About The Health-Tech Corridor
The Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor (“HTC”) is a prime location for biomedical, healthcare and technology companies looking to take advantage of close proximity to four world-class healthcare institutions including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, six business incubators, four academic centers, and more than 170 high-tech and health-tech companies engaged in the business of innovation.
The HTC is a 1,600 acre area spanning the heart of Cleveland’s east side, connecting Cleveland’s vibrant Downtown to its cultural hub of University Circle. Because of the immense health, technology, and educational capital that Cleveland’s hospitals and universities provide, the HTC has taken off as the place in the region to develop business synergies and partnerships in the health and technology sector. The opportunities for business attraction to Cleveland by partnering with the area’s institutions are tremendous and have resulted in over 1,800 new jobs, 500,000 square feet of new or renovated office and lab space, and over $4 billion of investment since 2008.
The HTC offers companies access to everything they need to grow and thrive – entrepreneurial support services, venture capital funding, a community of like-minded innovators, thought leaders at the academic and health-care institutions, local manufacturing capacity and expertise, a highly skilled workforce, and a commitment from the public sector to help small businesses expand. With the addition of 100 gigabit Internet access from OneCommunity, companies in the HTC have access to the next generation infrastructure that gives Cleveland a competitive edge on the rest of the country.
The HTC was founded in 2010 as a public-nonprofit collaboration between BioEnterprise, The Cleveland Foundation, the City of Cleveland, and MidTown Cleveland. Recognizing there was a lack of suitable space to house the growing number of health-tech and high-tech businesses spinning out of the City’s anchor institutions, the HTC partners came together behind this unique effort to develop, brand, and market a health-tech and high-tech business corridor on the east side of Cleveland. The HTC is housed at MidTown Cleveland.
Jeff Epstein, Director. Jeff comes to the Health-Tech Corridor from The Coral Company, where he served as Vice President of Development, overseeing residential, commercial, and mixed-use development projects, capital markets transactions, and consulting projects. Prior to joining Coral, Jeff participated in the Cleveland Executive Fellowship, a one-year civic leadership development program.
Jeff holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an undergraduate degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University. After graduating from Duke, Jeff spent several years in Washington, D.C. working for the management consulting firm A.T. Kearney and the political polling and marketing firm Penn Schoen Berland. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. Solomon Oliver Jr. on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Jeff serves on the executive board of the Cleveland Tenants Organization and the boards of Cleveland Housing Network and Congregation Shaarey Tikvah.
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Michael Lalich, Project Manager. Michael is responsible for marketing the HTC along with project management for business attraction and expansion projects. Michael promotes community and placemaking in the corridor by coordinating networking events and the HTC newsletter and social media streams.
He previously worked at Team NEO for four years where he was a manager in the Research Department. At Team NEO he was responsible for replying to site selector requests as well conducting industry research and producing content for marketing collateral.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University in Political Science in 2010 and his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Design, and Development from Cleveland State University in 2014. He resides in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood where he is on the Board of Directors of the Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation.
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