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4th Annual Workforce and Economic Development Summit a Great Success!

Nov 19, 2009

On Tuesday November 17,2009 the Competitive Workforce Alliance,the Charlotte Regional Partnership and the York County Chamber of Commerce held the 4th Annual Workforce and Economic Development Summit at York Technical College.

The event featured speakers Dr. Mark Drabenstott,Director of RUPRI Center for Regional Competitiveness and John Metcalf with Corporation for a Skilled Workforce." Dr. Drabenstott spoke on the importance of regionalism and how working together can lead to regional prosperity."

John Metcalf gave a review of the Competitive Workforce Alliance"s release of the State of the Workforce Study - 2009 Update." The report addresses issues within the 16 county region of the Competitive Workforce Alliance and follows the changes in trends and the challenges the region has faced and the future that is yet to come.

The Summit was well attended with over 100 individuals coming out to show support and concern for the issues in the region." Attendees included: community college representatives,economic developers,workforce development professionals,and school system representatives,just to name a few.

To view the State of the Workforce Study - 2009 Update as well as both presentations from the Summit please click here." For more information on the 4th Annual Workforce and Economic Development Summit please contact Emily Clamp at (704) 348-2732 or by email at eclamp@centralina.org.

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