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Growth and Development

2008

Economic analysis of cities and regions

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The Role Of Northeast Ohio Central Cities In The Regional Economy, 2000-2007, Ziona Austrian, Candice Clouse, Eric J. Mundy, Frank Akpadock, Thomas Jr. Finnerty, John R. Bralich Nov 2008

The Role Of Northeast Ohio Central Cities In The Regional Economy, 2000-2007, Ziona Austrian, Candice Clouse, Eric J. Mundy, Frank Akpadock, Thomas Jr. Finnerty, John R. Bralich

Urban Publications

This report examines the four central cities in Northeast Ohio – Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown — in the context of their metropolitan areas. A central city is the largest or most important city of a metropolitan area. A metropolitan area combines a large city with adjacent urbanized areas and peripheral areas that are closely bound to the center with strong ties to commuting, commerce, and a common labor market.


Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2008: Comparative Performance Of Midwest And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Iryna Lendel Sep 2008

Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2008: Comparative Performance Of Midwest And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

This report describes the findings from the third study of Dashboard indicators using the framework that was developed in the previous two studies. The framework resulted in a set of indicators that explains the dynamics of regional economic growth for large and mid-sized metropolitan areas in the United States. The objective of this study is to continue monitoring the performance of Northeast Ohio metropolitan areas over time and in comparison to other metropolitan areas across the United States.


Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurship Confidence Survey: Third-Year Findings, Survey Analysis, David O. Kasdan Sep 2008

Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurship Confidence Survey: Third-Year Findings, Survey Analysis, David O. Kasdan

Urban Publications

The objective of the entrepreneurship Confidence Survey is to assess the entrepreneurial climate and entrepreneurs’ confidence in their ability to start and sustain a business in Northeast Ohio. This is the third year that the survey has been conducted, and the intention is to continue conducting the survey annually for the next several years to identify trends that might emerge. The survey has been constructed to measure respondents’ perceptions regarding several issues, including access to capital, workforce supply, information provided by educational institutions and business support organizations, networking opportunities, government responsiveness, attitudes toward entrepreneurs, adequacy of infrastructure, quality of life ...


Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Brief, Jill S. Taylor May 2008

Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Brief, Jill S. Taylor

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Patenting By Cleveland's Inventors: Critical Areas And Knowledge Flows, Iryna Lendel, Songpyo Kim May 2008

Patenting By Cleveland's Inventors: Critical Areas And Knowledge Flows, Iryna Lendel, Songpyo Kim

Urban Publications

Regional competitive advantages can be created by deploying processes, product innovations, and/or improving the performance of companies. The concept of increasing returns to scale due to technology advances and the modern growth theory suggest that knowledge spillovers are passed through networks of people. Dense co-location of companies different from industries in large urban areas creates an environment for deploying new knowledge and increasing productivity of companies. Although the presence of mature industries is more often considered to be a burden than a resource of regional growth, a fair judgment about their true influence on economic development can be made ...


Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Brief, Jill S. Taylor May 2008

Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Brief, Jill S. Taylor

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Northeast Ohio Economic Brief, Jill S. Taylor Apr 2008

Northeast Ohio Economic Brief, Jill S. Taylor

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Federal Economic Development Funding In Ohio: Survey Findings, Afia Yamoah Feb 2008

Federal Economic Development Funding In Ohio: Survey Findings, Afia Yamoah

Urban Publications

The objective of the survey on federal funding for economic development was to assess some of the challenges facing county governments in the state of Ohio as they attempt to access federal funding for economic development purposes. Federal funding is important to local governments because it is a significant resource to communities that are able to secure such grants. Competition for federal grants is usually very strong due to limited funds and counties have to be well equipped if they are to be successful in receiving grants. Local governments should know about the availability of funds and should have access ...