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April 2022: Economic Impact of Transportation Research Center Inc. on the State of Ohio 
A new economic impact study, conducted by Levin’s Center for Economic Development, found that Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC) in East Liberty, Ohio, widely acknowledged as North America’s most comprehensive automotive proving ground and test center, created more than $127 million total in economic output in 2019 and supported over 670 total jobs with almost $36 million in wages and benefits throughout Ohio. Join the CED research team and representatives from TRC and JobsOhio as they discuss the results of the study and what it means for the future of Ohio’s economy. Stick around after this episode of the Levin Podcast for a discussion on “Formula 1” racing in Ohio.

February 2022: Disparities in PPP Lending by Race, Ethnicity and Gender
In this episode, Dr. Iryna Demko, Research Associate at the Center for Economic Development, and Dr. Ana Claudia Sant’Anna, Assistant Professor at West Virginia University, discuss their research about the impact of race and gender on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan amounts.

They found that nationally minority-, Hispanic-, and female-owned small businesses received smaller PPP loans than their business counterparts of the same size. In addition, interviews with a variety of small businesses in Northeast Ohio showed that businesses receiving smaller loan amounts had more difficulties and less knowledge about the loan application process compared to larger loans recipients.

January 2022: After the Podcast: Dean Roland V. Anglin Continues the Discussion about Middle Neighborhoods and Why They Matter
In this episode, Roland V. Anglin, Dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs discusses “Investing in the Middle: A New Approach to Deliver on the Promise of Equitable Neighborhood Development,” a research project supported with a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) as a part of RWJF's "Policies for Action: Research on Housing Policies That Promote Equity" program. The research aims to address equity and health in middle neighborhoods. Dr. Anglin and his team will perform actionable research in the areas of strategic investments and policy innovations that have the potential to increase housing affordability and neighborhood stability.

November 2021: Dean Roland V. Anglin Discusses Middle Neighborhoods and Why They Matter
In this episode, Dr. Roland V. Anglin, Dean and Professor at the Levin College discusses “Investing in the Middle: A New Approach to Deliver on the Promise of Equitable Neighborhood Development,” a research project supported with a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) as a part of RWJF's "Policies for Action: Research on Housing Policies That Promote Equity" program. The research aims to address equity and health in middle neighborhoods.

Dr. Anglin and his team will perform actionable research in the areas of strategic investments and policy innovations that have the potential to increase housing affordability and neighborhood stability.

*According to urban practitioner and scholar Alan Mallach: “Middle neighborhoods are neighborhoods that have retained a respectable measure of both their physical and social fabric, are not or not yet areas of highly concentrated poverty or hyper vacancy, and where stabilization and gradual improvement remain realistic strategies.”

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Featured Videos

All videos are available on the Levin College YouTube channel.

Building Resilient Communities through Vacant Land Reuse: Managing Resources to Impact the Health of our RegionLevin Forum | Building Resilient Communities through Vacant Land Reuse: Managing Resources to Impact the Health of our Region
The physical and economic health of our Northeast Ohio region is determined by the decisions made by individual yet neighboring communities, and the resources with which they manage. In this Levin Forum, held on April 21, 2022, we explore the work of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Team NEO while learning strategies in re-purposing vacant and abandoned properties to serve as community assets. Watch Now » and Learn More »

Levin Morning Briefing | Featuring Blaine A. Griffin, Council President, City of Cleveland, On the Importance of Public ServiceLevin Morning Briefing | Featuring Blaine A. Griffin, Council President, City of Cleveland, On the Importance of Public Service
On March 23, 2022, the Levin College hosted a Levin Morning Briefing with Ward 6 Councilman and Cleveland City Council President Blaine A. Griffin, featuring a discussion on the importance of public service. Councilman Griffin represents one of Cleveland's most diverse wards, encompassing the East Side neighborhoods of Fairfax, Larchmere, Little Italy, Woodland Hills, and parts of Buckeye-Shaker, University Circle, North Broadway, Slavic Village, and Union-Miles. Prior to serving on council, Councilman Griffin served as the Executive Director of the City of Cleveland’s Community Relation's Board, served as a program officer for the Cuyahoga Department of Justice Affairs, and served as a program director for the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. Councilman Griffin began his community-based service work with the Harvard Community Services Center, where he established a coalition of community residents, activists, and businesses to fight infant mortality and morbidity. Watch Now » and Learn More »

Resetting the Table: Creating and Urban Equity AgendaResetting the Table: Creating and Urban Equity Agenda
After many efforts to address inequality over the years, why have so many low-income neighborhoods in Cleveland and surrounding first-ring communities not seen significant improvement in their quality of life and in access to economic opportunity? PolicyBridge, a Cleveland think tank focused on African American policy issues, recently released a report, “Resetting the Table,” exploring that core question. The Levin College, in partnership with PolicyBridge, is hosting a year-long forum series asking the question: Is it possible to implement cross sector planning that addresses the intersecting social and economic challenges facing Cleveland? The inaugural discussion was held on February 28, 2022. Watch Now » and Learn More »

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