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About Cuyahoga Scoreboard

Government Performance and the Local Economy

Cuyahoga Scoreboard's goal is to monitor the cost and performance of county and local governments in Cuyahoga County. ​Cuyahoga Scoreboard will analyze economic and other data to provide an objective look at the area's progress, prepare public summaries and communicate findings to the public.


The Scoreboard is intended to assist individuals, community organizations and media who may not have the resources or ability to analyze systematically the budgets or performance of existing county or local governments without technical assistance. 

The major responsibility of county and local governments is to create a climate for its residents to grow, prosper and live a good life.

About Jim Trutko

Jim Trutko is a market research and economic analyst, public policy analyst and data visualization professional. Jim has held positions with The Plain Dealer and the Greater Cleveland Growth Association. He was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures, wrote a report on franchising for the SBA and had several consulting engagements.

He writes occasional articles for Crain's Cleveland Business and counsels entrepreneurs with Business Advisers of Cleveland.

As a long-time resident, he has been been disappointed in the area's progress. He believes that improved data and analysis could help citizens advocate for better governance and encourage local governments to make better decisions.

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