Cleveland is changing and growing. Statistics point to a brighter future and a more educated and stable workforce. From example, from 2000 – 2012, Cleveland gained one college-educated resident for every non-college graduate lost. In the Tremont neighborhood, 41% of residents are working in knowledge economy jobs increasing the percentage of those earning $40,000 or more a year from 23 – 42% percent from 2002 – 2011.

As Richey Piiperinan sees it, Clevelanders need to remove the rust-colored glasses and see what our city has become.

Removing the Rust-colored Glasses