Identifying Workforce and Economic Development Opportunities in the Upper Rio Grande Region
C2ER/CREC, in collaboration with Workforce Strategy Center, conducted a workforce needs assessment as the foundation for a regional workforce strategy for the Upper Rio Grande Region.
The assessment focused on the workforce needs for key industries growing in the region, including the significant opportunities being created as a result of the planned expansion at Fort Bliss, the development of a new medical school, the transformation of international trucking and related distribution activities at the border crossing, the growth of homeland security along the US-Mexico border, as well as a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities in the surrounding rural region.
About the Client
Upper Rio Grande Workforce Development Board
Workforce Solutions Borderplex is one of 28 workforce boards in Texas that provides employers with skilled workers and helps individuals develop the skills needed to thrive in the workplace.