Thursday, July 03, 2008

What's Next...

The Plain Dealer's Joe Frolik recently addressed what we have been wondering and thought about posting, which is to suggest that the NEO economy has turned a corner and now has an infrastructure that supports innovation and accepts the risks of new ventures. (link)
We agree. The feeling is now taking hold in NEO's business community. Our concern at The Full Cleveland has now transferred from will the infrastructure take hold to will those non-profit organizations that gave it life -- such as JumpStart, Nortech, Greater Cleveland Partnership and others -- be able to step aside and allow at-risk organizations to step in and fill their role. If not, and these non-profits get lost in propping up their jobs at the expense of advancement, we're at greater risk than before any contribution from The Fund for Our Economic Future.
Fingers at The Full Cleveland are crossed.