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.


Blogger RP said...

Jim, I was hoping to contact you, let me know if it's cool. Rob Goodman (

7:26 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

My buckeye husband refused to tell me what a 'full Cleveland' was and made me resort to google. Which brought me to a concise explanation on this blog, -- thanks. Also treated me to a series of stories about guys he worked with and the Full Cleveland look of the city council and dpw director when he was mayor of his small Ohio city. Great character studies, great stories. Thanks for the lead,

And also thanks for the lead on how Cleveland is embracing the future, now that the World As We Knew It ended with the Mayan Calendar and we face the adventure of the new world we are making.

Merry Christmas.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

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9:06 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Kathleen: Thanks for your comment, as we had thought this blog was dead. Thanks, too, for your appreciation of our definition of a full cleveland. Please tell us more about your husband's experiences in Cleveland. How and where is he applying these today?

9:07 AM  

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