Center for Economic Development

Funders, Partners, And Clients

The mission of BioOhio is to accelerate bioscience discovery, innovation, and commercialization of global value, driving economic growth and improved quality of life in Ohio. The Center for Economic Development conducted an analysis of the Ohio bioscience industry in 2010 and 2011.


Community Partnership for Arts & Culture (CPAC)
The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) is a nonprofit arts and culture service agency dedicated to Northeast Ohio’s success by preserving and advancing its arts and culture sector. The Center for Economic Development is currently working on an analysis of the music industry in Cuyahoga County.


Economic Development Administration
EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. The Center for Economic Development has served the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce as a designated EDA University Center since 1985.


Fund for our Economic Future
The Fund for Our Economic Future unites philanthropy to support Advance Northeast Ohio, the region's economic competitiveness agenda. The Center has performed analyses on the Regional Dashboard of Economic Indicators: Comparative Performance of Leading, Midwest, and Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas for the past four years.


JumpStart, Inc.
JumpStart is a nationally recognized non-profit transforming the economic impact of entrepreneurial ventures and the ecosystems supporting their growth. The Center has performed five economic impact studies for JumpStart and is currently working with JumpStart Community Advisors on regional analyses.


The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network supports and champions manufacturing in Northern Ohio. The Center for Economic Development has produced a Manufacturing Brief for MAGNET which analyzes the manufacturing sector in Northeast Ohio.

NASA Glenn Research Center
NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration scientific discovery and aeronautics research. The Center has conducted five economic impact studies on the Glenn Research Center.

NorTech is a regional nonprofit technology-based economic development organization serving 21 counties in Northeast Ohio. The Center for Economic Development has conducted a study on the high-tech trends in Northeast Ohio for the past five years.


University of Michigan Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the EconomyUniversity Of Michigan
The Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy is an EDA University Center located at the University of Michigan. The Center is working with the University of Michigan on the Community Economic Adjustment Program (CEAP) which connects communities with support services and/or funding opportunities available through federal, state, and non-profit resources.