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Levin Roundtable

Economic Inclusion Roundtable: Voices from the Field

Friday, November 15, 2019
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Sweet Seminar Room (UR 241)
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115


Note: This event is at full capacity and we are not accepting registrations at this time. To be added to a waitlist for this event, please complete this form.

About this Event

Growing inequality has emerged as one of the central issues of our time. In Northeast Ohio, individuals may be disconnected from the economy solely because of their race, socioeconomic standing, and other factors. Engaging with and employing all members of our communities fosters an inclusive economy, and attracts diverse types of talent that powers innovation and growth. Inclusive economic growth focuses on diversity as a core driver of that growth. As cities and regions around the nation transition to the next economy, they understand that inclusion is an economic imperative, and that developing new strategies, products, and enterprises for achieving growth through inclusion must be a component of everything they do.

Our panel of experts will share their perspectives and the work they are doing to address economic inclusion in our communities. Join us for an engaging discussion that will explore how we can reactivate our core cities and neighborhoods and transform them into vital areas capable of re-engaging their populations into the economy while creating a path for future prosperity.


Gregory L. Brown
Executive Director, PolicyBridge

Gina Cheverine
Managing Vice President, Inclusion and Strategic Partnerships, Greater Cleveland Partnership 

Bradford Davy
Director of Regional Engagement, Fund for Our Economic Future

Joyce Huang
Director of Planning and Placemaking, MidTown Cleveland

Michael Jeans
President, Growth Opportunity Partners Inc.

Gloria Ware
Director, KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth, JumpStart

Moderator: Dr. Joanna Ganning
Associate Professor; Program Director, Master of Urban Planning and Development
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Economic Inclusion Roundtable Series

The George Gund Foundation
Levin's Economic Inclusion Roundtable series is part of a 2-year-long effort funded by the Gund Foundation, aimed at monitoring regional economic performance to advance inclusive growth throughout Northeast Ohio.


Subject to Change
8:30 am | Registration; Light Refreshments Available
9:00 am | Program

  • Welcome, Dean Roland V. Anglin
  • Introduction of Panelists
  • Moderated Q&A
  • Audience Q&A and Group Discussion
  • Closing Remarks

11:30 am | Soft Adjourn; Optional 30-Minute Post-Roundtable Networking Session
12:00 pm | Adjourn


This event is at full capacity and we are not accepting registrations at this time. To be added to a waitlist for this event, please complete this form. If seats become available, they will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have registered but are unable to attend, please contact Erin Vokes (e.vokes@csuohio.edu) so we can offer your seat to a guest on our waitlist.