In an opinion piece for The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com, Fund President Brad Whitehead calls for "greater civic alignment and commitment to implementation at scale." He adds: "Perhaps what we really have is a cultural problem masquerading as a strategy question."
Crain's shares news of coming collaborative program from Cuyahoga County to close the talent gap in three industries. As stated in our Two Tomorrows report, job preparation is a team sport requiring high performance and increased alignment across a variety of institutions. This is a great example of such alignment.
This Crain's editorial calls for increased focus in job creation, job preparation and job access, echoing many of the recommendations in our Fund's Two Tomorrows report. It also references our Fund's Kevin Alin and Peter Truog's urging that our region maximize its participation in the new federal Opportunity Zones program.
"The Two Tomorrows report challenges us to 'choose extraordinary.' We should. We can -- but only if we also choose to include everybody," writes Jan Roller, a partner in Cleveland's Giffen & Kaminski law firm, in this opinion piece on cleveland.com.
"'The Two Tomorrows,' a recently released report on the critical economic problems facing Northeast Ohio, should be required reading for every elected official and civic leader," writes Brent Larkin in this opinion on cleveland.com.