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Business Development in the Campus District

Downtown Cleveland Alliance has been contracted to provide business development services in Campus District. The services offered by the business development specialist include but are not limited to attracting and retaining businesses to the district; supporting the redevelopment of targeted corridors; advocating for business and property owners needs to city, county and state officials; and carrying out coordinated marketing between Campus District and Downtown Cleveland Alliance. Other new initiatives underway include identifying and recommending housing and retail opportunities and supporting Campus District’s efforts to create a Business Improvement District. Contact Jazmyn Blockson at jblockson@downtowncleveland.com or 216-416-6970 to learn more.

Business Development Services

  • Direct Outreach to Growing Businesses & Entrepreneurs
  • Downtown Office Tenant Visitation
  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Incentive, financing and permitting consultation & advocacy
  • Access to Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Ready to Ride and Commuter Advantage Programs
  • Access Pre-Tax Parking Plans
  • Downtown Commuter Consultations
  • Networking, Development and Brand Awareness Opportunities through Business Engagement Program
  • Demographic & Market Trend Research & Consultation
  • Adaptive Reuse and Historic Tax Credit Technical Assistance and Advocacy
  • Pre-Development Grant Program
  • Access to Neighborhood Retail Assistance and Storefront Renovation Programs
  • Technical Assistance and Advocacy Support for Signage
  • Downtown Resident Focus Groups
  • Quarterly Market Updates
  • Annual Business Development Report
  • Downtown Demographic Research