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Posted 3.17.09

CLEVELAND—5 March 2009.  Mayor Frank G. Jackson highlighted his work with Weatherhead's Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB) and Dr. David Cooperrider during his fourth State of the City address, “It’s Our Time: Bucking National Trends and Building for Tomorrow.”

“Our goal is to create an action plan for economic sustainability that will support business growth, protect the environment, and create opportunities for businesses to prosper,” Mayor Jackson said to the audience at the Crowne Plaza City Centre Hotel.

The speech detailed his hopes for an environmentally sustainable economy in Cleveland, and debuted plans for a three-day summit to be facilitated by Dr. David Cooperrider and BAWB in August.  The summit will bring together, “everyone from CEOs to students to create an action plan for building a green economy for Cleveland’s future,” the Mayor explained.

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