Advance Northeast Ohio, the region’s economic action plan, unites our 16-county region to accelerate positive changes that create jobs, increase incomes and reduce poverty. Launched in 2007, more than 80 organizations, institutions and leaders from business, philanthropy, government and the civic arena are united behind this movement to strengthen the economic competitiveness of Northeast Ohio.
These 80-plus partners share this vision for our region’s economic future:
Northeast Ohio is home to growing, innovative employers and healthy core communities; all of our residents have access to educational and economic opportunities; and our governments collaborate to accelerate sustainable growth.
Partners in the plan share a commitment to address four key priorities to achieve that vision:
1. Business Growth & Attraction
2. Talent Development
3. Racial & Economic Inclusion
4. Government Collaboration & Efficiency
Partners in the plan:
1. Publicly — and in some cases financially — support regional economic competitiveness initiatives to strengthen our region.
2. Seek collaborations on regional economic competitiveness efforts.
3. Align their institutional strategies and actions with Advance Northeast Ohio.
Priorities and Strategies
Click on the headings below to learn more about regional initiatives and collaborations that are implementing the strategies developed to address the priorities of Advance Northeast Ohio.
BUSINESS GROWTH AND ATTRACTION
* Assist high-growth entrepreneurs
* Strengthen existing industries
* Attract growing companies
* Support innovation and technology commercialization to build growth industries
* Prepare residents for present and future jobs
* Connect employers to qualified talent
GROWTH THROUGH RACIAL & ECONOMIC INCLUSION
* Grow minority-owned enterprises
* Expand access to educational, training and business opportunities
* Support government collaborations that strengthen economic competitiveness
* Implement regional planning to acclerate sustainable economic growth and enhance our quality of life