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How can networks help modernize a manufacturing economy? The Metropolitan Revolution: Northeast Ohio

One of the required readings for the MOOC will be this article written by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley from the Brookings Institution who are the authors of the important book The Metropolitan Revolution:  How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.  Northeast Ohio is one of the regions that Bruce and Jennifer focus on in the book and how philanthropy in particular came together to support economic development and entrepreneurship.  We are devoting one of our sessions in the MOOC to the role that philanthropy (or donors) can play in supporting entrepreneurship alongside the private sector and government.  The article references the creation of the innovative Fund for Our Economic Future which brought together foundations in Northeastern Ohio to support economic development and the creation of intermediaries such as Jumpstart which is a venture development organization to deploy the grants in companies.


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