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Document Number: 7554

Policies to Engage Postsecondary Education in State Economic Development MS Word PDF - Confronted with the challenge of developing more globally competitive regional economies, policymakers have taken a renewed interest in the role of postsecondary education in state economic development strategies. A review of recent legislation suggests that states are implementing policies and making investments in the following three mechanisms: (1) Collaborative research initiatives; (2) Workforce development programs; and (3) Economic development boards, commissions or councils. This ECS StateNote describes these three policy mechanisms, highlights noteworthy policies that have been enacted and looks at a sampling of state policies enacted since 2004. (Ashley Zaleski, Education Commission of the States, September 2007)...
Author: Ashley Zaleski
Publication: StateNote
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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Economic/Workforce Development

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