GCP Political Action Committee
The Greater Cleveland Partnership Political Action Committee (GCP PAC) is a nonpartisan, member-driven endeavor committed to advancing the business community’s interests by building and reinforcing relationships and supporting candidates and current elected officials at the state and local levels of government.
By contributing to the campaign efforts of those that will further advance the GCP's Public Policy Agenda priorities, we provide our members with a unique opportunity to advocate for an environment that encourages economic growth and prosperity.
The GCP PAC represents a strong, unified voice for businesses of all sizes and industries in our region and aids businesses in educating key decision makers on issues that are important to them.
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GCP PAC Annual Report
But no tool may be more useful than having the ability to collectively pool our resources together to provide our members and the region with the means for concerted political action.
Learn how the GCP's advocacy efforts and the GCP PAC supported the interests of the Northeast Ohio business community in our 2018 GCP PAC Annual Report. Results include:• After months of development with the GCP board and staff leaders, GCP unveiled its 2019-2020 Public Policy Agenda, presenting a comprehensive set of policy priorities on behalf of small, mid-market and large companies in Northeast Ohio.
• A more bi-partisan, public process for drawing U.S. Congressional districts was created.
• County legislation passed providing funding for the creation of industry sector partnerships.
• An operational improvement taskforce was established to develop a new vision for public transit in Greater Cleveland.
• GCP’s recommended projects to improve access to Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, downtown development, and transformational neighborhood projects were approved.
• Our organization played a leading role in convening partners, gaining consensus, and recommending Opportunity Zones in Cuyahoga County.
• GCP helped craft legislation – the Data Protection Act – that became law providing a legal safe harbor to covered entities that implement a specified cybersecurity program.
• A roundtable discussion was convened for GCP members to discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and growing tariffs.
• Our members supported a bill, signed by the Governor, that requires the legislature to review occupational licensing boards regarding their sunset.
• GCP joined metro chambers across the state to commission a report, providing an assessment of Ohio’s innovation economy and recommendations for growth.
• GCP conducted a comprehensive tax analysis – a study to examine the region’s tax competitiveness and investments compared to similar markets in the Great Lakes.
• Signature advocacy event member opportunities were offered, including COSE Day at the Capitol, D.C. Fly-In, and GCP Public Officials Reception.