Transforming lives and Northeast Ohio’s economy
We’ve known for some time that historical development patterns in Northeast Ohio make it difficult for people to get around, even more so if you don’t have access to a car. Indeed, you could say there exists a paradox where if you don’t have a car, you can’t get a job. And if you don’t have a job, you can’t get a car. Enter the Fund for Our Economic Future’s Paradox Prize — a $1 million public competition, launched in 2019, that sourced nearly 150 proposals to develop a range of mobility solutions to connect people to good jobs. Through this effort, he Fund and its partners — the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, the Lozick Family Foundation, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland Foundation, and DriveOhio — are supporting eight pilots across Northeast Ohio that have the potential to significantly alter how transportation services are delivered and integrated into workplaces. Our ultimate vision? A region where affordable, accessible and efficient mobility options abound.