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

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

CREC is collaborating 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 will inventory substate projections availability among states, review and document methods for developing substate projections, add new substate projections content […]

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, […]