Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

George Washington University Institute of Public Policy

The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide nexus for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues. We also play a unique dual role among policy research institutes in the United States. Our team of research faculty engage in funded research on a variety of domestic issues.

Website: https://gwipp.gwu.edu/

Project Catalogue

Credential Engine 3.0
Start Date: Jan 2020 — End Date: Sep 2020

For the third year, CREC is collaborating with the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy to determine a typology and count of U.S. educational and professional credentials for Credential Engine—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting transparency and literacy in the credential marketplace. Our goal is to identify existing data sources and integrate these into […]

Counting Postsecondary and Secondary Credentials in the US, Credential Engine, 2017-2018
Start Date: Oct 2017 — End Date: Feb 2019

CREC collaborated with the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy to determine a typology and count of U.S. credentials for Credential Engine—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting transparency and credential literacy in the marketplace to reveal the world of credentials and inform the public. The project included preparing a comprehensive list of websites that […]

Framework for Increasing Post-secondary Educational Attainment through Improved Education and Workforce Data
Start Date: Dec 2013 — End Date: Apr 2015

In collaboration with George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP), CREC assisted in the development of a white paper that proposes an education and workforce data system that better meets user decision-making needs.

Project Updates

New report out for Credential Engine
April 20, 2018

New report out for Credential Engine, with research produced by Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy “Counting U.S. Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials“