Northeast Ohio Economic Developer?

Team NEO advances Northeast Ohio’s economy by serving as the 18-county region's private sector economic development hub. We work actively with all Northeast Ohio counties and communities to attract, expand and retain business in the region.

What We Do

Team NEO promotes Northeast Ohio’s business assets and generates high-quality business opportunities for the region.

  • Regional Marketing and Sales Support:  To help you promote your community and the region, Team NEO offers marketing materials and tools to all Northeast Ohio economic development organizations and companies that promote the region. Click here for our videobrochure and quarterly economic reviews. Contact for more information or to request copies of these materials.
  • Executing Qualified Leads to Attract Business Investment: For companies interested in Northeast Ohio, Team NEO serves as an unbiased single point of entry to the entire region. We engage the state of Ohio, regional businesses and other organizations as appropriate to best showcase Northeast Ohio’s capabilities. Once a company is interested in Northeast Ohio, Team NEO works with the representative from each county to gather local information and sites that may work for the prospect. As a company becomes interested in particular sites, we then work with local community and county economic development professionals to help close the deal. 
  • Assist Northeast Ohio companies and communities that are looking to expand. Team NEO is the Northeast Ohio regional partner of JobsOhio, the state's agency for economic development and job creation. We can help by connecting you with resources that will support growth in your area.

Many communities bring in Team NEO to help support a project already in motion. If you are a local economic developer working with a project and would like additional help, do not hesitate to contact us. We will work on your community’s behalf, in whatever role you need to help close the deal.

Tools We Provide

  • Econometric Research: Team NEO employs a full-service econometric research staff that reports the region’s economic progress and works actively on business attraction and growth projects. With Claritas, D&B, GIS mapping, REMI, Lexis/Nexis and other key data sources that are cost-prohibitive at the community level, Team NEO provides market and demographic analysis, wage and benefit surveys, economic impact modeling, industry and talent forecasts and much more.  

    Our research team assists local communities, companies and organizations in measuring economic impact. To inquire about our research services, contact

  • Promoting Regional Teamwork: Because no single city can effectively compete for business, jobs and population in today’s global economy, the region has united in Team NEO to attract businesses. There are many other opportunities where “smart” regionalism will enhance Northeast Ohio’s economy, such as tax sharing among Northeast Ohio cities and talent attraction. In select instances, Team NEO works on behalf of the “regional” good to promote working together seamlessly. Check out our library of regional economic development reports.
  • Quarterly Economic Reports:  Each quarter, Team NEO publishes a Cleveland Plus Quarterly Economic Review.  Each edition contains up to date information on employment, gross regional product, and real estate.  However, in each report we take a closer look at a key competitive asset that Cleveland Plus possesses.  Check out our library of quarterly economic reports.
  • Confidentiality:  Team NEO takes a private sector approach to our business expansion assistance activities and pledge to protect the anonymity of your project.  We have the resources and connections to add value to your project and make success a reality. 

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