About CREC

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded to provide policy-makers from around the world with the information and technical assistance they need to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies.

Our staff members come from around the globe, bringing with them diverse backgrounds, and world-class skill sets.

CREC staff

Allison Ulaky
Research Analyst


Allison Ulaky is a Research Analyst with CREC on the economic development team. Ms. Ulaky is a recent graduate from Virginia Tech with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning with a Graduate Certificate in Economic Development. While at Virginia Tech, Allison was a Graduate Research Assistant at the Virginia Tech Center for Economic and Community Engagement. She contributed to feasibility studies, industry cluster analyses, and workforce reports, as well as led outreach initiatives and data collection efforts.

Ms. Ulaky also holds a B.A. in Anthropology, Spanish, and Urban Affairs with a minor in Criminology from Albright College. She is originally from Lancaster, PA.

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