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Personal View: Akron's Immigrant Entrepreneurs Need a Help Group

Our Fund's Akron Entrepreneurship Fellow Heather Roszczyk discusses the need for an entity whose primary focus is to help entrepreneur-minded immigrants succeed. "Their success will be the success of Akron," she writes.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Our Fund is as important today for the future of our region as it was 13 years ago when it started, and our region’s biggest challenges will benefit from collaborative philanthropy.

Source Lunch with ... Brad Whitehead

Crain's Cleveland Business' Jay Miller sits down with Fund President Brad Whitehead over Thai food to talk about Growth & Opportunity, the jobs of the future, and the best advice he's ever received. 

Seeing the Whole Picture

A map of Northeast Ohio's job hubs is a starting point to understanding where we should prioritize future business expansion, public transportation, workforce services, and other community assets so that we can improve connections of people and jobs.

New Research from the Fund for Our Economic Future Identifies Northeast Ohio's Job Hubs

Understanding where high concentrations of economic activity are can help civic leaders align development and investment to drive growth that works for everyone.

'Job Hubs' Targeted for Economic Development in Stark County

The Canton Repository features our job hubs research, an integral part of the recently released "Strengthening Stark" report that outlines ways the county can tackle challenges that promise to leave it smaller, older and poorer if the status quo is not addressed. 

Manufacturing's Still Strong in Ohio

Crain's Cleveland Business covers recent "Future of Manufacturing" briefing hosted by our Fund and Greater Cleveland Partnership.

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.

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