It finds that Northeast Ohio may struggle as long as it deals with issues of poverty, economic polarization and systemic racial exclusion and inequality.
Bethia Burke, the director of strategy and resource allocation for the fund, says cooperation may be the key to solving those problems.
“We know that we’re not yet achieving success, that we need more growth and that we need the ability for people to access that growth. At the Fund, we feel that in order to get there, we really need to reflect on where to put energy in these strategies of creation, preparation and access, and how to work together more effectively to make it happen.”
The Fund for Our Economic Future is a philanthropic coalition which promotes equal access to economic opportunity and growth.
To view the report, visit http://www.the2tomorrows.org/.