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Higher Education

A complicated equation

Enrollment declines, high costs and a robust job market are among the factors that have pushed Northeast Ohio students and schools to a turning point.

October 10, 2022

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Collaborate to compete: Northeast Ohio struggles to find regional solutions

In the economy of the 21st century, collaboration means thinking and working as a region. Nowhere is collaboration more important than in Northeast Ohio.

September 19, 2022

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Gun Violence

Searching for solutions

Gun violence is a public health crisis, a political crisis and, ultimately, an economic crisis. Not only is it costly in terms of law enforcement, physical and mental health care and other obvious expenses, it’s a threat to efforts by Cleveland, Akron and the state of Ohio to build back population and improve the environment businesses and people need to thrive.

August 22, 2022

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