Team NEO Hires Vice President of Investor Relations

Clevelander Dawn Southard appointed to newly created role CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 14, 2019 – Team NEO has hired Dawn Southard as Vice President, Investor Relations — a new role for the business development organization. Southard, who built a 15-year reputation in Cleveland and spent the last four years in San Antonio, Texas has returned to Northeast[…]

Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio

Report Reveals Misalignment of High-demand Occupations and Skills/Training/Education of Northeast Ohio Workforce Most prevalent misalignment is in three important sectors: manufacturing, healthcare, and computer and IT Download Report There is a misalignment of job opportunities and workforce in growing, high-potential industries, many offering family-sustaining wages, reports the Aligning Opportunities report by Team NEO. The report, made[…]

Technology and Productivity Advancing Manufacturing

Economic development groups collaborate to reveal state of manufacturing in Northeast Ohio CLEVELAND, February 14, 2019 – MAGNET — The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network — and Team NEO released complementary documents at the 2019 State of Manufacturing event this morning: MAGNET’s Survey Results, presented by Purolator International, was a compilation of insights from 500[…]

Regional Collaboration Yields 6,300 New Jobs, Manufacturing Advances in 2018

Team NEO and economic development network achieve strong results CLEVELAND, February 6, 2019 – Team NEO, the region’s JobsOhio network partner for the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio, today reported on its 2018 performance, including 76 announced projects expected to generate 6,329 new jobs and $2.34 billion in capital investment for Northeast Ohio. “Collaborating with[…]

TAAF Program Offers Matching Dollars to Manufacturing Companies

Funding to Support Ohio Manufacturers Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) is a federal program that provides financial assistance to manufacturers affected by import competition. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Northeast Ohio manufacturers are encourage to take advantage of this valuable program that can provide up to $75,000 in matching funds to companies that[…]

Update January 11

Topics Covered in This Week’s Update January NODE/Team NEO Meeting Last Call for ED Now – Only a Few Seats Remain Welcome my New Teammate, Cedric Gaddis NEO Occupational Growth Forecast Through 2023 Smart Manufacturing IIoT Roadmap for Northeast Ohio (Full Report Now Available) SAVE THE DATE – NEO Rising 2019 Bridging the Talent Gap[…]

COTSWORKS Announces New R&D Center in Highland Heights, Ohio

Investment Supports Innovation in Aerospace Opto-Electronics HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – COTSWORKS, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of rugged optical components for the commercial aerospace, military, and industrial product markets announced it will build a new R&D facility in Highland Heights, Ohio. Ken Applebaum, CEO of COTSWORKS, stated that “a total of $4.1 million will be invested[…]

Team NEO Welcomes Fifth Third Bank Leader to Its Board of Directors

Joe DiRocco is a proven champion of Northeast Ohio CLEVELAND, Ohio – December 18, 2018 — Joe DiRocco, regional president of Fifth Third Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO). He joins a group of regional business leaders dedicated to advancing Northeast Ohio’s economy. At Fifth Third[…]

Northeast Ohio Company to Double Footprint, Add 185 Positions

Growing family business expands in Strongsville CLEVELAND, Ohio, December 18, 2018 – Foundation Software, a fast-growing “Inc. 5000” company and family-owned national business, has announced plans to invest $9.5 million in expanding its presence in Strongsville. Foundation Software provides job cost accounting, project management and mobile software and services tailored to the construction industry. Founded[…]