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April 24th, 2007

Goal of competition: Aid region's economy

Northeast Ohio, including Stark County, has qualified to seek a $5 million national grant over three years to develop businesses and jobs of the future, and to educate workers to be ready for those jobs. Stark Education Partnership is playing a role in the Northeast Ohio effort, which is operating under the name FUTURE NEO. It stands for: Focusing on Unique Transformations Using Resources Effectively - Northeast Ohio.

FUTURE NEO would concentrate on helping to develop new technology jobs in fields such as fuel cells and nanotechnology. It also would work to encourage workers and students to become prepared for the jobs that such emerging fields will demand. Finally, it would encourage local government to create greater efficiencies that can aid in economic development.


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