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      About Cleveland Homecoming

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      At our inaugural Cleveland Homecoming event Sept. 26-28, 2018, we will introduce a select group of Cleveland expatriates - individuals who were born, lived, worked, or went to school here and are now successful in other parts of the world - to the Cleveland of today, the city Forbes recently dubbed “America’s Hottest City.”

      Our list of “expats” includes leaders in industry, government, and entertainment. They will be joined by a limited number of Cleveland C-suite executives and a small, diverse group of grassroots “doers” leading the renewal in Cleveland’s neighborhoods.

      The three-day event will take place at sites all over the city - from iconic Cleveland locations to our newest jewels, the examples of Cleveland repurposed and reimagined. Expats will hear from business, philanthropic and political leaders about the successful revitalization efforts underway now in Cleveland.

      They will have the opportunity to join the conversation with nationally prominent speakers about the best way to invest in the city in order to create sustainable and dynamic economic growth. Guests will also enjoy behind-the-scenes, industry-specific immersion tours showcasing shining examples of what targeted investment can achieve for Cleveland’s renaissance.

      This exclusive Cleveland immersion experience would be impossible for out-of-towners to access on a quick trip home. We hope it will convince expats they have a stake in the future of Cleveland and inspire them to find their own ways to re-engage in the city’s revitalization.

      Crain’s is proud to be serving as the behind-the-scenes producer of this unparalleled event because, as the city’s leading business publication, we understand the potential this event has for Cleveland’s future. Our key partners - companies, foundations, individuals - will provide the financial support necessary to produce this special initiative. In addition, school and university leadership will be essential collaborators to help us connect with Cleveland’s most successful former residents to encourage them to return home for what is definitely not a business conference; this will be a reunion unlike Cleveland has ever seen before.

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