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

University of Illinois, Urbana

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community of students, scholars, and alumni is changing the world.

With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact.

Project Catalogue

Benchmarking for the WIOA Planning Process
Start Date: Jan 2015 — End Date: Dec 2015

CREC assisted researchers at the University of Illinois designed to support state and regional planning for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  Researchers reviewed a matrix of potential data requirements and identified information that reflected the best benchmarks for econoimc development output and performance, including commenting on the most feasible metrics available for local workforce […]