The third “season” of Cleveland Chain Reaction, a local economic development contest that centers on particular neighborhoods and connects small businesses with private investors for growth capital, will focus on Collinwood.
The first competition focused on Slavic Village, while last year’s centered on Old Brooklyn. Collinwood was a finalist in past years, but was selected this year over three other neighborhood finalists: Kamm’s Corners (in West Park); La Villa Hispana (in Clark Fulton); and Glenville.
“Collinwood is a neighborhood that is poised to welcome new businesses to its commercial corridors,” said Joel Ratner, president and CEO of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. “This lakefront location that provides easy access to the rest of the city and the region offers new and exciting opportunities in the neighborhood for growing small businesses.”
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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Jeremy Nobile.
Originally published April 10, 2019.