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.
CREC Hosts BEA Focus Group
CREC hosted a Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) focus group of 14 researchers, including the Director & Assistant Director of the BEA, to discuss uses of and gaps in available regional economic data.
CREC Meets with SSBCI Management in Columbus, Ohio
Martin Romitti traveled to Columbus, Ohio to meet with Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) staff responsible for implementing the Ohio State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).
CREC Conducts Focus Groups Across Arizona
Ron Kelly and Haden Springer conducted focus groups with the Arizona Commerce Authority including representatives from aerospace and defense companies. Focus groups were conducted in Sierra Vista, Tucson, and Phoenix, Arizona.