Brief Expert's Corner: Adult Education and Workforce Development Can Be Key Assets in Local Economic Development
Nancy M. Pindus
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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.
Research Areas Education Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Workforce
Tags Workforce development Public service and subsidized employment programs Job opportunities
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center