Mayor Jackson’s Statement on the Economic Vitality of Cleveland’s Downtown Neighborhood

Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson issued a statement about the economic vitality of Cleveland’s Downtown neighborhood and thanked LeBron James for all he has done for Cleveland:

“Downtown Cleveland is home to over 15,000 residents – with more than 5,000 new residents since 2010 – and continues to grow. The City along with its private and public sector partners have invested in the redevelopment of Public Square, lakefront beaches and revitalized Lake Erie and Cuyahoga River waterfronts. More than $1 billion in private sector funding has been invested in the downtown neighborhood this decade, funding development from the opening of small restaurants to renovation and construction of large office and residential complexes with more to come. The downtown neighborhood will continue to be the epicenter for entertainment in Northeast Ohio. LeBron’s achievements on and off the court will leave behind a remarkable legacy in the City of Cleveland and I thank him for all that he has done. While LeBron James will be missed, Downtown Cleveland will continue to thrive as a world-class place to visit; live; eat; work; play and do business.”