Community and philanthropic leaders, political candidates and interested residents gathered to discuss What Matters to Metros™, a 2013 study looking at 115 mid-sized U.S. metropolitan areas, including Youngstown-Warren.
Fund President Brad Whitehead received the 2013 Richard Shatten Professional Leadership Award for his work to improve Northeast Ohio. The award was announced at the Greater Cleveland Partnership's annual meeting and covered in the Plain Dealer.
Mahoning Valley leaders participated in a forum to talk about Fostering growth in a post-recession economy. The Fund's What Matters to Metros™ research guided helped identify factors with advancing a growing, opportunity-rich economy in the Valley and Northeast Ohio. WFMJ TV has the story.
The Wean Foundation, in partnership with other local foundations, hosted a community forum to discuss findings from the 2013 What Matters to Metros™ report. The forum was held on July 20th. Read the Vindy.com story.
The National Journal honored the Fund for its efforts to align the resources and actions of philanthropy, business, education and other stakeholders, “ignit[ing] a tangible turnaround in a region that has symbolized American industrial decline since the 1970s.” Fund President Brad Whitehead spoke about our Fund’s work at the National Journal’s Back in Business Forum June 19 in Washington D.C. Read the article featuring VADXX Energy.
The Fund's What Matters to Metros™ report highlights that job growth alone does not necessarily mean a better economy or healthier quality of life. So as job growth continues, and all indications are that it will in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, local leaders are faced with challenges. Read more in the Warren Tribune.