Earlier this year, the Texas Higher Education Foundation engaged TIP and Research Bridge Partners to bring a cross-section of stakeholders together and create a statewide plan focused on technology transfer, commercialization, and innovation. We invited the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives and Engagement, Jaclyn Le, to talk about the strategic planning process underway.
Education & training alignment
Greater Green Bay’s innovation ecosystem has undergone a remarkable transformation since 2015. TIP’s multiple strategic planning projects in the region have allowed the team to witness this phenomenon firsthand. In this piece, VP of business development, John Karras, shares his thoughts on the characteristics that support the region’s dynamic startup and entrepreneurial environment.
In June, Tom Stellman and Katrina Parkey attended JFF’s Horizons in New Orleans. In Katrina’s latest post, she shares some insights gained from her time at JFF’s annual summit.
In late March, Tom Stellman and Katrina Parkey attended the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) 2023 Forum in Washington, DC. In Katrina’s latest post, she shares some insights gained from her time at NAWB and from her recent talent-focused consulting engagements.
Texas has more than 650 registered apprenticeship programs in a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, health care, information technology, energy, transportation, and education. As part of our Triptychs series, we feature three registered apprenticeship programs in the state that have had success preparing the next generation of workers.
When economic developers think about the intersection of workforce development and education, their focus is usually on post-secondary training and higher education. Recently, however, some communities are making an effort to prepare students for the modern workforce much earlier.
Disconnected young people, often referred to as opportunity youth, are the future of our economies and our workforce. We spoke to Anna Crockett, Community Development Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, to better understand the challenges facing opportunity youth, their importance to our communities, and potential investment strategies for community leaders.
Jon Roberts was invited to give the keynote address at the International Economic Development Council’s 2018 Leadership Summit held in Las Vegas (January 28-30). The topic was “disruption” with observations on Amazon’s site selection process provided by Gene DePrez.
TIP recently completed an engagement for MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s economic development and finance agency, to develop a Defense Industry Economic Diversification Study and Strategic Blueprint.
One recent project that has yielded significant positive outcomes is the strategic plan TIP completed for the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA). Since the plan was finalized in March 2015, two of the five priority projects TIP identified have already been partially implemented.