Job creation

Let Us Be Both Inclusive and Extraordinary: A Challenge for 2018 and Beyond

Newly appointed Fund Chair Mark Samolczyk of Stark Community Foundation reflects on what made 2017 such a big year for Stark County, and how he anticipates building on this momentum in 2018 and beyond. 

From Analysis to Action

Incorporating the findings from our Fund's Job Creation Growth & Opportunity Impact Assessment

Zeroing in on Job Hubs: How Communities Can Improve Their Competitiveness

On the Brookings Institution's blog, The Avenue, our President Brad Whitehead reflects on how understanding where a region's job hubs are and priortizing those best positoined for growth can improve a community's economic competitiveness.

Northeast Ohio's Startup Ecosystem: The Visible and The Invisible

Deborah Hoover, of Fund member the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, writes about the startup ecosystem in Northeast Ohio, of which we're proud to be a long-time supporter. Learn more from this Meeting of the Minds post.

Northeast Ohio Sentiments on Poverty

ideastream's latest Listening Project focused on the Northeast Ohio community's sentiments on poverty. Mike Shafarenko, formerly of the Fund and now manager of civic engagement, web and social media at ideastream, shares some of the interesting conclusions that emerged through the process.

We Are a Learning Laboratory

Our 2016 annual report celebrates our Fund as a "learning laboratory" where philanthropy of all stripes comes together to learn with and from one another, and to test and advance new initiatives that can result in improved job creation, job preparation and job access.

Are You a Budding Entrepreneur in Akron? Let's Talk

Our Fund's Akron Entrepreneurship Fellow shares her enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial activity happening in Summit County, and how she is working to keep the momentum going. 

What's the Role of EDOs in Inclusive Growth?

Pete Carlson, president of Regional Growth Strategies, explores the role of economic development organizations in driving inclusive growth, or, as we at the Fund call it, Growth & Opportunity.

Seeing Northeast Ohio in 3-D

President Brad Whitehead and our Fund's Job Creation/Regional Strategy Initiative Leader Deborah D. Hoover of Burton D. Morgan Foundation, reflect on how our region can make good on the vision of Northeast Ohio as a national leader in additive manufacturing by 2023.

More Than a Roadway

Good things in Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor can certainly happen here.