Building On the Knowledge Economy
The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) uses information and data to create resources and toolkits so that state and national policymakers can evaluate, shape, and implement effective and state- and region-specific programs that promote economic development efforts.
Many of our technical-assistance efforts are aimed at: federal agencies, regional and state offices, private nonprofits, educational institutions, and sub-state regional coalitions.
While our primary area of policy expertise relates to economic development, workforce development, and education, our network extends beyond these policy areas through the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) into a variety of fields ranging from health care, criminal justice and housing, and demographics to transportation.
Promoting Data Sharing to Enhance State Policy Making & Program Evaluation
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Start Date: Nov 2015 — End Date: Dec 2017
Supporting the State Small Business Credit Initiative Lending Programs
U.S. Department of Treasury, State Small Business Credit Initiative
Start Date: Nov 2013 — End Date: Sep 2017
Regional Aerospace & Defense Exchange (RADE) DIA Evaluation
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Start Date: Oct 2016 — End Date: Sep 2017
Texas Economic Adjustment Assistance
University of Texas at Arlington
Start Date: Sep 2016 — End Date: Aug 2017
Making Youth Employment Work
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF)
Start Date: Oct 2015 — End Date: Dec 2016