Helping Regions Compete

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness is an independent not-for-profit organization founded to provide policy-makers from around the world with the information and technical assistance they need to formulate and execute upon innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies.

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Bridging Workforce and Economic Development in Sarnia Lambton, Ontario

CREC worked with the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Board to develop a data-driven plan for fostering and filling high-growth occupations within the region's targeted industries.

Manufacturing a New Future in Western North Carolina

CREC has done extensive work throughout North Carolina. One of our more recent projects took us to Hickory, NC, where, working with Catawba Valley Community College, we helped community leaders plot and prepare for the manufacturing future of the hard-hit, rural region.

Aloha: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Businesses

CREC, in conjunction with the Hawaii Science and Technology Council, developed a comprehensive assessment of the state's technology clusters, including the identification of their projected workforce needs.

Supporting Georgia's Work Ready Regions

Since 2008, CREC has worked with the Governor's Office of Workforce Development to provide each of the state's regions the labor force data and strategic planning assistance their policy-makers needed to make informed strategic workforce, economic and educational investments.

Nashville: Opportunities in an Urban Labor Market

In late 2010, CREC delivered the workforce study, "Leveraging the Labor Force for Economic Growth," to our client, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. The review, a follow up to CREC's 2007 study, provided area leaders with an updated analysis of how their region was impacted by the Great Recession.

Developing a New Economy in the Motor City

In partnership with Business Development Advisors, CREC established a framework for a potential life sciences initiative in Southeastern Michigan by informing and bringing together leading research, healthcare, and economic development leaders with the goal of identifying and leveraging existing assets.

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CREC Conducts Focus Group in Cumberland, Maryland
10/28/2014

Ken Poole, ARC Executive Director, Scott Hamilton, and Regional Planning and Research Director, Kostas Skordas, conduct a focus group of Western Maryland leaders about the future of ARC in Cumberland, Maryland.

 

CREC speaks at EMSI Leadership Conference in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
10/22/2014

Martin Romitti speaks at 2014 EMSI Leadership Conference in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho about the successes of industry cluster building strategies in understanding how companies interact with one another.

 

CREC Meets with State Representatives in Boise, Idaho
10/21/2014

Ron Kelly traveled to Boise, Idaho to represent C2ER and LMI Institute at the Workforce Information Council (WIC) meeting to provide an update on recent and planned activities of both associations.

 

 

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