Signature Events

2024 NEO Rising

Join Team NEO, along with JobsOhio, as we celebrate economic development professionals and the achievements of our collective work that helps build a more robust and equitable regional economy. Keynote Speaker: James Free, Associate Administrator, NASA Panel Discussion: Bill Koehler, Chief Executive Officer: Team NEO Terry Slaybaugh, Vice President, Sites and Infrastructure: JobsOhio  Kimberly Riley, […]

ED NOW 2024

Businesses: What’s my access to talent? Talent: What’s my access to affordable housing? It’s the old chicken and the egg adage when it comes to what businesses want and what talent needs to support a prosperous community. Attend this year’s ED NOW event, a state-wide program presented in partnership with Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA), […]

NODE October Meeting

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Northeast Ohio Regional Economy Be sure to join our October NODE meeting at Burns & McDonnell in Akron to gain insights on AI’s Role as a threat and resource in advancing our regional competitiveness. We will hear from industry experts from Accenture, a leading global professional services company […]

Aligning Opportunities Launch 2023

You can view information on our sponsorships here, and for any additional questions or information, please reach out to Connor Stease. What is Aligning Opportunities? In the 7th year of producing Aligning Opportunities, the talent-oriented research providing insights in the talent supply/demand imbalance in the Northeast Ohio Region, we will explore creative solutions to meet […]

Semiconductor Summit NEO

What is the semiconductor supply chain opportunity in the Northeast Ohio Region? When Intel announced in 2022 that it would build a multi-billion-dollar computer chip factory in New Albany, it created a great opportunity for the Northeast Ohio region. It will help generate jobs and boost the economy. Our region’s assets make it well positioned […]

NEO Rising

Together with JobsOhio and Northeast Ohio’s regional economic development network, Team NEO accelerates the pace of growth and equity relating to business development outcomes throughout Northeast Ohio. We are honored to have special guest speaker J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and CEO to help us celebrate:  20 years of results: Innovation: Gain insights on how Foxconn, […]


What does it mean to have a vibrant regional economy? Last year we explored this topic at the ED NOW workshop with the launch of the Vibrant Economy Index (VEI), a tool that uses an expanded dataset to offer a more detailed, nuanced and accurate measure of the Northeast Ohio Region’s economy and individual prosperity. […]

Untapped Opportunities Virtual Launch Event

How tapping into the veteran pool can help create a vibrant economy Join us as we release our third talent supplement, Untapped Opportunities, which focuses on veterans and the opportunities presented to this highly educated, well-trained community. In addition to sharing findings from the report, virtual attendees will gain insights from panel discussions with prominent […]

Northeast Ohio Manufacturing for EV Conference

Plug into the EV Supply Chain Join us for a full-day networking conference to participate in discussions led by OEMs and industry experts around how your company can engage in opportunities and resources in the $400 Billion Electric Vehicles supply chain. Come and connect with key players in the EV mobility movement and draw insights about […]

Lost & Misaligned Opportunities Launch Event

Join us as we release the third edition of our report, Misaligned Opportunities, focused on how racial inequities lead to unequal economic outcomes. We’ll also review findings from the second edition of Lost Opportunities, focused on how higher wages, education, and STEM occupation growth are key to women’s economic vibrancy. Be among the first public audiences to […]