Publications

Featured Publication

The Challenge Ahead: Developing Talent for 51,500 New Technical Jobs by 2025  the Challenge ahead  
A call to action paper written by Central Indiana leaders with FutureWorks.  The paper lays out the ongoing challenges of filling jobs with skilled talent and calls for a dramatic shift in how the community works together to prepare for a growing economy.

Linking Growth and Opportunity: Findings from the Frontfindingsfromthefront
A national report that summarizes what regions are doing to grow their economies and create widespread economic opportunity (part of FutureWorks' Regional Prosperity Project).


Catalyzing Regional Economic Transformation: Catalyzing RegionalLessons from funder collaboration in Northeast Ohio 
A paper written with the Fund for Our Economic Future and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

Certificates Count: An Analysis of Sub-baccalaureate Certificates Certificates Count
This report, commissioned by Complete College America, shows that to significantly boost postsecondary graduation rate, we must reinvent higher education to meet the needs of the new majority of students who must balance the jobs they need with the education they desire.

Completion with a Purpose 
FutureWorks’ report to Indiana’s Educational Roundtable analyzes and recommends a fundamental restructuring of skill development to align with the state’s wealth driving sectors.

Other Publications

Hampshire County Strategy: Industry Analysis and Crosscutting Themes Compendium

TechPoint Hire Up Technology Workforce Study

Supporting Wealth Drivers through Technical Talent

Raising the Bar on Skill Development

Greater Portland Economic Development Strategy

Comparative Research on Funding and Financing for Economic Development

The Crisis in Adult Education

Educational Attainment Strategies for Working Adults and Non-Traditional Students: Applying New Models in Postsecondary Education

Minding Their Civic Business: A Look at the New Ways Regional Business-Civic Organizations are Making a Difference in North America

Urban Sustainability and Community Development: Creating Healthy Urban Communities

Lifelong Learning: New Strategies for the Education of Working Adults

Money Matters: How Financial Aid Affects Non-Traditional Students in Community Colleges

Sustainable Communities Strong Growth: Regional Chamber Strategies for Sustainable Growth

Imagine a Region: Final Report of MetroBusinessNet

Evaluation of Massachusetts' BEST Initiative

Getting Serious About Lifelong Learning: Improving the Use and Value of Learning Tax Credits for Working Adults

Held Back: How Student Financial Aid Fails Working Adults (Exec Summ)

It Takes a Region to Raise a New Economy: How Business Leadership is Driving Regional Prosperity

Who Cares: Examining Greater Washington DC Health Care Workforce (Exec Summ)

Greater Boston Economic Development Strategy

Measuring What Matters: Higher Ed Accountability Systems for SW Pennsylvania

Title X: A New Fed-State Partnership in Higher Ed for Working Adults

Building Regional Connectors and Networks for Growth

 A+ Certification: A Pathway to Good Jobs for Low-Income People?