Our mission is to engage business partners in regional strategies that advance economic objectives, measure impact, and enhance education and workforce partnerships.


Return on Investment

Bringing together stakeholders to evaluate the efficiency of our region's investment in creating career pathways and preparing the future workforce.

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Alignment to our Regional Economy

Aligning our regional economy's needs with economic development, workforce development and education systems paves the way for real change.

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Business Engagement & Work-Based Learning

Creating a continuum of meaningful learning experiences for our young people takes a network of dedicated and inspired employers opening their doors.

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Matter of Degrees: The Effect of Educational Attainment on Regional Economic Prosperity: Feb. 2013, Milken Institute

“What region wouldn’t want to be the next Silicon Valley or Research Triangle? It’s not an impossible goal with the right policies and investments in higher education. While it’s intuitive that an educated population, good jobs, and prosperity go hand-in-hand, this study proves the strong relationship between educational attainment and a region’s economic performance. The […]

Characteristics of a High Performing Industry Partnership: The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

  “The National Fund defines an industry partnership as a dynamic collaboration of a regional group of employers— typically from a particular industry sector, but sometimes from multiple sectors or based around a set of occupations—who convene regularly with the assistance of a workforce intermediary. Employer members discuss their shared human-resources issues, exchange information about […]

2016 Snapshot: Linked Learning in Motion

“Linked Learning is a successful approach to education based on the idea that students work harder and dream bigger if their education is relevant to them. It prepares students to graduate from high school ready for college, and with skills needed to thrive in the workplace.” Check out the interactive report.  About James Irvine Foundation