Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) is working with partners in Texas to mitigate the impact of defense spending adjustments and budget cuts on the state economy by identifying and assisting affected businesses, creating analyses to aid economic planning for affected regions, and facilitating high-impact entrepreneurship and technology acceleration activities in those regions. Texas enjoys a diversified economy, but relies significantly on defense expenditures, especially in certain sectors. In addition, there is a natural synergy between small, innovative companies and large prime contractors that is underdeveloped in most of Texas.
CREC seeks the assistance of a well-qualified contractor to assist with developing a Defense Supply Chain Economic Growth Analysis, Web Tool and Instructional Material.
This course provides novice labor market information (LMI) analysts with an introduction to LMI and basic analytical methods that support state and regional workforce development strategies. Through discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will gain exposure to various workforce, demographic, and economic data sources and apply basic analytical skills to answer real-world questions that policy makers and practitioners encounter.
Adrienne Johnson, Vice President of Research, Greater Memphis Chamber
Nick Belieciks, State Employment Economist, Oregon Employment Department