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Annual Review Rates 300 Global Metro Economies, Including Cleveland

ideastream's Brian Bull covers the Brookings Institution's list of the world's 300 largest metro economies--which include Cleveland and Akron. The Fund for our Economic Future is mentioned as an example of a successful collaboration that has "brought different types of partners together focused on growing the local economy."

Panel Discusses Regional Economic Development

The Akron Legal News highlighted the regional economic success story of Vadxx--a Cleveland company with facilities in Akron and operations around the world that has received support from a network of economic development intermediaries--and others in this recount of the City Club/Akron Press Club event on our Fund.  

Growth & Opportunity: Connecting Disconnected Populations to the Economy

Our Fund's Brad Whitehead wrote this post for Living Cities in response to a group blogging event, which asked, “What will it take to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people faster?” His answer: Growth & Opportunity.

Northeast Ohio's Network, a Work in Progress

In early December, the Brookings Institution released The Metropolitan Revolution on paperback. In conjunction with the release, Brookings asked Fund President Brad Whitehead to give an update on how the Northeast Ohio network, featured prominently in the book, is doing. He wrote this blog post about the new Team NEO and our region's ever-evolving network.

The Success of the Fund for Our Economic Future

ideastream's The Sound of Ideas rebroadcast "10 Years, $100 Million: A Look at the Work of the Fund for Our Economic Future" in its entirety on Thursday, Dec. 11. The special event hosted by the City Club of Cleveland and the Akron Press Club in Akron, on Tuesday, Dec.

From Data to Opportunity

Akron Beacon Journal Editorial Page Editor Micahael Douglas takes a close look at some of the education-focused initiatives in Summit County, and how a network of local public and nonprofit organizations, including Fund members and partners, have come together to advance such initiatives.

Grant Offered to Help Team NEO

The Repository covers Fund grant to Team NEO, our Call to Action. 

JumpStart Launches Program to Help Scale-up Companies Take it to the Next Level

Fresh Water Cleveland's Karin Connelly takes a look at new pilot program targeting businesses with high-growth potential, those beyond the "startup" stage, but that need a bit of assistance to get to the next level. Fund grantee JumpStart is the lead organization in the pilot and will partner with another Fund grantee, MAGNET’sPRISM program, in working with manufacturers. The two are also working closely with Fund grantees TeamNEO and BioEnterpriseas well as all of the regional chambers of commerce located across Northeast Ohio. 

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