Advance Northeast Ohio
The Fund for Our Economic Future’s Advance Northeast Ohio initiative is a regional movement that evolved from the Fund’s Voices & Choices civic engagement program. Launched in 2007, more than 80 organizations, institutions and leaders from business, philanthropy, government and the civic arena are united behind this movement to strengthen the economic competitiveness of Northeast Ohio.
BioEnterprise Corporation is a business formation, recruitment and acceleration company committed to being a leader in supporting the growth of bioscience companies. BioEnterprise provides management, business development, and capital access services to its clients, which include emerging medical device, biopharmaceutical, and health care services companies. BioEnterprise, which is independently governed, is important to advancing the GCP’s mission. It has structural connections with the GCP and receives significant financial support from the GCP.
Cleveland Plus Marketing Alliance
The Cleveland Plus Marketing Alliance’s objective is to drive strategic, long-term marketing of Northeast Ohio. The regions and cities Greater Cleveland competes with for tourists, visitors, business attraction, students, talent, meetings and conventions enjoy multimillion dollar marketing support. A sustained marketing campaign is a key component of our economic strategy. Visit the Cleveland Plus Web site at www.clevelandplus.com.
Formerly known as CAMP Inc., the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), serves as a voice for manufacturing in Northeast Ohio and provides one-stop access to resources that improve the productivity, innovative capabilities, access to global markets, and access to a talented workforce for the region’s manufacturing companies. Through MAGNET's Client Services, manufacturers have access to business consulting and product development projects as well as access to its business incubator program. MAGNET works closely with the GCP to address the region’s challenges.
Founded in 1999 by Cleveland Tomorrow, one of the GCP’s predecessor organizations, NorTech (Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition) promotes innovation, commercialization and technology industry growth throughout the region. NorTech also promotes and advocates for Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Research Center by working with the Center, businesses and the academic community to develop priorities that strengthen NASA Glenn, encourage technology transfer and stimulate the region’s economy.
Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) markets Northeast Ohio to attract business investment in targeted industry clusters. It is a joint venture of the largest metro chambers, representing four million people in 13 counties. Team NEO serves as a central resource, informing and serving those considering investment in Northeast Ohio. Team NEO, which is independently governed, is important to advancing the GCP’s mission. It has structural connections with the GCP and receives significant financial support from the GCP.
JumpStart is Northeast Ohio’s venture development organization. It accelerates the growth of early-stage businesses and ideas into venture-ready companies by delivering vital, focused resources to entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio. JumpStart identifies and invests in early-stage companies that have strong potential in the marketplace, solid prospects for high growth, and are likely to qualify for later-stage funding. Beyond investing, the JumpStart team provides a continuum of business development services to its client and portfolio companies to help ensure their success. JumpStart, which is independently governed, is important to advancing the GCP’s mission. It has structural connections with the GCP and receives significant financial support from the GCP.