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Greater Cleveland Jobless Rate Plummets to 6.5%

November 1, 2012

September saw an unexpected and dramatic drop in the national unemployment rate from 8.1% to 7.8%. The Cleveland area jobless rate followed suit, falling from 6.9% to 6.5% in September, the most recent month for which the government has data. At first glance this is wonderful news and consistent with the relative over-performance Cleveland...

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Hyland Software Plans New Building, More Jobs

October 30, 2012
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Hyland Software, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio has plans to continue adding jobs and a third building to its corporate campus. Hyland is perhaps the most important company in Cleveland that many haven’t heard about. Founded locally, the tech company has swelled to over 1,400 employees fueled by the popularity of OnBase, their document management...

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale Release Date Set

October 10, 2012
7.5% Holiday Cheer

Great Lakes has announced you’ll have exactly 2 months before its namesake holiday to hoard Christmas Ale. The official Christmas Ale release date 2012 has been set for Thursday, October 25th. At first, the brew will only be available at the pub in Ohio city. Starting that Thursday at 11 am there will be...

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Cleveland Beer Week Returns

October 6, 2012
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Who knew Cleveland has a Beer Week? After a successful few years, the word is getting out. The week long celebration of craft brewing pairs up local restaurants, bars and grocers with some of the best craft brewers in the city and the nation. Beer Week 2012 takes places October 19-27th, throughout the greater...

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Cleveland Area Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.9%

October 5, 2012
New Construction over the East Bank of the Flats

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has the unemployment rate for the Greater Cleveland area falling to 6.9% That’s a multi-year low and puts Cleveland in a tie with Dallas for the 11th lowest unemployment rate among large American cities. The outlook going forward is positive as well. Jobs are being...

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Captain America Sequel To Be Filmed In Cleveland

October 2, 2012
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Last summer The Avengers was shot in Cleveland and it turned out to be a big success. The studio loved Cleveland’s architecture, diverse settings and talented local workforce. They also enjoyed the large tax break the State of Ohio used as an incentive to film here. Clevelanders were abuzz during the filming as famous...

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The British Are Coming – And They’re Bringing Jobs

September 1, 2012
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Alexander Mann, a global recruiting and personnel services company has named Cleveland as home to its new American office. The decision is expected to bring 300 hundred jobs to downtown, many hired locally, within 3 years. The London based firm provides comprehensive recruiting services for large companies and organizations. Demand for their services is...

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Cleveland’s Growing Microbrew District

April 21, 2012
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More beer is coming to Ohio City. Sam McNulty, the owner of Market Garden Brewery has plans to open Ohio City Nano Brew in the former Garage Bar space. The brew house will be very small, brewing one barrel at a time. The idea is to be able to experiment and create new kinds...

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New Lakefront Plan Approved

March 21, 2012
New Lakefront Plan Approved

Well its about time. A plan to further develop the lakefront between Burke and the Cuyahoga has been approved. The city will build a small marina for short-term docking, as well as a small pedestrian bridge crossing over the harbor from the Great Lakes Science Center to the southwest corner of Voinovich park. The...

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Comedian Jim Norton To Film Cable Special In Cleveland

February 24, 2012
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Jim Norton is finally back. He returns April 28th to tape his upcoming cable special in the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square. Aside from his love of Cleveland women, the popular comedian chose to film his special in the Cleve due to his large, loyal following here. His two shows sold out within 48...

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Nestle, Lincoln Electric Expand

February 24, 2012
Soon to be "Made In Cleveland"

Hot Pockets are soon to become a product of Cleveland. Nestle announced they’ll be moving their Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets production to their headquarters in Solon. The Solon location already makes several popular brands such as Stouffer’s and Lean Cuisine frozen dinners as well as Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. Any new...

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Cleveland’s West Side Market Turns 100

February 7, 2012
Cleveland’s West Side Market Turns 100

The West Side Market will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It opened 1912 in the very same iconic building it now occupies in Ohio City. Celebrations will be held throughout the year, starting in June with fireworks and an ice cream social and ending in November with a Centennial Gala featuring Michael...

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Cleveland Hopkins Airport To Get Superman Statue

January 25, 2012
Cleveland Hopkins Airport To Get Superman Statue

This summer a statue of Superman will greet arriving passengers at Hopkins International Airport. The statue will be part of a display touting Cleveland as the birthplace of Superman. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the superhero in Glenville in the 1930s. For years now, there has been a small but persistent local movement...

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Progressive Insurance Hiring For Over 300 Jobs

January 24, 2012
Progressive Insurance Hiring For Over 300 Jobs

Progressive Insurance announced they will be adding 337 jobs at their Mayfield Village headquarters. One of the greater Cleveland area’s biggest employers, Progressive will be filling sales, service and claims positions. Nationwide, the insurance company is hiring 1100 additional people. Progressive is generally considered to be a good place to work. They have a...

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Horseshoe Adding 750 New Cleveland Casino Jobs

December 12, 2011
Horseshoe Adding 750 New Cleveland Casino Jobs

The Horseshoe has entered its second round of hiring, announcing 750 new Cleveland casino jobs. The first round, back in September focused on hiring dealers. This round is for support and general staff. The jobs posted on their website are wide ranging. They’re hiring everyone from coat attendants to IT engineers. When the casino...

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Downtown Building Boom

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The Downtown Cleveland building boom continues to roar. The Plain Dealer is reporting that local developer Stark Enterprises has acquired the parking lots across...

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Fun Stuff

Clevelanders like to travel, particularly in the cold months. A favorite destination is Florida, and especially Walt Disney World. Check out this list of Disney World secrets. For those that have been, its this type of hidden magic that makes people want to keep going back.