformed itself into a hub for entrepreneurship. As a result, a group of Indonesian entrepreneurs and business leaders will travel to Cleveland to learn about small business development and innovative economic practices. Visitors will explore sites like […]

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Global Economic Cooperation

As the world economy continues to grow, local businesses and economies have the opportunity to connect with the larger global market. In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from the Gaza Strip, Bahrain, Bosnia Herzegovina, Poland, Cambodia, Italy, and Kazakhstan will be traveling to Cleveland to learn more about how this “Rust Belt” city has diversified its […]

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Economic Diversity and Single Industry Towns

For decades Cleveland’s manufacturing-based economy helped define the industrial heartland of America. Today Cleveland and the Midwest are known by the “Rust Belt” moniker, in reference to deindustrialization and urban decay that resulted from a decline of traditional enterprises based around steel and coal production. As part of their State Department-sponsored program on the development […]

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Episode 21: The Myth of China’s Might- And What It Means for America

Guest: Jeremy R. Haft Jeremy R. Haft, a 20 year veteran of the China market, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and CEO of SafeSource Trading, an export trading firm, discussed the rise of China and its true economic might. With U.S. security concerns in Asia influenced by China’s economic power, Haft addressed whether or not […]

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Industrial Development and Economic Diversification

Five delegates from Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry will visit Cleveland to gain insight on the region’s economic history as a rust-belt manufacturer and Northeast Ohio’s need to reinvent itself and diversify its industries. Site visits and dialogue with manufacturers, including Timken and PolyOne, will highlight global market competitiveness. Meetings with the Cuyahoga County […]

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Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Development: A Project for Vietnam

The Silicon Valley based “500 Startups” estimates that 1,000 or more start-up companies launch in Vietnam every year. The entrepreneurial culture is so strong in urban centers like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, in fact, that it has prompted some scholars and businesspeople to wonder whether Vietnam will become the next Silicon Valley (according […]

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