Brief Coordinating Workforce and Economic Development under WIOA
Economic Development Strategies, Information Brief 2
Lauren Eyster
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This brief looks at the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) and its emphasis on coordination between economic development and workforce development programs. In fact, one WIOA’s main purposes is to better align workforce and economic development systems, more tightly connecting the two than in earlier legislation. The brief provides an overview of WIOA’s emphasis on economic development, and strategies for how state economic development agencies to participate in state WIOA planning activities. This brief is part of a State and Local Finance Initiative project on state economic development strategies.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Education Taxes and budgets Workforce State and local finance
Tags Fiscal policy Workforce development State and local tax issues Beyond high school: education and training
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center