Jacob W. Duritsky

Jacob Duritsky leads research and strategy for the Northeast Ohio Region’s business development efforts to better serve the information requirements and align strategies among Team NEO’s various partners and communities engaged in targeted and sustainable region-wide economic growth. His primary responsibilities include analyzing the regional economy to provide greater perspective on the challenges and opportunities in Northeast Ohio, developing strategic and coordinated actionable insights to encourage economic growth, and providing a perspective on how the Northeast Ohio economy can better perform.  This includes his work in leading most elements of Team NEO’s talent strategy, the development of the regional Vibrant Economy Index, and regular updates to the community on how the economy is evolving.

Jacob has been with Team NEO since 2008. Previously, Jacob served as an integral part of the organization’s business attraction efforts in leading our work around site selector engagement and proactive energy development. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, where he also holds a Master of Science in Urban Studies. He is a member of the Urban Studies Association, American Economic Association and American Planning Association.  He leads Team NEO’s Talent Development Council and is an engaged Board member for the Cuyahoga County Workforce Sector Partnership and the Greater Cleveland Career Consortium Leadership Board.  He is a resident of the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood of Cleveland, and is married with two daughters.