An Important Announcement From Team Neo

The Regional Economic Competitiveness Strategy and the Evolution of Team NEO

A new regional economic competitiveness strategy that aims to accelerate the pace of job growth in Northeast Ohio and ultimately outperform the nation was announced today by the Regional Competitiveness Council (RCC), a 15-member steering committee of Northeast Ohio’s business and philanthropy leaders. To facilitate this job-growth acceleration, the RCC also announced the establishment of an organization that will operate as a collaboration of Northeast Ohio’s major chambers, businesses, foundations and JobsOhio. The functions of both Team NEO and NorTech, are being folded into the new organization.

The new organization, which will retain the Team NEO name and launch by the end of 2014, will:

  • Drive a regional competitiveness strategy, establish priorities and goals, eliminate overlaps and ensure growth is accompanied by opportunities for all segments of the population

  • Enhance the retention/expansion efforts of our chambers of commerce with shared expertise and services such as data analytics and industry specialists

  • Coordinate a workforce agenda to meet cluster and retention/expansion/attraction needs and address new issues as they arise

  • Identify future clusters

  • Leverage and expand the impact of business/philanthropy funding and efforts

  • Serve as the JobsOhio Regional Partner for Northeast Ohio

Read more from the RCC

  • Team NEO
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