By The Intersector Project
Northeast Ohio is home to 4.4 million urban, suburban, and rural residents, generating $200 billion in gross regional product per year. In the years since the Great Recession, the region has seen positive signs of recovery including the creation of new industries, high-wage job growth, and entrepreneurship. Yet the divide between top income earners and low income earners continues to widen, while the opportunity for low income earners to obtain a good paying job close to home has diminished.
“Our region needs both growth and opportunity to prosper,” argues a compelling new video from the Fund for Our Economic Future, a philanthropic collaboration dedicated to advancing economic growth and equitable access to opportunity for the people of Northeast Ohio through research, civic engagement and grantmaking.
“We at the Fund find that our commitment to advancing economic growth in ways that increase opportunity for all people—what we call Growth & Opportunity—becomes more relevant each day,” said Fund President Brad Whitehead. In other words, creating jobs is not enough. It’s also about the kinds of jobs, where they are, and who gets them.
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