SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis is a framework used to evaluate a community or organization and to develop strategic planning. SWOT analysis assesses internal and external factors,
as well as current and future potential.
A SWOT analysis is designed to facilitate a realistic, fact-based, data-driven look at the strengths and weaknesses of an organization, its initiatives, or an industry. The organization needs to keep the analysis accurate by avoiding pre-conceived beliefs or gray areas and instead focusing on real-life contexts. Organizations should use it as a guide and not necessarily as a prescription.
Strategic economic development plans are integral to achieving sustainable and measurable economic growth, as well as quality of place.
With a formal plan, communities and organizations can take control of their economic development, set clear and attainable economic development objectives, and design policies and programs to achieve them. Without one, your economic future is reactive at best. At worst, it’s in the hands of others.
Workforce Analysis and Plan Development
Many communities and businesses across America are struggling to ensure that they have the workforce to fulfill their increasing demands. In order for communities and businesses to maintain and increase their economic vibrancy, they must be creative and collaborative in addressing their workforce needs.
We provide the following services and assistance to our clients to address their current and future workforce issues:
Skills Gap Analysis
Workforce Development Planning
Labor Market Analysis
Business and Education Collaboration
Perkins-Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
Increased Resources and Funding
Well, now you have a plan! What is next? How are you going to implement the plan and where is the increased funding going to come from?
We know that we need these services but is our organization too small (NO) and can we afford (YES) these services?