Indiana has experienced a relatively rapid economic recovery, but long-term growth and equity challenges remain, new report from Brookings finds

2021-03-25T16:19:45-04:00February 10, 2021|

WATCH: CICP President and CEO David Johnson and Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program Senior Fellow Mark Muro talk about the Indiana GPS Project report on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick. Washington, D.C. – Indiana, like other states, is facing a critical moment as it contemplates its post-pandemic future after a year of historic tumult, quarantines, and recession. While it has managed, by some measures, one of the stronger recoveries from the initial COVID-19 crisis among states, Indiana must now address a set of “preexisting conditions,” including multiyear productivity slippages in its advanced-industry sector, recurrent struggles with industry and labor market shifts, and a shortage of quality employment. A new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, in partnership with the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), titled “State of renewal: Charting a new course for Indiana’s economic growth and inclusion,” draws [...]

Brookings Institution: An Individualized Network for Connecting Talent With Jobs in Central Indiana

2021-04-05T16:45:58-04:00October 22, 2020|

The Brookings Institution has written a case study featuring the innovative program created by CICP talent and workforce development initiative Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy that provides a central location for dislocated workers to connect with available jobs or training opportunities.  The Rapid Re-Employment Response plan is a coordinated effort by the Regional Workforce Partnership (RWP) comprised of nonprofits, employers, state agencies, and community organizations. At the request of Mayor Joe Hogsett, the RWP has turned its collaborative efforts toward a unified plan to assist residents of Indianapolis in getting back to work as quickly and safely as possible. [READ MORE]  

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