About CREC

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded to provide policy-makers from around the world with the information and technical assistance they need to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies.

Our staff members come from around the globe, bringing with them diverse backgrounds, and world-class skill sets.

CREC staff

Matt Talmage
Instructional Technologist

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Matt Talmage serves as an Instructional Technologist at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC), where he is currently responsible for creating learning solutions that meet training priorities and delivery expectations for the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) and Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute.


He is responsible for the conceptual design and implementation of eLearning modules and works with subject matter experts to develop content for programs across the CREC portfolio.  He designs course components, knowledge checks and assessments, and course evaluation questions that support the greater eLearning strategy.


Prior to joining CREC, Mr. Talmage spent six years in education in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He holds a Master in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Cornerstone University.

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