Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

What We Do

Project Catalogue

Texoma Regional Consortium Cluster Study & Strategic Plan
Texoma Workforce Development Board
Start Date: Feb 2006 — End Date: Oct 2007

C2ER/CREC worked with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce to identify critical industry clusters in a thirteen-county region of Texas and Oklahoma. The area has been significantly impacted by job losses in manufacturing and is seeking a new economic focus at the same time that it tries to retain its rural tradition. C2ER/CREC facilitated working […]


Base Realignment and Closures
Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board
Start Date: Apr 2006 — End Date: Oct 2007

The Center analyzed the direct and indirect impacts of base realignment and closures for the Northern Virginia area, focused on 25,000 in-bound workers moving to Fort Belvoir and the Marine Corps Base at Quantico due to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission recommendations. The CREC team estimated the industries and workforce impacts expected […]


State Incentives Policies Study
TechSolve
Start Date: Feb 2007 — End Date: Oct 2007

Under a subcontract agreement with TechSolve, staff from the Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) conducted a comprehensive assessment of incentive programs in 11 states designed to support an analysis of Ohio’s comparative advantage. The analysis included a summary of key programs, an assessment of reported program performance, a […]


NC State of the Workforce Study and Policy Development Process
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Start Date: Oct 2006 — End Date: Oct 2007

The Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) collaborated with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce to analyze the State’s current labor market in and identified major supply and demand characteristics, barriers, and gaps. The study examined demographic trends and labor market issues, with an emphasis on the differences […]


Counting on Arizona’s Future: A Report to the Arizona Data Estimates and Population Task Force
Arizona Commerce Authority
Start Date: Jan 2006 — End Date: Oct 2007

Governor Janet Napolitano created the Arizona Data Estimates and Population Task Force (ADEPT) to undertake several key tasks: Evaluate best practices by other states for developing accurate population and employment estimates and projections Assess population estimates and projections models currently used by entities in Arizona Evaluate current employment estimates to include estimates of income and […]