Project Updates (Page 4)
March 7, 2016
A new bill would create a long-term program to competitively award regions with the “Manufacturing Community” designation and associated funding benefits. Winning communities given the designation would move to the front of the line when applying for up to $1.3 billion in available federal economic development funding for manufacturing. This comes off the heels of President […]
March 3, 2016
A survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education shows that government and nonprofit employers have a more-difficult time with recent-graduate hires. Most of the issues cited involve “soft skills.” Of the 700 employers in the survey who offered feedback on specific troubles they experienced with recent grads, most mentioned communication and critical thinking. Specifically, the employers stated […]
March 3, 2016
The 2016 Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Annual Workshop is slated for March 7-8 in Washington, D.C. The free event provides professional development and networking for Labor Market Information directors, data analysts and data providers at state and federal agencies, nonprofits, businesses, and other data users. This year’s theme is “National Perspective, Local Data,” and presentations will explore […]
February 26, 2016
Ken Poole and Business Development Advisors (BDA) President and CREC Senior Fellow, Ellen Harpel, delivered training to Delaware economic developers on designing and improving states’ return on investment (ROI) for local tax and non-tax business incentives, while mitigating risk.
February 10, 2016
Ken Poole and John Marotta conduct a site visit in Knoxville, Tennessee as part of CREC’s joint effort with the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to develop a report on the outcomes and impacts of the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (AMJIAC) grants.
February 4, 2016
The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has published the 2015 Annual Average Cost of Living Index (COLI).
February 4, 2016
Ken Poole testified at a hearing before the Maryland House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development on a study recently completed on Maryland’s economic development finance programs.
February 3, 2016
Ron Kelly, Jennie Allison, and Charles Braunlich attended the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) data networking reception in Arlington , Virginia.
January 20, 2016
Haden Springer attended the American Association of Community College (AACC) Workforce Development Institute’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
January 19, 2016
Each year, the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) hires a number of interns who help the organization during the busy summer period. Each is offered an opportunity to learn how the organization helps municipalities, states, and regions respond to changes in local job markets; and CREC specifically works with undergraduate and graduate students who need academic credit. […]