Profile of the Economic Landscape and Workforce Supply of Union County, New Jersey: Update
Developed a a profile of the economic landscape of Union County, New Jersey.
From 2007 to 2008, the Heldrich Center worked with Union County, New Jersey government and the Union County Workforce Investment Board to produce a profile of the economic landscape of Union County based on an analysis of currently available data and interviews with key stakeholders. The Heldrich Center identified key trends in the local economy and key industries that drive the local and regional economy. The Heldrich Center also profiled the characteristics of the county workforce and identified the county's key education and training resources. The project resulted in a PowerPoint deck with text, charts, graphs, and maps in 2008. As a follow-up to the initial analysis, the Heldrich Center completed an updated analysis for the 2006-2012 period, profiled promising practices in involving workforce agencies in sector strategies, and made detailed recommendations about how the county can align its workforce efforts with economic development goals at the local and state levels.