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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

Arizona Aerospace and Defense Industry Survey and Data Collection

Arizona Commerce Authority
Start Date: Oct 2015 — End Date: Sep 2015

C2ER managed a survey of more than 1,900 companies in Arizona to help the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) update its Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Industry Supply Chain Database. Information on 1,250 firms, collected by Oppenheim Research, under a subcontract with C2ER, will be incorporated into this publicly available database, accessible from the ACA’s website. C2ER conducted an analysis of the data collected to identify businesses that currently participate, or that may be eligible to participate, in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) 8(a) Business Development Program for socially and economically “disadvantaged” companies. The purpose of this analysis is to provide ACA with advice and contact information for outreach to disadvantaged businesses in Arizona’s A&D supply chain. C2ER’s analysis included 616 of the 1,250 firms that will be included in the in the updated A&D Industry. C2ER also produced an interview guide for in-person and telephone conversations to ensure that ACA staff can maintain and expand the database over time.

Research & Planning

About the Client

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is an aggressive new organization that has a laser focus on recruitment of quality companies and jobs for Arizona as well as the expansion of companies already here. The ACA, formerly the Arizona Department of Commerce, has been re-created as a streamlined, business-savvy organization focused on producing results that benefit businesses and the Arizona economy.

Project Updates

CREC Delivers LMI Training in Flagstaff & Sierra Vista, Arizona
September 30, 2015

Ron Kelly and Lindsay Johnson traveled to Flagstaff and Sierra Vista, Arizona to deliver three in-person labor market intelligence training(s) to engage and strengthen industry partnerships.