Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 1:14 PM
Cleveland ranks high when it comes to being one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation. That diversity is praised constantly by political and community leaders, but rarely has it been treated as a real tool to spur economic development and develop stronger ties between the area's communities and neighborhoods. Throughout the last five weeks, our Accents series has examined issues of ethnicity and immigration in northeast Ohio, ranging from its history to its implications in education, business, and our personal lives. Today, as we begin to wrap up our series, ideastream's Renita Jablonski considers what we have, and what we need to do to take full advantage of the region's multi-cultural assets.