Levin Roundtable

Economic Inclusion Roundtable: Voices from the Field​​​​​​​Economic Inclusion Roundtable: Voices from the Field​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Friday, November 15, 2019

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.

In this Economic Inclusion Roundtable, our panel of experts share their perspectives and their efforts in addressing economic inclusion in our communities. This engaging discussion explores 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.


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