The region's success in developing, attracting, and retaining Talent will determine what type of economic future we experience.

How do we insure that we meet the challenge for talent?

Talent makes up the underpinnings of the regional economy. Businesses can grow and expand when there is a reliable workforce with the right skills. Workers that are trained for the right skills can obtain jobs with living wages that provide financial and social stability for residents. When workers are employed, they spend money and support local businesses.

Projected Growth for Occupations Source: EMSI

Labor Force Participation Rate Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics

STEM Occupation Jobs Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

Links: A Framework for Growth & Investment in Northwest Michigan and A Framework for Talent in Northwest Michigan