Working in Cleveland

Where You Define What You Do

With a workforce of two million strong, Northeast Ohio boasts $223 billion in gross regional product, making us the 12th largest economic region in the nation. We’re home to more than 109,000 companies, operating across a number of diverse and growing industries, including manufacturing, and a thriving health-tech and high-tech community. Cleveland’s 21st century economic and employment environment builds on the city’s rich industrial and entrepreneurial heritage.

Fast Facts

  • 177,000 Healthcare professionals Employed in Greater Cleveland
  • 20,059 Manufacturing jobs Added between 2010 and 2012
  • 500,000 Square-foot Health-Tech Corridor Housing biomedical, healthcare and technology companies
  • $640m Investment Attracted by biomedical, healthcare IT and energy entrepreneurs
  • 25 Colleges and Universities In Northeast Ohio
  • 23% Increase In millennial workforce from 2006 – 2011
  • 60% Of all U.S. Fortune 500 companies Headquartered in the region

For more information about Cleveland as a place to work or do business, please contact these organizations:

  • JumpStart: a nationally recognized non-profit whose mission is to strengthen the economic vitality of Northeast Ohio and the U.S. by helping communities realize their entrepreneurial potential
  • BioEnterprise: a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow health care companies and commercialize bioscience technologies. 
  • MAGNET: the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network is a non-profit organization that supports, educates and champions manufacturing with the goal of transforming the region’s economy into a powerful, global player.
  • TeamNEO: an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio's residents. In collaboration with partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact. In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region.
  • Downtown Cleveland Alliance: a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building a dynamic downtown and committed to making Downtown Cleveland a compelling place to live, work, and play.
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership: a membership association of Northeast Ohio organizations and one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. Their mission is to mobilize private-sector leadership, expertise and resources to create attractive business conditions that create jobs, grow investment and improve the economic prosperity of the region. 
  • Global Cleveland: a non-profit organization focused on regional economic development by actively attracting, welcoming and connecting newcomers to Greater Cleveland's many economic and social opportunities.
  • JobsOhio: a private non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.