Manufacturing a New Future in Western North Carolina
CREC has done extensive work throughout North Carolina. One of our more recent projects took us to Hickory, NC, where, working with Catawba Valley Community College, we helped community leaders plot and prepare for the manufacturing future of the hard-hit, rural region.
Supporting Georgia's Work Ready Regions
Since 2008, CREC has worked with the Governor's Office of Workforce Development to provide each of the state's regions the labor force data and strategic planning assistance their policy-makers needed to make informed strategic workforce, economic and educational investments.
Nashville: Opportunities in an Urban Labor Market
In late 2010, CREC delivered the workforce study, "Leveraging the Labor Force for Economic Growth," to our client, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. The review, a follow up to CREC's 2007 study, provided area leaders with an updated analysis of how their region was impacted by the Great Recession.
Developing a New Economy in the Motor City
In partnership with Business Development Advisors, CREC established a framework for a potential life sciences initiative in Southeastern Michigan by informing and bringing together leading research, healthcare, and economic development leaders with the goal of identifying and leveraging existing assets.
LMI Institute Attends NASWA Meeting in Denver, Colorado
Ron Kelly, on behalf of the LMI Institute, attended the National Association of Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Labor Market Information Committee meeting in Denver, Colorado.
CREC on NPR
Jennie Allison joined a panel of economists on NPR's On Second Thought discussing the cost of living in the State of Georgia, and where the state ranks in the C2ER's Cost of Living Index (COLI).
CREC Travels to Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mark White and Randall Arthur traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to present preliminary findings to stakeholders as a part of an ongoing project with the W.K.Kellog Foundation and the City of Grand Rapids.