CIRI

2017 CIRI Economic Impact Report

The Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), a program of the City of Cleveland, managed by WIRE-Net, 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.

Read the 2017 CIRI Economic Impact Report.

Our staff works closely with the City's Department of Economic Development to help industrial businesses thrive and grow.

Financial incentives are offered to companies expanding within or moving to the city of Cleveland. Learn more on the City Financing and Incentives webpage.

City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development

Stay Connected with the City of Cleveland! Sign up for news updates, view videos, read the blog, and more through the Rethink Cleveland Media Center.

CIRI's Industrial Development Managers link manufacturers to resources and solutions in:
  • Market diversification
  • Manufacturing operations improvement
  • Workforce training programs targeting manufacturing industries
  • Public services, safety and security, building permits, and zoning
  • Public financing and incentives
  • Infrastructure improvement advocacy
  • Environmental compliance
  • Real estate site selection and development

CIRI Region Map
Contact your CIRI representative today to request a visit or service assistance.

Region 1: Wards 1, 2, 4, 6, 8–10, and 12

Tom Birkel
216.920.1953

Region 2: Wards 3, 5, and 7

Gelise Littlejohn
216.391.5080, ext 107

Region 3: Wards 11, 13–17

Millie Caraballo
216.588.1447

For more information, contact John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director, at 216.588.1445.