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

Jennie Allison
Director of Networks and Partnerships


Jennie Allison is Director of Networks & Partnerships for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC). With the organization since September 2014, she oversees the management of base partners through the associations and networks CREC manages and provides strategic guidance to support the networks and their long term plans. She works with the membership associations, serves as advisor to the Cost of Living Index (COLI), directs the organization’s training program, and provides project facilitation and technical support.

Jennie provides management support for membership associations and co-directs the annual meetings for these groups including the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, Projections Managing Partnership (PMP), Community Indicators Consortium (CIC), and the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).

Currently Jennie is serving as facilitator with the Recovery to Work Project, helping local economic development districts within the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) create local ecosystems to get those in recovery back into the workforce and healthy, independent local citizens.

She is a proud Double Dawg with a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics and Management from the University of Georgia.

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