The San Francisco Chronicle, December 7, 2010

Cleveland, which has poured almost $1 billion into such projects as three sports stadiums and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, is on the verge of spending $465 million in an effort to remake itself as the epicenter for the sale of medical equipment and supplies.

The city's planned Medical Mart & Convention Center, scheduled to start construction next month, would transcend earlier renewal efforts and attract the kind of high-tech jobs the area needs, said Tim Hagan, a Cuyahoga County commissioner who has championed the project.

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