CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Talks to Virginia MEP Center About Regional Manufacturing Initiative

December 19, 2013

E3 (Energy-Economy-Environment) is an initiative designed to help regional manufacturers identify better ways to reduce energy consumption, improve productivity and spur innovation. CREC is seeking to learn more about the regional partnerships necessary to make this initiative successful. This research–undertaken on behalf NIST MEP—is part of a series of case studies that examine regional initiatives to support and grow manufacturing.

About This Project

Jobs and Employment Data Exchange (JEDx)
Start Date: Dec 2023 — End Date: Sep 2025

The JEDx initiative is an effort coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that seeks to develop a public-private approach for collecting and using standards-based jobs and employment data across states. CREC is playing an advisory role by helping to inform: the ongoing development of a standardized data model for employment and wage data […]

PEW CHIPS
Start Date: Aug 2023 — End Date: Apr 2024

CREC will work with Pew to plan the convenings necessary to facilitate the interstate and collaboration between federal and state officials to the facilitate the necessary evaluation, coordination, and collaboration elements of CHIPS.

GO Virginia
Start Date: Nov 2023 — End Date: Oct 2024

The Talent Pathway Initiative (TPI) is a project of Go Virginia Region 7 that will bring together perspectives of leaders in business and education to address Northern Virginia’s workforce needs in computer services, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and George Mason University (GMU) Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) will […]

DDAA Research Supplement – Telling the Story of Local Development Districts
Start Date: Jun 2023 — End Date: Dec 2023

The Local Development Districts (LDDs) are a fundamental element of the three-legged Federal, state, and local stool that supports development in Appalachia and the work of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). They rely on a variety of funders and stakeholders to support their efforts, which requires educating them on the successes of the LDDs. The […]

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), EDD COP
Start Date: Jan 2023 — End Date: Apr 2027

CREC is partnering with the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), University Economic Development Association (UEDA), National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), and First Nations Development Institute on a five-year effort to build and nurture the Economic Development District Community of Practice (EDD CoP).  Led by NADO, with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration […]

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Collaboration Network (ManTech)
Start Date: Jun 2023 — End Date: May 2024

CREC is partnering with E3 Analytics, Erys Consulting, Anthology Communications, American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative (AMCC), DoD’s Manufacturing Technology Program (ManTech), DoD’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC), and University of Kentucky Pigman College of Engineering to facilitate a collaboration network for supporting advanced manufacturing and building the future defense workforce. Through this project, CREC […]

The Hidden Innovation Infrastructure: Understanding the Economic Development Role of Technician Education in the Changing Future of Work
Start Date: Jan 2022 — End Date: May 2024

CREC senior staff advise the Rutgers research team at the Education and Employment Research Center as the team, led by Dr. Michelle Van Noy, seeks to understand the role of technician education in economic development, with a focus on manufacturing, technology, and innovation in regional economies.

New York State (NYS) Tax Incentives
Start Date: Jan 2023 — End Date: Jun 2023

The New York State Tax Incentive Project was an initiative to better understand the state’s business offerings, their effectiveness, and how they compared to other states’ programs. The initiative selected 26 incentives programs that it wanted to focus its research efforts on. CREC was subcontracted to handle the third part of the request, focusing on […]

Inventory of Public and Private Sources of Education and Workforce Data
Start Date: Mar 2023 — End Date: May 2023

CREC created an inventory of public and private sources of education and workforce data to increase the capacity of the public Workforce and Labor Market Information System (WLMIS) to provide relevant data for education and training providers. The inventory considered a wide array of data sources that measure important WLMIS concepts, including: Households and People […]

Evaluation (GMKPI) Framework for NCBiotech and Accelerate NC
Start Date: Nov 2022 — End Date: Feb 2023

The Life Sciences Manufacturing Coalition collaborated with experts from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CREC, to develop an evaluation framework that ensured NCBiotech and key stakeholders were prepared to implement and evaluate projects funded by the Economic Development Administration Build Back Better Regional Challenge. These projects aimed to support innovation and impact, such as […]

About the Client

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Life sciences are transforming the world. Vaccines prevent disease. Gene therapies and precision health data cure them. Advances in agriculture feed the planet. Here in North Carolina, NCBiotech catalyzes the many different transformations that are improving the quality of life around the world. We connect companies with university researchers and introduce entrepreneurs to potential funders. […]