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A Wake Up Call for Economic Development in Northeast Ohio

Policy Statement #8


Throughout Northeast Ohio, many communities are trying to figure out how to retain existing businesses and attract new businesses. The purpose of this paper is to guide local government officials with strategies and resources for economic development. The Mayors' Think Tank brought together experts in the field to discuss the role local government can play in facilitating economic development in Northeast Ohio. The mayors have concluded the public officials must think regionally and reenergize themselves. This requires that the mayors take the lead in working with businesses.