February 1, 2022
We heard you… Summer is not the time for the BR|E Benchmarking. Many of you focus on a spring visit schedule. Therefore, the 2022 National BR|E Benchmarking Challenge will be held March 1 – May 15, covering 60 business days. The goal of the Benchmarking Challenge is to set national and hopefully regional benchmarks for […]
June 1, 2021
Synchronist joins the CREC network! CREC CEO Ken Poole on the strategic alliance with Blane, Canada Blane, Canada CEO Eric Canada on the strategic alliance with CREC Join the 2022 National BR|E Benchmarking Challenge! Data to Drive Our Economic Future Today we are announcing a strategic alliance between Blane, Canada Ltd. and the Center for […]
August 14, 2020
The scale of the current pandemic‐driven economic crisis is unprecedented. What does the future hold for businesses, workers, and jobseekers as states move forward with reopening the economy? Can we expect a speedy recovery? During this digital town hall, President Barkin will share his perspectives on the economy and prospects for recovery, followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions and share assessments about their own regional challenges.
January 9, 2020
CREC hosted the second webinar in its cybersecurity series to discuss the DoD’s effort to leverage the network of Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers to build awareness among defense suppliers about cybersecurity requirements and compliance. Through an inter-agency agreement (between NIST and DoD), the DoD’s Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSDR&E) […]
December 20, 2019
OEA engaged the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and Entreworks Consulting to review various efforts funded by the OEA Industry Resilience program to strengthen the manufacturing supply chains and strengthen the defense industrial base in your regions and states. This webinar included a briefing on the paper developed outlining these activities, OEA Support for Defense Supply Chains: Many Successes and Lessons Learned, followed by an opportunity for discussion and comments.
November 24, 2019
CREC hosted a webinar to discuss the National Defense Industry Association’s recent paper “Beyond Obfuscation: The Defense Industry’s Position within Federal Cybersecurity Policy” (https://www.ndia.org/policy/cyber/2019-cybersecurity-report). This report examines recent cyberbreaches, the evolving regulatory environment governing cybersecurity, and analyzes a survey of 300 defense suppliers and their experiences with cybersecurity. Furthermore, the report provides recommendations for government and industry based on their findings.
July 28, 2015
Ron Kelly attended a joint meeting convened by the Workforce Data Quality Campaign and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education in Chicago, Illinois.
July 15, 2015
Ron Kelly, on behalf of the LMI Institute, attended the National Association of Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Labor Market Information Committee meeting in Denver, Colorado.
July 12, 2015
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.