The Fund for Our Economic Future’s What Matters to Metros™: Foundational Indicators for Economic Competitiveness helps community leaders identify factors that are associated with economic growth in mid-sized U.S. metropolitan areas in a post-recession economy. What Matters to Metros™ can serve civic leaders in metros throughout the United States, but the research bears specific implications for the four largest metropolitan areas in Northeast Ohio: Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown. This research provides data that civic leaders and the Fund can use to ask more strategic questions about how “growth” can be pursued, and to identify their own distinct approaches to get there.
The Fund will be hosting community forums with partners in Northeast Ohio’s four metros in June 2013. You can RSVP by visiting the links below.
June 5, 9:30a-11:30a at the Stark Community Foundation (400 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702)
Partners: Stark Community Foundation and the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
June 20, 8:30a-10:30a, D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens at Mill Creek MetroParks (123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44509)
Partners: The Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Trumbull 100
June 24, 10a-12n Quaker Square Inn (135 S Broadway St., Akron, OH 44325)
Partners: Akron Community Foundation and the University of Akron
June 28, 8a-10a, location TBD
Partners: Saint Luke’s Foundation and The Community Foundation of Lorain County