Economic Development of Cleveland

March 25, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Greater Cleveland Partnership
1240 Huron Road E #300
Cleveland, OH 44115
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Economic Development of cleveland

Economic Development of Cleveland

Cost is $35/person
(includes dinner and drinks)
RSVP by Monday, March 18th.


Shawn Davis

Vice President of Business Development
Greater Cleveland Partnership

Shawn DaVis is the Vice President of Business Development. With over 11 years of Economic Development experience, he is a strong resource for the business community, providing business development and retention efforts in Summit, Portage, Ashtabula, Geauga, Medina, Lake, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties with a focus on the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s membership. He also is the acting Assistant Secretary for the Cuyahoga County Community Improvement Corporation, the first line of approval for the County’s loan programs and Economic Development and 501(c)3 bond programs.

Prior to joining GCP, DaVis was involved in a manufacturing start-up that supplied parts to the automotive sector, where he was a Plant Manager responsible for all aspects of the operation. Duties included setting up the facility, scheduling, building / managing / training the workforce, quality, lean implementation, process improvement and engineering support.

Mr. DaVis previously served as Process Engineer at Ford Motor Co., where he acquired a strong background in the lean manufacturing / six sigma disciplines and union relations. As an FPS(lean) trainer, he taught Ford's version of the Toyota Production System that focused on lean manufacturing principles. He was also responsible for the constraint management program at the Ohio Assembly facilities body shop that targeted production bottlenecks which dictated the areas of focus for the maintenance department with regards to weekend work, scheduling and project deployment.

Mr. DaVis also worked as a shop foreman at a precision CNC job shop, doing workforce managing, machine scheduling, CNC programming and sales.  In addition, Mr. DaVis was a Duties Operation Assistant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He has more than 10 years of experience in the areas of production, maintenance and engineering, and spent a year as an Account Manager with Team NEO focused on business retention and attraction efforts. Mr. DaVis is a Cleveland native who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.