A Southern Governors’ Association report that suggests the American South does have promise as a region whose economy might be led by a modern industrial architecture.
The National Association of Development Organizations report that that highlights Connect SI initiative. Connect SI has embarked on community initiatives in broadband connectivity, health care, youth leadership, agriculture, and energy in Southern Illinois.
Two National Association of Counties (NaCO) guides that discuss how to effectively engage stakeholders in the community effective public engagement and dialogue.
A National Governors Association (NGA) report that identifies six important trends that have emerged as governors have updated economic development strategies and introduced new initiatives in the past two years.
A National League of Cities’ City Practice Brief that highlights four agreements operating in Ohio’s Montgomery and Cuyahoga Counties, the Metro Denver region, and California’s East Bay. It closes with some key takeaways to consider when developing an agreement for your own region.
CEO for Cities is a Chicago-based group that assembles CEOs and other urban leaders to serve as catalysts for change in American cities.
A Cornell University’s School of Industrial Relations report that profiles the wide range of PLA/CWA provisions that have been designed and implemented during the last 15 years to establish goals and structures that assist in the creation of new standards and the implementation of new and existing laws and regulations related to the labor and employment rights of low income communities, women, and minorities.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is the vehicle for the $1 billion, 10-year Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative established in July 2008 by Governor Deval Patrick’s Administration and the Legislature to encourage the growth of discovery and production in the life sciences.
The Boston Foundation’s report that provides an up-to-date, independent evaluation of the $1 billion, 10-year Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) charged with the responsibility of carrying out its mission.
The Alexandria Network collaborates with libraries to provide technical support and co-work spaces for entrepreneurs.
A joint report from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, the documents changes in the region’s nonprofit sector since 1998.
The Employment and Training Administration has been charged with ensuring the Priority of Service (POS) is provided to veterans and covered persons. This responsibility is carried out by frontline staff in the American Job Centers (AJC, also known as Career One-Stops), with guidance and oversight provided by state and local workforce agency staff, ETA and Veteran Employment and Training Service (VETS) staff. Success in meeting this charge is contingent upon all involved workforce system understanding their roles, applicable regulations and effective/best practices. These modules will assist in meeting the demand for workforce system staff training. Training modules are interactive and compatible with common desktop computer systems, so that staff may take the training at their desk at times convenient to them. They include multiple scenarios as practical exercises for training reinforcement and provide training acknowledgement completion. Two separate training modules have been developed—Module 1, was developed for front-line staff; Module 2, for state and local workforce system leadership. Module 1: Veterans Priority of Service Computer-Based Training Module for American Job Centers (AJC) to train front-line staff, including veterans’ representatives and others, AJC operators and discretionary grantee/subgrantee front-line staff. Module 2: Veterans Priority of Service Computer-Based Training Module for American Job Centers (AJC) to train state and local workforce system leadership, including State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, State Workforce Agency staff and discretionary grantee project managers. Region IV point of contact for these modules is Bernie Cutter, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone number is 972-850-4618
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded a total of $15 million to Columbia University, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and High Tech Rochester to create three Proof-of-Concept Centers dedicated to helping inventors and scientists turn their high-tech, clean-energy ideas into successful businesses.
The New Jersey Community College (NJCC) Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development was founded in 2004 by the State’s community colleges to provide coordinated one-stop statewide education and training services to businesses and industries.
This report, the product of the California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force, contains recommendations aimed at improving the educational outcomes of students and the workforce preparedness of the state.
The Rogue Community College (RCC) Basic Healthcare Career Pathways Certificate that addresses the need for entry-level healthcare program training and education.
The Alaska CACHE is a web-based learning management system designed to increase access to ongoing continuing education/continuing medical education (CE/CME) for staff working in small, rural health facilities.
The NJ Innovation Partnership Institute in Clean-Energy Technology (IPI-CET) has been established at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. The main goal of the IPI-CET is to develop educational and training programs and curricula at various levels that are needed in response to rapidly increasing workforce challenges within the energy industry, providing expertise to Mechanical Engineering students specifically in the Nuclear Engineering field.
The National Association of Development Organization (NADO) Research Foundation reports about the Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network (KOIN) presented in two parts: a case study overview and more detailed description of steps performed and visualizations created to better understand regional economic development. These reports were produced in partnership with the EDA Know Your Region project. Part I: http://www.nado.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/KOINpart1.pdf Part II: http://www.nado.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/KOINpart2.pdf
The Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) Sustainable Economies Program provides Regional Trade Centers (RTCs) in rural Iowa with an in-depth economic assessment of the financial, social, and environmental “triple bottom line” well-being of the region coupled with technical assistance to the critical organizations and businesses of the region. The program provides sustainability assessments, technical assistance, and mentoring within the communities and businesses that drive the regional economy.