Greater Collinwood Development Corporation

Business Programs

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Business Programs

Storefront Renovation Program (SRP)

  • Administered through the City of Cleveland’s Community Development Department, the Storefront Renovation Program helps neighborhood retail districts become more attractive, economically viable, and diverse places to visit and shop by assisting in the design and funding of signage and the rehabilitation of traditional storefront buildings. (Information provided by the City of Cleveland).

    For more information, please contact:

    Cynthia Brookins, Director of Business Development & Operations

    cbrookins@greatercollinwood.org or 216-383-9772 Ext. 204

Neighborhood Retail Assistance Program

  • Administered through the City of Cleveland’s Economic Development Department, the Neighborhood Retail Assistance Program provides financial assistance to neighborhood retail businesses, restaurants and merchants in Cleveland. Locally-owned businesses that will upgrade the exterior and interior appearance of their storefronts can benefit from the program. Private developers with retail projects, restaurants/cafes and merchants are eligible to apply. Eligible activities are exterior and interior building improvements, landscaping, exterior lighting, fencing, signage, acquisition of equipment, furniture & fixtures and public art. (information provided by the City of Cleveland). Click HERE for an application.

    For more information, please contact:

    Cynthia Brookins, Director of Business Development & Operations

    cbrookins@greatercollinwood.org or 216-383-9772 Ext. 204

Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative

  • The Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), a program of the City of Cleveland, managed by Manufacturing Works, is an integral part of Mayor Frank Jackson's plan to link manufacturing businesses to valuable community resources that can help manufacturers improve operations, maintain profitability, and remain competitive. Over the last three years, the CIRI team of three retention specialists has averaged over 460 unique manufacturing site visits per year. The team has managed 47 service interventions where jobs and/or investment was at risk. Between 2015 and 2017, just over 2,600 jobs and $162.9 million in annual payroll was affected by the 47 CIRI projects. (Information provided by the City of Cleveland).

    For more information, please contact:

    Cynthia Brookins, Director of Business Development & Operations

    cbrookins@greatercollinwood.org or 216-383-9772 Ext. 204