CREC Selects Five State Teams to Collaborate on the Data Sharing for State Policy Making and Program Evaluation InitiativeAugust 4, 2016
The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) has selected five outstanding state teams to collaborate with on the Data Sharing for State Policy Making and Program Evaluation Initiative, a two-year effort that aims to help states use privacy-protected administrative data, such as those captured in corporate tax and unemployment insurance (UI) records, to analyze public investments in economic and workforce development. The teams include:
- Iowa, representing the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Workforce Development, and Department of Revenue.
- Minnesota, representing the Department of Employment and Economic Development and Management and Budget.
- South Carolina, representing the Department of Commerce, Department of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs, and the Commission on Higher Education.
- Utah, representing the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
- Wisconsin, representing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Department of Revenue, and Department of Workforce Development
Over the next 15 months, state teams will work with one another and CREC experts to design and implement action plans to improve the data sharing environment in their own states, and to establish best practices for the nation’s benefit. CREC experts will also develop tools to help data producers and users compare how different states address corporate tax and UI data confidentiality in law and other resources, including model language for data sharing agreements to support program evaluation and policy analysis.
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