TIC’s Move Helping to Revitalize Euclid’s Industrial Corridor
Tri-C’s Transportation Innovation Center giving new life to Rockwell Drive building
In the mid-20th century, Euclid was a major cog in the Greater Cleveland industrial machine. Well over 100 companies occupied the corridor between St. Clair and Euclid avenues.
Today’s economy is much different, and Euclid — much like the rest of the Cleveland area — has been challenged to redefine itself. A number of organizations, including Cuyahoga Community College, are rising to that challenge.
FreshWater Cleveland recently highlighted Tri-C’s new Transportation Innovation Center at 24881 Rockwell Drive as among the redeveloped properties injecting new life into one of Cleveland’s largest suburbs. Tri-C moved into the new location earlier this year to accommodate an expansion of its transportation and logistics programs.
The new location offers nearly 30,000 square feet of space, including seven classrooms and an on-site commercial driver’s license (CDL) testing station.
Since moving to the Rockwell Drive property, which was purchased from Akron-based JRayl Transport, the College has seen a 40% increase in student enrollment at the center. Earlier this year, the TIC also launched a temporary CDL program via a partnership with the Greater Cleveland RTA. The partnership is helping to address a shortage of public transit drivers in the region.
December 17, 2019
Erik Cassano, 216-987-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org