Be deliberate about bringing 5,000 high-paying new job opportunities to our region that build on our strong manufacturing history and secure its future.

WHY? These jobs give our workforce and our kids more career choices to increase their household income.

  • Build a SMART Adv. Manufacturing & Health and Life Science Cluster
  • Support Supplier Diversity through Regional Employers
  • Incentivize Growth through Cohesive Business Retention and Expansion
  • Cultivate New Growth Sectors for our Region (i.e. Technology, Logistics, and Energy)
A highly trained workforce that is globally competitive and relevant.

WHY? When we add a highly trained workforce to our many existing assets, we will become an even greater place for our citizens and our businesses to grow, thrive, and commit to being part of our future. With our central US location and our unparalleled transportation options (highways, direct access to the worldwide waterways, and a great airport), global relevance is ours for claiming.

  • Foster a Work-Based Learning Ecosystem Kindergarten thru Post-Secondary
  • Create an On-Going Mechanism to Align Credentialed Learning Outcomes to Industry Demand
  • Align Resources around Students to Ensure Cradle to Career Success