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

Delta Workforce Program

Delta Regional Authority
Start Date: Jan 2021 — End Date: Jan 2022

The Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Workforce Program faces the dual challenge of developing new talent for the region’s leading industries while also supporting the retraining and reskilling of displaced and underutilized workers in distressed communities. With this Labor Market and Workforce Report, CREC aimed to advance the Program’s goals of building a more prosperous Delta regional economy while ensuring that all the region’s residents can fully participate.

This project produced a compelling analysis of the Delta’s talent assets and gaps, providing a roadmap for innovative program development and delivery. We delivered results, insights, recommendations, data products and toolkits to strengthen ongoing efforts to support industry-led workforce training, build collaborative talent pipelines, develop or enhance industry clusters and accelerate local and regional economic development.

The proposed research created customized data and insights for the region. Broad regional trend analysis and county-level descriptive statistics focused on skills and support systems were paired with detailed case studies.

Research & Planning

About the Client

Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority works to improve regional economic opportunity by helping to create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of the 10 million people who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state Delta region. Led by the Delta Regional Authority Board – comprised of the Federal Co-Chairman, appointed by the […]