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Northeast Ohio's Network, a Work in Progress

In early December, the Brookings Institution released The Metropolitan Revolution on paperback. In conjunction with the release, Brookings asked Fund President Brad Whitehead to give an update on how the Northeast Ohio network, featured prominently in the book, is doing. He wrote this blog post about the new Team NEO and our region's ever-evolving network.

The Geography of Growth

Our President Brad Whitehead writes guest post on the Living Cities blog looking at the geography of job growth and its implications. "In the wake of the recession, evidence suggests that middle-skill job growth has continued farther and farther away from our core cities," he writes. If we are to sustain our nascent revival and restore economic vibrancy to our communities, we must start a conversation across our cities, suburbs and surrounding communities about the spatial aspects of growth. While any job might seem like a good thing, any job anywhere can be a disastrous strategy in the long term.

Opportunity Corridor: What Will it Take?

In the final installment of a two-part series on the Opportunity Corridor project, our research assistant, Cecile Murray, takes a look at other large-scale development projects around the country to inform her analysis of Census data and comes to a conclusion on the number and quality of jobs needed to lift up the economically distressed areas surrounding the project. 

Job Growth, Without Smart Planning, Can Still Leave Many Behind

Northeast Ohio, its economic challenges, and proposed solutions (inclusive growth strategies) are featured prominently in this post on the Confronting Suburban Poverty in America blog. Our Fund's Emily Garr Pacetti, director of research and evaluation, who was interviewed for the post, notes the "surprising disconnect between job growth and income gains that challenges this region and many others to look at growth more sustainably than in the past." Garr Pacetti says that "collaborative, and, importantly, regional approaches can better help connect growth and opportunity for residents." 

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