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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

May 10, 2023

Walking the Economic Development Tightrope

For many of us, there has been a fundamental shift in how we approach economic development. As the job market has tightened the challenge of bringing in a new project has increased exponentially. How do we continue to look for opportunities when our current employers can’t fill their staffing needs?

  • Everyone loves the new announcement and golden shovel ceremonies
  • How does that play with our existing companies?
  • 750,000 jobs are unfilled in the manufacturing sector
  • Deloitte Insights predicts that 2.1 million manufacturing jobs will remain unfilled in the U.S. alone by 2030
  • Worker shortage and a skills Gap