We’re advancing the everyone economy.

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Our Work

At the Fund for Our Economic Future, our strategies aim to attract and create good – paying jobs in growing industries, improve pathways to opportunity, and support more accessible, sustainable economic development. They are rooted in several areas of focus that work to dismantle systems that exclude communities of color and reimagine an economy that works for everyone.

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Bring Jobs to People

Bring Jobs to People

By reversing no-growth sprawl and expanding strategic job hubs around existing workforce, infrastructure and other assets.

Connect People to Jobs

Connect People to Jobs

By promoting better, more innovative transportation options, ultimately becoming a region where mobility options abound.

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Make Workforce Systems Work

Make Workforce Systems Work

by examining barriers and testing ways to connect more people to careers with high-wage potential.

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Build Generational Wealth

Build Generational Wealth

By breaking the notion that growth is bad for neighborhoods by testing inclusive, resident-led wealth creation models.

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Grow Inclusive Clusters

Grow Inclusive Clusters

By developing new industries with the potential for growth and with good jobs accessible to all.

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Enable Emerging Opportunities

Enable Emerging Opportunities

By tracking the horizon and convening partners to compete effectively for opportunities with regional impact.

Our Unparalleled Civic Network

We are a coalition of leaders across Northeast Ohio united around a common belief – a more equitable, prosperous future is possible. The Fund combines the philanthropic leverage of a funding collaborative, the curiosity and insight of a think tank, the innovation of an incubator and the convening power of an association. And while our model defies common labels, it’s pretty simple – we create space for our members to come together across sectors and communities to learn and lead.

Regional transformation happens when we work together. Join and help us grow the everyone economy.

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Greening Job Hubs

All in all, this adds up to an enormous, positive economic shock that has the potential to alter the trajectories of regions. But “potential” is the operative word.