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

GO Virginia

GO Virginia
Start Date: Nov 2023 — End Date: Oct 2024

The Talent Pathway Initiative (TPI) is a project of Go Virginia Region 7 that will bring together perspectives of leaders in business and education to address Northern Virginia’s workforce needs in computer services, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and George Mason University (GMU) Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) will conduct research to understand in-demand occupations and the related training programs currently available. The expertise and perspectives of the TPI Research Advisory Board will guide our work so that the final recommendations and implementation plan are relevant and actionable for policymakers, training providers, and employers in the Northern Virginia region.

About the Client

GO Virginia

Region 7 consists of the cities Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park; and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William. Total Population: 2,545,650 Total Employment:1,301,155 Unemployment Rate: 2.3% Median Income Level $132,128