Workforce development is the next wave of economic development. The overwhelming opinion of the private sector is that businesses grow and prosper where there is a talented, well-suited workforce. Learning to partner with Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and education to create this workforce is not an option for economic developers; it is a new requirement of the profession. Creating excellent workforce development systems through sector strategies leads to the retention, expansion, and attraction of jobs.
This report summarizes six case studies that profile economic and workforce development organizations that are using innovative and effective practices to improve workforce development outcomes in their communities.
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