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

Siouxland Tri-State Regional Innovation Project

Western Iowa Tech Community College
Start Date: Jan 2009 — End Date: Jan 2009

CREC, in collaboration with the Institute for Decision Making, Iowa Workforce Development and Network Weavers, worked to develop a strategic regional workforce plan for an 11 county, tri-state region around Sioux City, Iowa. This work was funded by a Regional Innovation Grant from the US Department of Labor. The project sought to craft a unique and inclusive strategy that would allow the region to enhance its competitive position by preparing a highly skilled and educated local workforce. In order to do this, the strategy included a number of initiatives with broad-based community support that align workforce development, economic development and P-20 education.


About the Client

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Western Iowa Tech has a huge array of programs and services to assist people from all walks of life. Our faculty and staff are focused on making sure you have the resources you need for success.