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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Why Cleveland?

It's a question local economic development officials have been asked -- and answered -- a lot in the days following President Barack Obama's recent visit to Cleveland with top Cabinet members.

Ray Leach, chief executive of the nonprofit JumpStart Inc., said he has fielded dozens of calls from investors, national foundations and the national media since Obama held the first of several of his "Winning the Future Forums on Small Business" at Cleveland State University on Tuesday.

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Author: Marcia Pledger, The Plain Dealer