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.

Opportunity Corridor: What Will it Take?

In the final installment of a two-part series on the Opportunity Corridor project, our research assistant, Cecile Murray, takes a look at other large-scale development projects around the country to inform her analysis of Census data and comes to a conclusion on the number and quality of jobs needed to lift up the economically distressed areas surrounding the project. 

Opportunity Corridor: By the Numbers

In a two-part series on Opportunity Corridor, our summer research assistant, Cecile Murray, explores what it would take for the much-debated project to transform the economically distressed neighborhoods surrounding it and lift up Cleveland's urban core. In this first piece, she dives into Census data to quantify the project's potential.


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