Convergent Nonprofit Solutions released a two-part article on talent development. Part one examines how workforce/talent has emerged as the key driver of economic development in communities of all sizes and explores the unique attributes of several creative workforce development and talent attraction initiatives being undertaken today. See Part 2.
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions released a two-part article on talent development. Part two outlines the steps chamber and economic development professionals can use to identify, implement, and fund their own unique organizational or community solution for workforce development and talent attraction goals. See Part 1.
The Charlotte Chamber announced that Allstate is expanding its operations center and adding 2,250 jobs in Charlotte. See the related video.
2017 Chamber of the Year, Category 3 Winner
The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County worked to ensure that the Chamber-managed Cummings Research Park, the 2nd largest research park in the U.S. and 4th largest in the world, continues to be the premier location to launch and build the most successful high-tech businesses by validating and repositioning the Park for existing company growth and new company recruitment for the next 50 years.
The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County created a 50-year master plan to support incubation and advancement for companies located at Cummings Research Park. The plan includes internal support for tenants as well as a physical space redesign to make the park more welcoming to new talent. See also Synopsis #1, Cummings Research Park (CRP) Master Plan.
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and the Milwaukee 7, a regional economic development partnership, worked closely with Wisconsin leaders to recruit Foxconn Technology Group to southeastern Wisconsin. See the related article.
Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn), the world's largest electronics manufacturing services provider, is expected to begin construction soon on a $10 billion world-class advanced display manufacturing campus in Racine County expected to create up to 13,000 jobs. See the related press release.
Short video conversation between the Charlotte Chamber's chief growth officer Keva Walton and economic developer Sven Gerzer to discuss the expansion of Allstate's operations center and the addition of 2,250 jobs in Charlotte. See the related press release.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber has secured $21 million to fund Tulsa's Future III, the third phase of the chamber's regional economic development initiative. The funds will go toward several job and wealth-creation efforts.
The purpose of the Associate position is to support two regional initiatives accelerating the growth, success, and wealth creation of minority entrepreneurs and small business owners.