News & Insights
Nov 11, 2022
Growth Opps thanks the George Gund Foundation for their unwavering commitment to equity and sustainability. The Foundation awarded $1 million to Growth Opps for the continued growth of GO Green Energy Fund.
Nov 11, 2022
Cuyahoga County, under the leadership of Council President Pernel Jones Jr. and County Executive Budish, has allocated $1 million from its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to Growth Opps for its GO Green Energy Fund.
Oct 17, 2022
The passing of the Inflation Reduction Act has set the stage for a “National Green Bank” to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Growth Opps created a local “Green Bank” based in Cleveland, Ohio in 2020.
Oct 19, 2021
Growth Opps and Citizens Partner To Award Equity Grant To Black Owned Small Business
Nov 25, 2020
Growth Opps joined The American Green Bank Consortium as the 16th green bank with the launch of the GO Green Energy Fund.
April 12, 2021
The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussions and workshops hosted by the Cleveland Leadership Center to discuss topics to help the community move forward in our new and uncertain world. Michael Jeans (LC 2016) joined the Cleveland Leadership Center in highlighting Adverse Childhood Experiences.
November 24, 2019
New investment is coming to the Hough community in Cleveland, Ohio. Growth Opps through GO Green Energy recently announced discussions with BC Hough for a community solar solution in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland.
January 18, 2021
Michael Jeans, President & CEO of Growth Opps shares words of optimism and reflection
March 15, 2020
Michael Jeans, President & CEO of Growth Opps speaks on the impact of COVID-19.
VIDEO & OTHER MEDIA
GO Green Energy solar project could help build wealth and lower utility bills in Hough
Nov 12, 2020
The GO Green Energy Fund is set to bring community solar to Northeast Ohio. Michael Jeans speaks with ABC News 5 Cleveland regarding plans to provide opportunity for investment, equity and generation of clean energy in Cleveland neighborhoods.
Help Wanted: Wealth Building in Minority Communities
May 15, 2019
The racial wealth gap is one of the more pressing economic issues facing cities across the country. Because of a history slavery and oppression, discrimination, and Jim Crow laws, most African Americans were not afforded the opportunities to build wealth—and pass it down to the next generation—at the rate of their white counterparts. This history, coupled with the rising variety of disparities today, means many people of color are still struggling to realize the American Dream.
Growth Opps and Citizens Bank on WKYC Channel 3 Live on Lakeside
May 28, 2019
Growth Opps President & CEO, Michael Jeans spent time with Ndeda Letson of Citizens Bank and the WKYC Channel 3 Live On Lakeside team to discuss the strong partnership between Growth Opps and Citizens Bank supporting financial education and small business growth.