Tag Archives: Minorities

New fund will provide low-interest loans to minority businesses

By Karen Farkas, cleveland.com The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – A new $8 million fund will launch this fall to provide loans and assistance to minority businesses. The Capital Access Fund of Greater Cleveland is a partnership of the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, the National Development Council, the Urban[…] Read More →

Diverse Building Trades Workforce Safely Constructs Cleveland Hilton Hotel

The construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel was truly a community effort. Built under a Project Labor Agreement between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and Cuyahoga County, the building’s owner, the make-up of the construction crews was large and diverse. Jeffrey Appelbaum, Project Managing Consultant, told Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades are Becoming More Diverse

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council is working to make the trades a more diverse workforce. In May, the Building Trades released their third short video – this one focusing on the diversity of their members. “Diversity and inclusion is a primary objective of our organization,” said Cleveland Building[…] Read More →

New Building Trades Video Promotes Diversity

A new video highlights the ongoing efforts of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council to create a diversified construction workforce. Through community outreach, the region’s Building Trades have worked to recruit a diverse workforce that reflects the racial, ethnic and gender make-up of the people of Cleveland and their[…] Read More →