Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute September 1, 2022



September 1, 2022


Getting to Work[force]: State Business Incentive Database Summer 2022 Update

Workforce development has become a hallmark of community economic development, and the term encompasses the activities, policies, and programs that work to connect occupational skills and vocational training services with the economy’s actual need for workers. There are many strategies that states and regions employ to develop and maintain a skilled workforce, but the State Business Incentive Database that is maintained by the Center for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) specifically tracks programs that focus on the education, training, and recruitment of workers, especially those that concentrate on improving the skill base and job placement of the state’s labor base. Research suggests that aligning economic development programs and policies with community priorities will create initiatives that are more “people-centric and place conscious.” Evaluating the specific focus on workforce development programs across the nation allows for a better understanding of whom these programs serve and how they may best-serve their communities.

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September 27, 29 and October 4, 6, 2022

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September 20, 2022

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Creating Conversations on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Rural Economic Development

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Grand Rapids, MI

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