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where are the workers?

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Connecting the Dots

Read our latest impact report to explore how the Fund forges connections to advance equitable economic growth across Northeast Ohio.

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Fund for Our Economic Future 2021 Impact Report


In the News

Ohio’s Paradox Prize projects offer transit solutions for car-dependent communities

“Transportation is everyone’s business,” said Bethia Burke, president of the Fund for Our Economic Future. “Improving job access for the 4 million-plus residents who call Northeast Ohio home is imperative for anyone working toward a more equitable economy.”
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Why Did 400,000+ Quit Jobs in Region? It’s Complicated, Study Finds

While there are many anecdotal answers, Bethia Burke, president of Fund for Our Economic Future, says her organization went looking for the real reasons here in northeastern Ohio.
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Paradox Prize pilot programs aim to attract and retain employees

The program is one of eight first piloted as part of The Paradox Prize program, which offered $75,000 to help get the program off the ground.
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Job Sprawl Spillover

And that's for workers who can commute by car. The Fund for Our Economic Future, in a 2015 report called "The Geography of Jobs" cites research showing that a job in Northeast Ohio that is 20 minutes away for a car commuter is almost 75 minutes away for a typical transit commuter.
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Our Blog

Jobs to People; People to Jobs

The coverage emphasizes the economic imperative of growing job hubs and advancing mobility solutions, strategies shaped and advanced by the Fund for Our Economic Future for more than a decade.
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On Juneteenth…

As this holiday enters the mainstream—declared a national holiday just last year—it’s important for us to remember that truly honoring the struggle that Black people have faced and continue to overcome cannot start and end at Juneteenth.
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Replay: Webinar on Working-Age Adult Survey Data

On June 8, we hosted a public webinar showcasing the latest insights from our working-age adult survey and sharing what's next for this work. Watch the replay and access slides from the presentation here.
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Courting Talent: Empathy as a Competitive Advantage

The data emerging from this survey offer an unprecedented look into the hearts and minds of Northeast Ohio’s workforce, with statistically significant insights into residents of 11 counties that we can examine through nearly endless permutations of demographics, geography and industry.
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