Aligning Opportunities Launch Event
July 17 – Join Team NEO and Delta Dental as we release the 2019 Aligning Opportunities report, an analysis of the job demand and supply picture for the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio. You’ll gain insight into the programs being offered by 123 institutions, 94 occupations, and 19 wealth-creating occupation groups and learn the challenges of our workforce, employers and economy and what steps are being taken to drive the discussion to close the gap between the demand and supply imbalance. PLUS Hear from keynote speaker Jim Tressel, President of Youngstown State University. Learn how he has made remarkable strides in enrollment and student retention at the University as well the significant upgrades to streets on and around the campus. He will also give his perspective on the topic of building talent pools in the region. Additional information and registration is here.
As part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed in 2022, a new federal program was created that provides great opportunity for Ohio – the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). It allocates $27 billion in financial assistance through three programs to reduce harmful air pollutants, mobilize financing and private capital, and deliver benefits for low-income and disadvantaged communities.read more
60,000 concert goers attend inaugural 4 day Voices of America Country Music Festival in West Chester, Ohio with Alabama, JoDee Messina, Lainey Wilson, Dan +Shay, and many more!read more
The word is out Central Ohio is a wonderful place to live and work. While job opportunities are prevalent, the housing market is a challenge. The headlines are focused on new builds and further directed at greenspace and farmland depletion, zoning, density, affordability, transportation, congestion, the impact on schools, and concerns about community identity. New builds are vital, but the housing puzzle has an overlooked solution piece with abandoned and underutilized property.read more