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

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the Free Enterprise system improves society and the economy.

Website: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org

Project Catalogue

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 […]

Evaluating TPM Career Readiness Academy
Start Date: Jul 2024 — End Date: Jun 2025

CREC is collaborating with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the ongoing development of evaluation metrics for the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy. CREC will review metrics recommended in the TPM curricula, those identified by states participating in the Career Readiness Academy and will provide new metrics as appropriate. By engaging participants alongside their […]

Jobs and Employment Data Exchange (JEDx)
Start Date: Mar 2021 — End Date: Mar 2023

JEDx is an initiative to develop a public-private approach for collecting and using standards-based jobs and employment data. JEDx seeks to transform how job and employment data are organized, shared, and used to provide greater value to employers, workers/learners, government agencies, and others to improve the efficiency and equity of labor markets while protecting privacy. […]

Evaluating Talent Pipeline Management Initiatives and a Peer-Learning Process
Start Date: Jul 2017 — End Date: Dec 2019

CREC supports the USCCF Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy by helping 40 practitioners from regions across the U.S. to articulate their TPM initiatives and develop measurable program goals and objectives.  CREC facilitated two cohorts of 20 practitioners through a process in which they develop action plans and align performance measures with what they expect to […]

Job Data Exchange Pilot Evaluation
Start Date: Aug 2018 — End Date: Oct 2019

CREC is evaluating the pilot of a job data exchange service for employers. This U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) pilot project will support a set of pioneering employers in more clearly signaling their hiring expectations to education, training and credentialing partners. This project addresses barriers to skill development and talent management identified in the […]

Making Youth Employment Work
Start Date: Oct 2015 — End Date: Dec 2016

CREC offered quantitative analysis and targeted technical assistance expertise in support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in its Youth Employment Network pilot initiative. The initiative seeks to support two state and three local chambers in planning and pilot-testing effective youth employment programs by building a network of organizations dedicated to developing asset maps, […]