Every region in the United States wants to have its own its own entrepreneurial successes: young companies that grow to create significant jobs and wealth for their communities. Successes like that require more than good ideas; a region's entrepreneurial ecosystem needs to provide entrepreneurs with the capital, assistance, and networks they need to accelerate their success. And those resources need to work together effectively and efficiently.
In the last 30 years, all net new job growth in the United States has stemmed from young, high growth companies. Because of this, regions across the country need to find ways to not only build infrastructure that attracts existing companies, but also grow new ones. In doing this, regions can create new jobs. It's a relatively new approach to economic development, but one that is increasingly important.
Entrepreneurship has been a focused means for economic development in Northeast Ohio for the past several years. And there has been a dramatic transformation in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
At JumpStart, we apply the experience and expertise we’ve gained growing resources and networking an ecosystem of support for Greater Cleveland’s diverse startups to help regions across the country do the same. Our team helps regional and community leaders identify, leverage, and connect existing assets, and build the most impactful new resources for entrepreneurs, to accelerate the region’s own entrepreneurial successes and economic outcomes.
Learn more about our regional services and our work expanding resources and building the capacity to support entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio.