Posted Thursday, June 12, 2003
Big bets. That's how some local leaders were referring to high profile; big-money public projects intended to revitalize Northeast Ohio's economy. In the summer of 2003 there was a big bet on the table called “a new convention center.” Business leaders and developers suggested a variety of different sites and plans. Which one was the best? And, how much would it cost to build? And could it stimulate economic growth for Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio? These questions and more were discussed in this tenth installment of A Quiet Crisis.
Madeline Cain, Mayor of Lakewood
Jimmy Dimora, Cuyahoga County Commissioner
Ned Hill, Prof. Urban Studies and Public Administration, Cleveland State University
Frank Jackson, President, Cleveland City Council
Ari Maron, Partner, MRN Limited Partnership
Steve Strnisha, Deputy Director, Cleveland Tomorrow