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

Texas Economic Adjustment Assistance
University of Texas at Arlington
Start Date: Sep 2016 — End Date: Aug 2017

CREC is supporting the state of Texas in mitigating the impact of defense spending and sequestration on the state economy through identification and assistance to affected businesses, creation of analyses to aid economic planning for affected regions, and facilitation of high-impact entrepreneurship and technology acceleration activities in those regions. CREC will work with project partners […]


Building a Stronger State-Federal Partnership (II)
National Institute of Standards & Technology – Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Start Date: Jan 2002 — End Date: Jun 2017

CREC worked with several partners, including the State Science & Technology Institute, to develop a strong support structure for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) program as it seeks to help manufacturers become globally competitive.


Regional Economic Impact Analysis of Fort Leonard Wood
Cities of St. Robert and Waynesville Missouri
Start Date: Jul 2016 — End Date: Jun 2017

CREC and its partner, the Leonard Wood Institute, are studying and quantifying the impacts stemming from the 2013 actual, and the 2015 announced personnel reductions on Fort Leonard Wood military base. This includes analysis on topic areas including employment and workforce impacts, retail and lodging, housing, schools, small business and suppliers, social and public services, […]


Regional Aerospace & Defense Exchange (RADE) DIA Evaluation
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Start Date: Oct 2016 — End Date: Mar 2017

CREC is assessing the Regional Aerospace & Defense Exchange (RADE) Defense Industry Adjustment project’s effectiveness and impact by developing quantitative and qualitative evaluation criteria. Working with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, CREC will collect outcome and activity metrics through stakeholder engagement events and interviews to develop a logic model. The model will […]


Association of Public Data Users (Association Management)
Association of Public Data Users
Start Date: Jan 2008 — End Date: Dec 2016

The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is a national network that links users, producers, and disseminators of government and open-access statistical data. Members share a vital concern about the collection, dissemination, preservation, and interpretation of public data. CREC supports APDU’s mission, and provides the high-talent staff, management, communications, and logistical support to help the organization achieve its annual goals.