State of Washington: Strengthening the Defense Industry

State of Washington: Strengthening the Defense Industry

Since 2006, TIP has been working in communities, regions, and states that are home to military installations and defense contractors. TIP is partnering with management consulting firm Kepner-Tregoe for our current defense industry adjustment project, which builds on the success of three previous OEA-funded pilot projects in Washington State.

MassDevelopment: Blueprint for Economic Diversification

By: Alex Cooke, senior consultant, TIP Strategies Image credit: Salem Muster [Image 1 of 2], by 1SG Donald Veitch via DVIDS (Public Domain) TIP recently completed an engagement for MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s economic development and finance...

Washington State: Planning for the Defense Sector’s Future

By: Ashton Allison, consultant, TIP Strategies USS Abraham Lincoln Returns to Washington [Image 2 of 2] by Seaman Jerine Lee via DVIDS (Public Domain) In 2015, TIP Strategies was selected by the Washington Department of Commerce as the lead contractor for multiple...

In Highly Educated Larimer County, Skills Gap Persists

National labor statistics indicate there’s a need for roughly 300,000 machinists, welders and other skilled tradespeople to fill vacancies left by a wave of people in their 50s and 60s nearing or in retirement. Media have widely reported that industry-specific phenomenon, but the skills gap touches other facets of Larimer County’s job market.