The Fund for Our Economic Future

The Fund for Our Economic Future is an alliance of funders dedicated to advancing economic growth and equitable access to opportunity for the people of Northeast Ohio by articulating and advancing a regional agenda, empowering a leadership network and marshaling strategic funding.

The Fund’s work is focused on growing the economy in ways that also expand opportunities for all people, through the promotion and support of interconnected, collaborative, cross-sector strategies that (1) create good jobs with family-sustaining wages; (2) prepare our workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow; and (3) improve connections between people and jobs. This threefold job creation, job preparation, and job access framework drives all that it does.

Sector Focus

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Bio-Science & Bio-Manufacturing
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Information Technology
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Industry Partnerships


ConxusNEO works with businesses in Greater Akron and Summit County in the manufacturing, health care and information technology sectors to identify the skills they need to fill positions and build a talent pipeline, and with educators, community organizations, workforce programs, and economic development organizations to generate innovative workforce solutions.

Workforce Connect

Workforce Connect is supporting Greater Cleveland and Cuyahoga County’s workforce development ecosystem and helping employers find the right-skilled talent by creating business-led sector intermediaries in manufacturing, health care and information technology.

Collaborative Contact

Bishara Addison Director, Job Preparation