By Jay Miller, Crain’s Cleveland Business
The topic of the panel discussion at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday, Aug. 24, was growing the Greater Cleveland economy. The themes that came through strongest from the panelists and questioners were about developing more collaborative and younger leaders and making sure that whatever growth is achieved is shared by people in all economic and social sectors of the community.
Perhaps the strongest statement on the issue of leadership in Cleveland came from Don Graves Jr., a recently returned native Clevelander who worked in the administration of President Barack Obama and now is senior director of corporate community initiatives and relations at KeyBank. In his few months back in his hometown, Graves said he has grown concerned about what he sees as too much competition and not enough collaboration.
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