Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Labor Market Opportunities Study of the Nashville Economic Market Area

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Start Date: Jan 2007 — End Date: Oct 2007

C2ER/CREC conducted a Targeted Labor Market Opportunities Study for the Nashville area.

The study was designed to help leaders better align workforce development and education investments with the region’s economic development efforts. The study involved conducting an analysis of the industry and workforce trends, including forecasting anticipated growth sectors.

The team then matched those growth forecasts with economic development targets and identified the most relevant on-going education and training efforts. The study included recommendations for area leaders on the most significant investments required to ensure that Nashville has an adequate and adaptable workforce designed to create a regional competitive advantage.

About the Client

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating community leadership to create economic prosperity. The Nashville Area Chamber is Middle Tennessee’s largest business federation, representing more than 2,000 member businesses in 10 counties (Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Cheatham, Robertson, Wilson, Sumner, Williamson, Rutherford and Maury). Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, the Chamber works to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the region, while supporting the growth and prosperity of Chamber-member businesses.