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A Measure of Success

by TIP Strategies staff Image credit: Pedestrian Mall View – Old Town Fort Collins, CO by Joe Wolf via Flickr (CC BY ND 2.0)Performance measurement is an increasingly important part of economic development strategic planning. In addition to traditional measures...

WIOA Offers Opportunities for Both Workforce and Economic Developers

The release of the International Economic Development Council report, Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear, signals significant changes ahead for workforce development activities. The “shift” the report refers to will be seen in full when the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) takes effect in July 2015. TIP’s Jeff Marcell recently attended the National Association of Workforce Boards’ annual meeting, where WIOA was the primary focus. In an article for our Theory Into Practice Blog, Jeff shares his experience and his thoughts concerning the new law. Jeff’s collaborative work with the Workforce Development Council (WDC) of Seattle and King County, during his tenure at the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, was featured as a case study in the IEDC report, along with several other best practice examples.

Study: Region Must Fill 37,000 Jobs in Five Years

By: Derrek Asberry Via: Aiken Standard NORTH AUGUSTA ­— Employers reportedly will need to fill more than 37,000 job openings over the next five years in Aiken and four other counties in a five-county service area. Students in the region, however, are not choosing...

Jon Roberts Presents at ULINE Corporate Headquarters

By: Jon Roberts & Karen Beard, TIP Strategies TIP Strategies has maintained a long association with KABA (the Kenosha Area Business Alliance) and southeastern Wisconsin. From our first interactions with the organization in 2001 (in connection with our planning...