The Geography of Growth

Our President Brad Whitehead writes guest post on the Living Cities blog looking at the geography of job growth and its implications. "In the wake of the recession, evidence suggests that middle-skill job growth has continued farther and farther away from our core cities," he writes. If we are to sustain our nascent revival and restore economic vibrancy to our communities, we must start a conversation across our cities, suburbs and surrounding communities about the spatial aspects of growth. While any job might seem like a good thing, any job anywhere can be a disastrous strategy in the long term.

Team NEO, NorTech Merge; Part of Regional Strategy

The Business Journal reports on the new Team NEO, which will take on additional functions, including strategy coordination across the economic development system and workforce integration.

A New, More Fortified Team NEO Will Try to Create Jobs in Greater Cleveland

Robert L. Smith of The Plain Dealer reports on the changes afoot to fortify the region's economic competitiveness system and improve business retention and expansion efforts, among others. 

NorTech Board Votes to Merge with Team NEO

Jay Miller of Crain's Cleveland Business reports on the NorTech-Team NEO merger and the new regional economic competitiveness strategy, which aims to pick up the pace of job growth by 50 percent. 

Fund for Our Economic Future Supports Strategy for More Competitive Regional Economy

CLEVELAND--Nov. 10, 2014--The Fund for Our Economic Future (the Fund) announced Monday that it has joined the Northeast Ohio business community in supporting an overhaul of our region's economic competitiveness system in an effort to accelerate job growth and outperform the nation's economy. 

"Our Fund has been calling for greater alignment between the philanthropic and business sectors since our founding in 2004," said Chair Deborah Hoover, president and CEO of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. "We are pleased that the business community is sharing responsibility with us for developing and implementing an integrated, sustainable strategy that simultaneously advances economic growth and equitable access to opportunity, and enhances the system's capacity to evaluate those efforts and hold key players accountable for outcomes."

A Reimagining of Philanthropy's Role

Dr. John Patrick Bailey, director of the Foundation Center-Cleveland, gives an outside perspective on our Fund's role in "reimagining philanthropic engagement" in Northeast Ohio. This post originally appeared on the Foundation Center-Cleveland's blog. It is reproduced in its entirety here.


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