Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonprofit organization established by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. The Kauffman Foundation, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is among the largest private foundations in the United States.

The foundation’s vision is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens in their communities.It focuses its grant-making and operations on two areas: Education and entrepreneurship — which its founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum.


Project Catalogue

Enhancing User Access to Available Labor Market Information
Start Date: Apr 2014 — End Date: May 2015

This research sought to catalogue the current state of practice in intra-state data sharing (data sharing among stakeholders within a state). It was also designed to recognize and catalyze efforts that try to balance the data confidentiality needs of individuals and employer taxpayers with the important role employment and wage data could play in strengthening policymakers’ statistical and program evaluation activities.