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May 02, 2017

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Apr 13, 2017

Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP)
ATEP GOALS: Create a cutting-edge education park that supports advanced technology, workforce development, and career-technical education & to attract strategic local and global partnerships and to provide student internship opportunities, synergistic collaborations, and workforce development. http://www.atepland.com/  

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Aug 05, 2016

Category: Economic Vitality Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Economic and Workforce Development Library, Business Attraction and Retention Library, International Development Committee (IDC) Library, Business Attraction and Retention Meeting Minutes, International Development Committee Meeting Minutes, Economic and Workforce Development Meeting Minutes

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Jun 08, 2016

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Apr 19, 2016

Board of Equalization’s Open Data Portal
The Board of Equalization’s Open Data Portal has added new features that make it easier to access our publicly available data in an easy-to-use format. Visit the website and you’ll find grids, graphs, and charts full of statistical information from a variety of categories, some that go back 100 years.  

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Feb 28, 2015

IVC Presentation
General Facts: Three out of every 10 Californians ages 18-24 are currently enrolled in a community college. 55 % of community college students are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and roughly 53 % are female. More facts...

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Dec 31, 2014

15 Facts about the Irvine Unified School District
Our schools have earned the California Distinguished School designation – considered the state’s highest honor – 61 times since 1986, and all four comprehensive high schools have been recognized at least once.

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Dec 31, 2014

Moving East to California
A shuttered airbase is redeveloped.  An article by Adam Lashinsky from Fortune Magazine Oct 28, 2013 about development in Irvine's Great Park.

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Dec 31, 2014

The Economic Development Impacts of Immigration
A large body of research, from sources across the political spectrum, largely supports the notion that immigration strengthens the U.S. economy and contributes to society in several ways. One of the most significant ways in which immigrants support the American economy is by reinforcing the labor pool.

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Dec 31, 2014

The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development
Ten things you should know: 1. Your local economic strengths and weaknesses, 2. Your community’s place in the broader regional economy, 3. Your community’s economic development vision and goals, 4. 4. Your community’s strategy...

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Dec 31, 2014

Creating Quality Jobs: Transforming the Economic Development Landscape
Job creation remains a key measure of success for economic development efforts. But the time in which all jobs were “good jobs,” to a certain extent, is over. Growth in the economy is becoming increasingly...

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Dec 31, 2014

Jobs in the Making
This report explores the evolution of the manufacturing sector and what communities can do to foster its viability.

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Dec 31, 2014

Reaching the Full Potential of STEM for Women ...
Women account for half of the labor force, yet they account for only one-quarter of core STEM jobs. Although the participation rates of women in STEM education and occupations have been rising over the past decades, women are still underrepresented in the core STEM fields.

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Dec 31, 2014

Site Selection #10 Factors
An attractive business environment, quality labor pool, and well developed infrastructure are among the shared advantages of those states ranked by the location consultants as the top choices for business.

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Dec 31, 2014

Board Of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and Economy (DWM) framework and the Student Success Initiative provide the foundation to launch a new system-wide effort: the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy.

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Dec 31, 2014

Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation a Strong Economy
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and Economy (DWM) framework and the Student Success Initiative provide the foundation to launch a new system-wide effort: the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy.

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Dec 31, 2014

Skills Cap – Perspectives on the Economy
Southern California’s Remarkable Life Sciences Industry: When we envision Southern California, we usually think about sun-drenched beaches, surfing, Hollywood, Beverley Hills, Rodeo Drive, and the seaside resorts of La Jolla and Newport Beach. It may surprise many to know that the region also has one of the largest life sciences industry clusters in the world...

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Dec 31, 2014

Bridging the Gap – UCIrvine News
Adaptive learning program developed at UCI supplements and reinforces math and science skills: Parents scrambling to keep kids academically engaged over the summer have a friend in ALEKS. The popular Web-based learning program created by cognitive scientists at UC Irvine hit a milestone this year, with more than 1 million students in kindergarten to college using the tool to fill gaps in their math and...

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Dec 31, 2014

The Cities Creating the Most Middle-Class Jobs
newgeography website: Perhaps nothing is as critical to America’s future as the trajectory of the middle class and improving the prospects for upward mobility. With middle-class incomes stagnant or falling, we need to find a way to generate jobs for Americans who, though eager to work and willing to be trained, lack the credentials required to enter many of the most lucrative professions.

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Dec 31, 2014

The Surprising Cities Creating the Most Tech Jobs
newgeography website: With the social media frenzy at a fever pitch, people may be excused for thinking that Silicon Valley is still the main engine for growth in the technology sector. But a close look at employment data over time shows that tech jobs are dispersing beyond the Valley and its much-celebrated urban annex of San Francisco.

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Dec 31, 2014

Amid a Manufacturing Skills Gap, a Primer for Training
Much has been made of the current and ongoing skills gap in manufacturing.... To be high-performing, every company should be continually looking inward and analyzing performance, including training of employees, and should strive to build on a culture of learning to drive innovation, quality and profitability.

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Aug 31, 2014

California State Common Core Standards
Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math.These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

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Aug 31, 2014

Computer Science vs STEM
Not a day goes by that I don’t read an article or speech about the need to invest in “STEM” education, to invest in our future, for our students, for our national competitiveness, etc. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - all of which are critically important for students to learn (regardless of the economy or jobs). Our governments tout STEM because of the...

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Aug 31, 2014

EDD Releases Regional Economic Analysis Profile
Industry clusters are groups of associated industries in a region that stimulate the creation of new businesses and job opportunities in a particular field. The application of workforce and economic development resources toward the continual development of industry clusters will help stimulate regional economic growth and boost the number of employment opportunities for a regional labor force.

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Aug 31, 2014

Creating Internship and Cooperative Education Student Programs: A Guide for Economic Development Organizations
This intern/co-op packet is meant to assist economic development professionals in their quest to hire an intern or cooperative education student (co-op).  An intern is one who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, making it similar to an apprenticeship.

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Aug 31, 2014

Entrepreneurship Teaching Resources
A collection of rescources for the educators of High School and College entrepreneurs including: contacts to High Scholl Entrepreneurship Programs, On-line Entrepreneur membership websites, Extended learning websites, and virtural simulated business challanges.

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Mar 31, 2014

Janus Forum Journal Spring 2014
Janus Institute teamed up with Site Selection to conduct a comprehensive survey of economic development professionals to determine how EDOs are using social networks to market communities and organizations. By Ron Starner Executive Vice President of Conway Data Inc.

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Oct 05, 2013

Education Matters!
The goal of the Roane Alliance’s Education Matters! Initiative is to ensure every child in Roane County (Tennessee) goes on to a post-secondary school…and does well when they do. "Not having a high school diploma can put you at a severe disadvantage in terms of finding a good job or finding a career," says Allen Lutz, Education and Workforce Development Specialist, "However, a high school diploma...

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Oct 05, 2013

Economic Development via Immigrant Workers
2013 Annual Conference Presentation:  It’s not an accident. Cities that are benefitting from influxes of immigrants have taken purposeful steps to facilitate integration.  There are existing models. Promising practices exist and can be adapted and adopted. Immigration does not occur in a vacuum; context of established neighborhoods and longtime residents/business owners is important.

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Oct 05, 2013

The Community College of Baltimore County
The Community College of Baltimore County is largest community college in Maryland and a “Great College to Work For” (The Chronicle of Higher Education). It is also the Top 100 Associate Degree granting institutions in the nation and the Top 50 fastest growing community colleges in the nation and the largest workforce development organization in the region.

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Oct 05, 2013

Taking the Mystery out of Best Places Rankings
2013 Annual Conference Presentation:  Panel consisting of Kurt Badenhausen, Senior Editor Forbes, Scott Cohn, Senior Correspondent CNBC & Dariel Curren, Senior Vice President Development Counsellors International.

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Oct 05, 2013

Skilled Workforce: As a means to Reshoring
From Rebekah Hutton, Director of Strategic Initiatives of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, a slide presentation on  meeting a companies needs, skilled workforce and  the top 3 issues: workforce, economic conditions and real estate market.

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Oct 05, 2013

The Connector Program: An Innovation in Immigrant Retention
2013 Annual Conference Presentation: With Fred Morley Executive VP and Chief Economist Greater Halifax Partnership

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Oct 05, 2013

The Technology Impact on Economic Development
2013 Annual Conference Presentation: How technology trends, innovation and globalization will affect traditional economic development agency business models.

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Oct 05, 2013

Banding Together Branding Together: Finding Common Ground Through Regional Marketing
“Your brand is what they say about you when you’re not around.”; The 4 P’s of marketing: , product, place, price, promotion. Peer recommendation isn’t just influential. Trust and distrust are widely shared. 56% of those aged 35-64 and 63% aged 25-34 were “likely to share their opinions and experiences about companies they trust or distrust on the web.” Moderator: Don McEachern, North Star Destination...

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Sep 17, 2013

Is There or Isn't There a Skills Gap?
American manufacturers often cite the “skills gap” as a major obstacle to company growth and industry resurgence. But some researchers argue that the situation is not as bad as often depicted, and even claim the gap is a myth. So what’s the truth? 

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Aug 31, 2013

2013 Workforce – Boardroom Conference - Prospective from Ed Burghard,
Prospective from Ed Burghard, The Burghard Group. The basic message flow of my presentation is: 1. Economic Development professionals (nor politicians) do not create jobs. 2. Companies are more interested in economic development professionals helping them backfill existing and forecasted openings from retirements with skilled labor than helping them to create new jobs. 3. Being able to more easily achieve their American Dream is important to...

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Aug 31, 2013

Help Wanted: (Ohio) Local Manufacturers Have Jobs They Can't Fill Because of Skills Gap
CLEVELAND, Ohio --  (Sept 3, 2013) Steris Corp. is trying to bring manufacturing jobs back to Northeast Ohio. A welcome development by any measure. There's one problem: The maker of medical equipment can't find enough qualified people to fill those jobs, despite promises of good pay and a clean and safe working environment.

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Aug 31, 2007

California Regional Economies Project – Industry Clusters 2007
Clusters of opportunity are sectors of the economy identified by growth in one or more areas: value, jobs or wages. A cluster of opportunity elaborates on the concept of an economic cluster – traditionally seen as export-oriented, geographically-concentrated, and interdependent industry sector...

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