Jacob leads research and strategy for the Cleveland Plus region’s business development efforts to better serve the information requirements of Team NEO’s various partners and communities engaged in targeted and sustainable region-wide economic growth. His primary responsibilities include analyzing the regional economy to provide greater perspective on the challenges and opportunities in Northeast Ohio and developing strategic and actionable insights to encourage economic growth.
Jacob has been with Team NEO since 2008. Previously, Jacob served as an integral part of the organization’s business attraction efforts in leading our work around site selector engagement and proactive energy development. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, where he also holds a Master of Science in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Urban Studies Association, American Economic Association and American Planning Association.