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What makes a business an employer of choice?
What makes a business an employer of choice?

The organization Bethia Burke leads, the Fund for Our Economic Future, recently has surveyed thousands of workers and hundreds of employers. And those surveys make it clear, Burke said, that beyond competitive wages, businesses that want to be an employer of choice need to create workplaces with better communication and more flexibility.

Fund President Bethia Burke, along with many leaders across our funding member organizations, appeared on the inaugural Ohio 500 list from Ohio Business Magazine naming
Ohio Business Magazine’s ‘Ohio 500’ List Includes Fund Leaders
Ohio Business Magazine’s ‘Ohio 500’ List Includes Fund Leaders

Fund President Bethia Burke, along with many leaders across our funding member organizations, appeared on the inaugural Ohio 500 list from Ohio Business Magazine naming “the most powerful and influential people in Ohio.”

The Fund For Our Economic Future has a report looking at what workers are quitting, why they’re leaving, and where they’re going to.
Teacher burnout is real, and it’s leading to a shortage of educators in some areas
Teacher burnout is real, and it’s leading to a shortage of educators in some areas

The Fund For Our Economic Future has a report looking at what workers are quitting, why they’re leaving, and where they’re going to.

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

Press Releases

The Fund for Our Economic Future today announced two new members of its staff, Director of Operations Erskine Bevel and Director of Communications and Engagement Reanna Karousis.
Fund for Our Economic Future Announces New Operations and Communications Leadership
Fund for Our Economic Future Announces New Operations and Communications Leadership

The Fund for Our Economic Future today announced two new members of its staff, Director of Operations Erskine Bevel and Director of Communications and Engagement Reanna Karousis.

“No other resource provides such a deep, first-hand perspective of real workers.
Where Are the Workers?
Where Are the Workers?

“No other resource provides such a deep, first-hand perspective of real workers.”

The Fund for Our Economic Future on Thursday announced Laketran as the Grand Prize winner of The Paradox Prize.
Laketran Wins $25,000 Paradox Prize Grand Prize; MetroHealth Receives President’s Award
Laketran Wins $25,000 Paradox Prize Grand Prize; MetroHealth Receives President’s Award

The Fund for Our Economic Future on Thursday announced Laketran as the Grand Prize winner of The Paradox Prize.

The Fund for Our Economic Future invites data visualization and design firms or
consultants to submit a quote for a user-friendly, interactive dashboard by June 20, 2022.
Fund seeks quotes for data dashboards for Where Are the Workers
Fund seeks quotes for data dashboards for Where Are the Workers

The Fund for Our Economic Future invites data visualization and design firms or
consultants to submit a quote for a user-friendly, interactive dashboard by June 20, 2022.

Annual Reports

2021 Impact Report
2020 Impact Report
Our 2019 annual report offers a detailed look at the process our Fund underwent to improve our racial diversity and issue area expertise.
2018 Annual Report

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