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“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.”

The Business Journal - Youngstown Publishing Co., Inc
Why Did 400,000+ Quit Jobs in Region? It’s Complicated, Study Finds
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.

Paradox
Paradox Prize pilot programs aim to attract and retain employees
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.

Crain's Cleveland Business
Job Sprawl Spillover
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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“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.

This is the first tool to provide site selection metrics that directly impact ESG strategies and initiatives, and it enables decision-makers to include considerations of talent, equity and sustainability alongside traditional factors related to time, risk and cost.
Location matters: New ESG Tool highlights importance of holistic approach to site selection
Location matters: New ESG Tool highlights importance of holistic approach to site selection

This is the first tool to provide site selection metrics that directly impact ESG strategies and initiatives, and it enables decision-makers to include considerations of talent, equity and sustainability alongside traditional factors related to time, risk and cost.

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