While our Fund works to create a shared understanding that we have one regional economy, our work must also reflect that Northeast Ohio is not one place. A core tenet of our work is to bring local leaders together to act regionally, while tapping into their community's assets to improve local impact.
To strengthen the economic competitiveness of Northeast Ohio, we know we need to think, plan and act regionally, AND strengthen community assets and their connections to the regional economy.
One example of this at work is our Growth & Opportunity: Akron effort. Because of the relative size of Akron and the strength of that community’s assets, we believe our efforts in Akron can help us demonstrate the value of working simultaneously at the local and regional level.