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

Construction Trades Labor Study

Arizona Commerce Authority
Start Date: Oct 2004 — End Date: Oct 2005

The Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) staff coordinated a survey of more than 1600 construction trades firms and 55 construction trades apprenticeship and training providers. The staff examined occupational projections, skill demands, and training program gaps to help frame Arizona’s workforce policy. The Arizona Department of Commerce used the study results to reshape its investments in training and apprenticeship programs statewide.

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.