The Insurance Cluster in Northeast Ohio: A Briefing Paper

Ziona Austrian Ph.D., Cleveland State University


The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the Insurance cluster in the Northeast Ohio (NEO) region. The term “cluster” refers to a geographic concentration of interdependent companies, suppliers, products, labor pool, and institutions that together constitute an important competitive advantage for the region. The paper is a starting point for discussion about the priorities of the Insurance cluster and what needs to happen for the cluster to prosper in the future. The paper will be used as part of the process in which business leaders, public officials, and community leaders will have the opportunity to take action on top cluster priorities.