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About Cleveland

Located on Lake Erie, the City of Cleveland was founded in 1796 by Moses Cleaveland, and incorporated as a city in 1836. The Ohio and Erie canals, railroad development and an abundance of natural resources (like iron and oil), brought dramatic industrial growth to the new city. During the Civil war, Cleveland was an important supply center. The thriving factories of Cleveland attracted an influx of immigrants from Ireland, Germany and Eastern Europe. After World War I, Cleveland saw a rise in its African-American population.

Like many of America’s older industrial American cities, Cleveland withstood declining prosperity and loss of population in the second half of the 20th century. Recent re-investment in Downtown has revitalized the city’s image and spurned more growth around University Circle and on the near west side of the city. Though still a manufacturing town, Cleveland’s economy is now more diversified, with research firms, law firms and the health care industry among its leading employers.

Having all the major amenities and attractions of cities double and triple its size, Cleveland is a wonderful Midwestern,  urban location offering phenomenal live, work and play opportunities.

Learn more about the city here:

City of Cleveland –
Destination Cleveland –
Greater Cleveland Partnership –
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress –