Recently, mayors from Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown gathered at the annual Team Northeast Ohio's State of the Region meeting to share their efforts on economic development, shared resources and multicounty initiatives. While this collaboration is not something you would have seen 10 years ago, it is becoming more common as cities are struggling to keep jobs and spur growth.
Greater Ohio, through the Restoring Prosperity to Ohio framework, supports regional collaboration and views it as one way to help pull struggling cities out of economic misfortune. Regionalism encourage cities to stop competing against one another and start working together to become more competitive as a region to attract new businesses, create new jobs and encourage innovation.
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