Expert's Corner: Adult Education and Workforce Development Can Be Key Assets in Local Economic Development

Brief

Expert's Corner: Adult Education and Workforce Development Can Be Key Assets in Local Economic Development

January 29, 2007

Abstract

In the shift from a natural resource-based to a knowledge-based economy, there are winners and losers at the local level. Why do some communities manage to retain employers, and even attract new employers, while others seem to be left behind? This issue addresses the relationship between workforce development and economic development. The highlighted reports present findings about the role of adult education in workforce development and about how sector strategies are addressing worker and employer needs at local and regional levels.

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