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

Enhancing User Access to Available Labor Market Information

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Start Date: Apr 2014 — End Date: May 2015

CREC published the report: “Balancing Confidentiality and Access:  Sharing Employment and Wage Data For Policy Analysis and Research.” The report examines the restrictions and opportunities for using employment and wage tax record data to make better economic development, workforce development, and education policy investments.  During the project, CREC collected state and national statutes and rules, and systematically organized them into a repository.  CREC also interviewed participants in data sharing agreements to obtain their perspective regarding agreement development and implementation and conducted a one-day workshop for stakeholders including state and national leaders.  The data was integrated into a Kauffman Education Policy Digest on Data targeted to education and workforce policymakers.

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About the Client

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman is a private non-profit organization established by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. The Kauffman Foundation, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is among the largest private foundations in the United States.