2019 by the numbers
In addition to job creation, new payroll and capital investment, Team NEO achieved great success in each of our five strategies:
- Strengthen a Better Coordinated Regional Network
- Advance Technology Adoption
- Address the Talent Supply/Demand Gap
- Grow a Pipeline of Competitive Sites
- Promote the Regional and Network Performance
We strengthen a better coordinated regional network
By working with network partners to align economic development strategies at the local and state levels, we lift our regional network, leverage the unique assets of each metropolitan area, and better promote the successes and opportunities of our regional economy.
We advance technology adoption
Innovation is at the core of what makes an economy more productive, more resilient and more globally competitive. Through our Smart Manufacturing Cluster of Northeast Ohio and Additive Manufacturing Cluster of Ohio programs, we facilitate hundreds of connections that drive collaboration between these companies, academic universities and research institutions.
We address the talent supply/demand gap
Success in attracting new business investment is directly related to our region’s talent availability. That’s why we focus on solutions to address Northeast Ohio’s talent gap. The Aligning Opportunities report provides the data-driven regional insights necessary to reduce the talent gap facing Northeast Ohio.
We grow a pipeline of competitive sites
To be successful in attracting new investment to the region, we need a dynamic inventory of readily available sites and buildings. The demand for competitive sites and buildings in Northeast Ohio is much greater than our regional supply. To better serve growing companies, we have focused on developing data-rich profiles through NEO RightSites.
We promote the regional and network performance
No one organization can achieve sustainable success alone. State, local and regional strategies require a cohesive, coordinated network.