216digital, Inc. Announces Cleveland Business Development Grant

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“I believe we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work and a little luck along the way. We hope, giving back in Cleveland, where we began 18 years ago, plays a role in the success of others in the community.”

Today, 216digital, Inc., a custom development, design, and digital marketing company announced the creation of a business development grant to help Cleveland-local businesses cultivate their brands. The grant, dubbed the GrowCLE grant, will provide complimentary development, design, and marketing services to local businesses and non-profits in the hopes of promoting continued regional growth and awareness of local industries. Applicants for the grant will be evaluated on their company’s mission, local impact, and perceived needs. 216digital, Inc. will then work with the chosen recipients to identify opportunities where their expertise can help make the biggest impact.

As to what inspired the grant, 216digital, Inc. founder Greg McNeil said “I believe we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work and a little luck along the way. We hope, giving back in Cleveland, where we began 18 years ago, plays a role in the success of others in the community.”

Ranked as one of the top 50 cities for entrepreneurs in a recent article by MBA Central, Cleveland has seen a 79% increase in population growth and a 136% jump in the number of residents with advanced degrees since 2000 (DCA). A trend bolstered by the large network of local support. In 2017 alone –


  • Over 18 million people visited downtown Cleveland in the third quarter of the year (DCA)
  • Regional seeding and early stage funds procured $160 million for Cleveland start-ups and entrepreneurs (DCA)
  • Businesses have continued moving into Downtown Cleveland in an effort to recruit and retain the growing pool of fresh talent. (DCA)
  • More than 95,000 people work in the central business district of downtown Cleveland. (DCA)

More information and the application to apply for the GROWCLE grant can be found at 216digital.com/local-growth/

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