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

NC State of the Workforce Study and Policy Development Process

North Carolina Department of Commerce
Start Date: Oct 2006 — End Date: Oct 2007

The Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) collaborated with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce to analyze the State’s current labor market in and identified major supply and demand characteristics, barriers, and gaps.

The study examined demographic trends and labor market issues, with an emphasis on the differences among the state’s three major geographic regions as well as distinctions between metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas. An important part of the study included projections of state’s labor supply and demand as well as an analysis of the capacity of the state’s higher education institutions to meet the projected needs.

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About the Client

North Carolina Department of Commerce

The North Carolina Department of Commerce is responsible for state economic, community and workforce development. It works with local, regional, national and international organizations to fulfill its mission to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians.