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

Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.


Project Catalogue

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 […]

Increasing Public Labor Market Information Capacity to Provide Sub-State and Skills Projections Data
Start Date: Dec 2021 — End Date: Mar 2023

CREC collaborated with the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) to increase the capacity of the public Labor Market Information (LMI) system to provide relevant substate and skills data for education and training providers. The project inventoried substate projections availability among states, reviewed and documented methods for developing substate projections, added new substate projections content and toolkits […]

Counting the Prevalence of Post-secondary Certifications and Licenses 2018-2020
Start Date: Nov 2018 — End Date: Dec 2020

CREC, worked in collaboration with the Labor Market Information Institute, provided information about the prevalence of certifications and licenses to students, parents, faculty, individual workers, business leaders, policymakers, and members of the public.  CREC created state-level data from analyzing micro-data of national surveys highlight how prevalent certifications and licenses are for different industries and occupations, […]