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We started the year with a clear vision and a commitment to embracing ambiguity and understanding non-linear change. Our work is not just about achieving programmatic outcomes, but also about the concepts we embrace, our influence with systems partners, and the ways we are willing to use our assets.
With our existing foundation of transportation, utility, and public facility infrastructure assets, Northeast Ohio is well positioned to compete for and win major investment projects in industries requiring extensive energy and connectivity, such as advanced manufacturing.
Nationally, one in twelve people live in households without a car. In Cleveland, the statistics are even more pronounced: Nearly one in four residents don’t have a car and, in the lowest income neighborhoods in the city, more than one in two residents don’t own or have access to a car.
The good news is that employers don’t have to wait for an exit interview to explore reasons people are leaving—the data we collected can inform strategies to improve retention and strengthen their workplaces.
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“I think reinvestment in enabling economic activity in the city is one of the most people-centered investments we can do.”
by Frank W. Lewis for Signal Cleveland Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb proposed investing $50 million of the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in an ambitious plan to transform large areas into attractive locations for major businesses. The proposed Site...
Racial income gaps are a social, moral and economic concern, said Bethia Burke, president of the Fund for Our Economic Future. Regions with wider gaps on measures like these fare worse.
The following is an excerpt from an article by Frank W. Lewis for Signal Cleveland. Get2Work Now is a collaboration between the Cleveland Clergy Coalition, the American Association of Clergy and Employers and Manufacturing Works, which promotes and supports...
Former Elyria City Councilman Marcus Madison was named to the board of the Fund for Our Economic Future at its annual meeting March 16. He joined Deryck Toles of Warren as one of the two newest members named to the board during the fund's annual meeting at MAGNET's...
The most important benefit cited by workers in every generation was a good wage, according to a new report from The Fund for our Economic Future.
Shrinking economies of core cities should matter to anyone who cares about the economic future of Northeast Ohio, city of Cleveland resident or not, because place matters for economic growth.
Cleveland hopes to devote $8 million to site assembly and cleanup along the Opportunity Corridor, in a project that is already likely to be a template for creating shovel-ready sites. Half of that money would come from the city, which is drawing on $3.5 million in...
“We sit somewhere at the intersection of grantmaking and what needs to be done,” Burke said.
Bringing Uhle on the board adds a partner with direct ties in the community where the Fund’s policies are focused.
Examples include employees working from home or part-time, returning to school or enrolling in job training programs, or quitting jobs to take gig work.
Our Fund’s commitment to an ‘extraordinary tomorrow’ and Community West’s legacy of ‘illuminating hope’ illustrate a shared optimism for a more equitable, prosperous future for Northeast Ohio.
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.”
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.
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.
Our members spent much time assessing how best to build on our past successes to advance Growth & Opportunity.
2014 reinforced that we are better together.
Our fund reflects on the our first decade of impact on the region’s economy.
Phase 3 is completed.
As the Fund’s work has broader and deeper impact in Northeast Ohio, it becomes more important to “weave” the efforts together.
Phase 2 closes and the goals for Phase 3 are announced.
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