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

Manufacturing USA Access Project, 2017

Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center
Start Date: Jul 2017 — End Date: Apr 2018

CREC provided advice and counsel to DVIRC in support of its Defense Industry Adjustment project.  DVIRC sought to create a collaboration model between DVIRC and the Manufacturing USA Institutes that would connect DoD small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) to the technology and expertise in Institutes, assuming the presence of Institute satellite facilities in the Philadelphia region as well as bring programming to the region.  CREC engaged with the project team, contributing to the planning, providing technical expertise regarding the effort and the national ecosystem.  A key aspect of CREC’s efforts included monitoring broader policy issues and providing strategic guidance to recommendations developed for the program.

Technical Assistance

About the Client

Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center

The DVIRC is an economic development organization established in 1988. We focus exclusively on the region’s manufacturing community to grow business value by providing direct services in three key areas: Consulting Services Executive Network Groups Training/Education