COVID-19 Essentials for Manufacturers: Health Education, Standards, & HR Concerns


While some may argue that the COVID-19 pandemic environment is now our "new normal," many small and medium-sized manufacturers are still struggling to keep up with the fluctuating workplace safety standards and overall health education of their workforce. With new data coming out and the frequent shifts in regulations, the same questions are resurfacing but [...]

The Future of Work and Inclusion


Workforce trends in automation and digitalization, accelerated by the pandemic, will continue to eliminate low-skill jobs. As these occupations disappear, displaced workers – disproportionately people of color – need skills and connections to get the good jobs of today and the future. A new report from IEDC’s Economic Development Research Partners program, “The Future of [...]