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III. Regional and State Partners





Team NEO is a regional, private-sector organization that markets Northeast Ohio to the world and collaborates with its partners and others to attract new businesses, help those that are here grow, and accelerate the pace and impact of innovation in the region. Learn more about our organization and our passionate and driven team.





MAGNET is committed to helping establish Northeast Ohio as a preeminent center for manufacturing growth, where jobs are created, new products are designed and produced, and the value of companies increases.







Jumpstart works with entrepreneurs leading promising young ventures with high-growth potential and regional leaders that want to create more of these type of companies in their communities. JumpStart also has its own fund and invests early stage dollars in Northeast Ohio-based companies positioned to excel in high opportunity markets, focusing on entrepreneurs with novel, innovative technologies.





With more than 10,000 members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is a membership association of Northeast Ohio companies and organizations and one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. Our organizational core includes our small-business partner, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), a one-stop resource for our small-business member companies. COSE provides cost-effective group-purchasing programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues, and resources focused on helping companies grow.




JobsOhio is a private, non-profit economic development organization that helps businesses relocate, expand, and prosper in Ohio. Decision makers worldwide are partnering with JobsOhio because they want an economic development partner that's flexible and responsive. The proactive, business-minded industry experts at JobsOhio are uniquely-qualified to help businesses grow and succeed. Our mission to accelerate job growth and increase capital investment echoes throughout all of our programs and is aimed at businesses of all sizes. The Ohio Development Services Agency, a part of State of Ohio Government, provides various economic and community development services to communities, regions, and businesses across the state.






Workforce Investment Area 19 Board: NOC COG – Area 19 is a non-profit entity formed under the auspices of the Boards of County Commissioners of Geauga, Ashtabula, and Portage Counties to administer the Workforce Investment Program for the three county area. Northeast Ohio Consortium Council of Governments (NOC COG). The NOC COG – Area 19 is an affiliated partner of the OhioMeansJobs workforce development network.





The Business Resource Network (BRN) helps regional businesses thrive, grow and create jobs by bringing a strategic and collaborative approach to solving their problems and expanding their opportunities.This client-centered approach transcends individual programs and red tape to focus on meeting the complete business service needs of the client and delivering measurable results to our clients and communities. Ashtabula, Portage, and Geauga counties are a part of the BRN program serving the WIA 19 area.







The mission of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is to provide economic development and business services that promote the growth of our members and Valley, while emphasizing the importance of education to prepare our future workforce for an increasingly competitive and global economy.





The mission of the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is to promote cooperative regional efforts in the planning, programming, and implementation of public sector activities. Eastgate serves as a regional forum to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern, and to develop recommendations and plans to address those issues. All of this in hopes of leading to a common goal of improving the quality of life for the residents of the Mahoning Valley.




The Innovation Collaborative in Erie, PA is an organization built by countless members of our community who recognize that entrepreneurship is vital to the region’s present and future economic success. The organziation exists to serve the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.





The Erie Regional Chamber and Partnership is the lead economic development organization for the Greater Erie, PA region. It provides a full range of services benefitting existing and new businesses in the region.






The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation is a partnership of public and private interests focused on the revitalization and economic diversification of the Mahoning Valley region in Northeastern Ohio. Its mission is to help businesses grow, and to create and retain jobs.




FirstEnergy's economic development team serves communities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland. In addition to being a leading electric power provider, the company provides site location assistance to companies and helps communities become more competitive for economic development.




Dominion East Ohio Gas serves northeasterm Ohio will natural gas services. The company plays a role in economic development by assisting communities with gas and related services.


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