Occupation & skills analysis

Calhoun County Chamber (AL) – Workforce Retention & Economic Strategy

Challenge Located in Anniston, Alabama, the Anniston Army Depot (the Depot) is one of a small number of US Army installations charged with neutralizing or destroying the country’s chemical weapons stockpiles, but this process was set to end in 2011. In addition to the anticipated job losses from the conclusion […]

South Carolina I-77 Alliance – Regional Workforce Study and County Profiles

Challenge Stretching along Interstate 77 (I-77) from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Columbia, South Carolina, the South Carolina I-77 Alliance region consistently outpaced the US during the first part of the decade. Led by employment gains in manufacturing, healthcare, and professional services, the region added nearly 30,000 jobs between 2011 and

Kern County, CA – Economic Diversification Strategy for East Kern

Challenge East Kern County’s economy is driven primarily by two military installations (Naval Air Weapons Station-China Lake and Edwards Air Force Base), the Mojave Air and Space Port, and Rio Tinto Minerals. Spanning more than 8,000 square miles and encompassing a diverse group of communities—including incorporated cities (California City, Ridgecrest,

Greater Houston Partnership (TX) – Regional Workforce Development Task Force

Challenge Led by a resurgence in energy and petrochemicals, the greater Houston region experienced an extended period of unprecedented growth. With almost $20 billion in investment in new plants and facilities announced along the Gulf Coast, the region was in an enviable position. Employers, however, were concerned that the region

Workforce Solutions (Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX) – Multiple Engagements

Challenge Despite its largely positive economic climate, Texas’s Lower Rio Grande Valley has long faced daunting workforce development challenges. Nearly one-half of the region’s working-age population does not have a high school diploma and only 1 in 8 have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Employers face numerous additional challenges, including

Delaware Workforce System – Strategic Operating Framework & Employer Engagement

Challenge Fragmentation of services is a common challenge among state-level workforce development systems, often resulting in inconsistencies in service delivery and a lack of clarity in priorities and vision. Delaware’s publicly funded workforce system encompasses more than a dozen organizations including county- and state-level entities. While its three counties function

Milwaukee Technology Council (WI) – Tech Talent Impact Study

Challenge The Milwaukee region has a strong base of technology talent with almost 76,000 tech workers that support 140 industries and generate more than $27 billion for the regional economy. However, the region’s technology talent cluster has not grown as rapidly as peer regions’ and has struggled to be competitive

Tampa Bay Partnership (FL) – Employer-led Regional Workforce Initiative

Challenge Recognizing that talent is a key driver of regional competitiveness, the Tampa Bay Partnership assessed talent indicators for the region and measured these against 19 peer communities. This exercise revealed that the Tampa Bay talent pool lagged its peers, particularly in metrics related to the regional talent pipeline. In

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