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Church van program gives workers a lift out of poverty

There were more than 8,000 open manufacturing jobs in Northeast Ohio last year, according to the nonprofit organization MAGNET. One of the more intractable problems facing manufacturers is the mismatch between the location of jobs and where entry-level workers live. Many low-income and Black workers live in Cleveland and don’t own cars, but many jobs are in the suburbs, far from public transportation. The church van program aims to bridge that gap.

Cleveland hoping to make waves in clean water tech industry

A group of industry leaders are flipping the script on Cleveland’s cliched “burning river” and “mistake on the lake” narratives. They’re angling to make Cleveland the capital of clean water, the place where the worst water pollution problems facing the country are solved.

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