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. 

After 10 years and $100 Million, Fund for Our Economic Future at a Crossroads

The Plain Dealer's Robert L. Smith takes a critical look at what our Fund -- "an unprecedented philanthropy collaborative" -- has accomplished in its first 10 years. 

Fund for Our Economic Future Supports New Team NEO, Calls for Northeast Ohio to Adopt Strategies that Address Job Creation, Job Preparation and Job Access

CLEVELAND--Dec. 11, 2014--The members of philanthropic collaboration Fund for Our Economic Future (the Fund) have approved an up-to $250,000 one-year grant to support Team NEO, the new organization guiding the Regional Economic Competitiveness Strategy (RECS), a collaborative effort between the business, philanthropic and public sectors in Northeast Ohio. The grant action reinforces the Fund's commitment to the revamped regional growth strategy announced last month and the transformation of the Northeast Ohio economy so that it benefits all, not just some. The Fund called on others to join it in advancing this goal in "Growth & Opportunity: A Call to Action," released Tuesday at an event in Akron marking 10 years of the Fund's work.

Magnet, Wire-Net Get Together to Speed up Cleveland Manufacturing Sector

Chris Thompson, our Fund's director of regional engagement says “intentional” efforts to increase opportunity are important, in this story about a new collaboration between Fund grantee MAGNET and WIRE-Net -- Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing -- which is supported by our member The Cleveland Foundation. 

A Showdown in Brook Park between Cash-strapped Local Government and Public Employee Unions: Brent Larkin

“Communities have been and will increasingly confront the hard and uncomfortable truth that the present ways of promoting economic development and delivering services are not fiscally sustainable,” says Fund President Brad Whitehead, in this Plain Dealer article by Brent Larkin about one Northeast Ohio community's efforts to alleviate its fiscal issues.

Crain's Editorial: Team Players

"It's a wise move to invest time, effort and capital in industries that have the highest growth potential," a Crain's Cleveland Business editorial says of the more targeted economic competitiveness strategy underway in Northeast Ohio. 

Regional Council is Banking on Northeast Ohio's Potential

Jay Miller of Crain's Cleveland Business takes a deeper look at the aspirations of the revamped regional economic competitiveness strategy underway.


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