Downtown Cleveland Alliance Update With Michael Deemer - 3-31-21

Michael Deemer from The Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke to Bill about Downtown Cleveland leads Ohio with the largest vaccination at CSU’s Wolstein Center - Are vaccinations impacting businesses and employees returning to work?

Downtown Cleveland taking a leading role in vaccinations in the State:

  • Downtown Cleveland’s own Wolstein Center is efficiently operating as a mass vaccination site. The site has grown in capacity to administer over 6,000 vaccines per day. 

Downtown is ready to welcome fans back toProgressive Field, host what may be the Rock Hall Induction Ceremony to date, bring live music back to our stages and venues, and hold shows atPlayhouse Square, all within the next several months. 

  • NFL Draft April 29-May 1, including a large fan festival.
  • The Mid-American Conference extended its contract with Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for another seven years to host the men's basketball tournament, $14.5 million annually in economic impact. 

Are vaccinations impacting businesses and employees returning to work?

Vocon released a report finding that office-based work is likely to remain central to the way companies function.

  • This is consistent with what we are seeing in Downtown Cleveland:
  • Office workers steadily returning
    • RocketMortgage
    • iHeart
    • AML RightSource

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