Report

Growing Wages and Jobs: How City Government Can Help Lead in Workforce Development and Public Education

In May 2017, NRN convened representatives from five cities (Baltimore, MD; Passaic, NJ; Salinas, CA; Waco, TX; and Winston-Salem, NC) to discuss their experiences leading efforts to link economic development to workforce development and education. Based on their insights and our work with these cities and others, we have identified common challenges, strategies, and “promising practices” that city governments can implement to support a well-educated and skilled workforce necessary for business attraction, retention, and expansion.

This report - Growing Wages & Jobs: How City Government Can Help Lead in Workforce Development and Public Education  - is the final product of that research. Deb Vaughn of Network Consortium member PFM and consultant on several Network engagements authored the report.