Support Workforce Development
Increasing or improving residents’ education and skills makes local companies more productive. A skilled workforce can also attract new businesses to the area and encourage locals to create new companies. Leaders can collaborate with their local area workforce development board, business and philanthropic communities, and nonprofits to create a plan to direct resources to the most promising sectors of the local economy.
Some questions to guide your thinking
- Which organizations have a vested interest in a more skilled workforce?
- Which industry clusters should be targeted for investment?
- Which career pathways should be prioritized?
- Which segments of the population should be targeted for investment?
Preparing for the future of work
National Governors Association