In an editorial from the Akron Beacon Journal, our Fund's job access research is referenced with the observation: "A conversation on how better to connect workers with jobs must continue and extend beyond discussions about the bus system to include ways to reverse suburban sprawl and develop new jobs in the city."
Crain's Cleveland Business has lunch with Chris Thompson, who recently went out on his own as a consultant after a decade with our Fund, to discuss his new endeavor, collaboration, and fly fishing, of course.
In The New York Times Economic Scene column, Eduardo Porter writes about the results of the national WorkAdvance demonstration, supported in Northeast Ohio by our Fund and others. The headline: The results are heartening.
The Business Journal reports that three Mahoning Valley-based funders jointly commit $100,000 over three years to our Fund for a voting membership. Chris Thompson, our director of regional engagement, talks about our Fund's work in the Valley.
Chris Thompson, director of regional engagement, is working closely with a group of leaders in Canton and Stark County to align and move forward strategic plans to help this part of the region "achieve goals that will contribute to the community's success." Read The Repository's piece on how this group is gelling.
Our President Brad Whitehead's latest column in Community Leader discusses the key to sustaining our region's economic recovery: Connecting our distressed communities to the regional economy. It's an economic imperative as much as it is an ethical one.