Friday, August 03, 2001

CAN announces members of economic inclusion team




By Kevin Aldridge
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Cincinnati Community Action Now announced Thursday the 32 business executives and community activists who will make up its economic inclusion subcommittee.

        The panel's focus will be creating jobs, eliminating disparities in employment and business ownership and helping businesses retain employees.

        Among the appointees:

        Michael Fisher, president and CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce; Juleana Frierson, chief of staff for the Cincinnati Black United Front; Betty Baker, assistant city manager of Cincinnati; and DeAsa Nichols, executive director of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky African-American Chamber of Com merce.

        The economic inclusion group is the fifth action team to unveil its membership. Others focus on education and youth development; housing and neighborhood development; police and justice system; health care and human services; and media, communication and cultural change.

        Ross Love, commission co-chairman and Blue Chip Broad casting president, said the economic inclusion team has more members than the other teams because it has a big job.

        “The unemployment rates among African-Americans in Cincinnati are unacceptably high,” Mr. Love said. “The economic inclusion team will identify ways to increase employment and bring workers and employers together in proven and sustainable ways.”

       



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