Identify a network of dynamic civic entrepreneurs in communities who are transforming our regionaleconomies:• Identify a network of dynamic civic entrepreneurs in communities who are transforming our regionaleconomies;• Provide quick access to action learning opportunities for students;• Gain access to a growing national network of business, education and civic leaders promoting a newapproach to regional economic development designed by I-Open.
The Civic Forum Process: A History
REI.Tuesdays hosted at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University,introduced a new kind of public engagement: the civic forum. Reaching out to the academic, civic,government and business leaders and citizens beyond campus boundaries in Northeast Ohio, REI.Tuesdaysbecame known as a neutral convening ground for the exchange of public opinion and expert knowledge forthe purpose of engaging small teams building projects and initiatives for regional transformation. Civic,business, government and academic leaders stepped forward to present research and practitioner summationsof their solutions to the challenges affecting us all in our daily lives.Participants were introduced to cutting edge economic development concepts, best global practices and newprinciples of civic behavior that build trust and respect to accelerate the competitive value of civility. Eachsession ended with an action plan for “next steps.”Over the seventeen-month pilot, REI.Tuesdays gathered thousands of participants and hosted hundreds of forums. Robust social networks formed, resulting in a multitude of self-organized work groups, roundtables,focus groups and communities of commitment. The civic forum process piloted at REI, Case Western ReserveUniversity, was replicated in other area universities and colleges, libraries and private business groups inOhio, Indiana, Kentucky and South Carolina.
BREWED FRESH DAILY
covers news and opinion from Cleveland, Ohio on a variety of topics andis one of the largest and most advanced blogging communities in the country. Emerging fromREI.Tuesdays in 2004 as an example of a new kind of citizen journalism, Brewed Fresh Daily hasincreased its readers and content providers exponentially. Content covers all areas of economicdevelopment attracting business, civic, academic and government leaders and serves as a regionalcenter for Ohio news and opinion.http://www.brewedfreshdaily.com
CENTER FOR PREVENTATIVE HEALTH & DISEASE MANAGEMENT, LLC
began with ateam of researchers exploring new opportunities in healthcare management. As a result of theirresearch, HDM capitalizes on Cleveland’s access to some of the best hospitals and researchuniversities