How states can help the CHIPS Act succeed

In a recent Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) webinar, representatives from Arizona, New York, and Texas highlighted the role states play in fostering the growth of the semiconductor industry. According to the state economic development leaders, longstanding state efforts to attract and expand semiconductor facilities are an important enabler for the federal CHIPS Act, which […]

Building From a Strong Foundation

Much like in a building, a strong foundation serves as an important base for structural change. Indeed, a sturdy foundation provides the support necessary to withstand powerful challenges and allow for process transformation and organizational growth.

SSBCI – Rebuilding Manufacturing Through Access to Capital

Manufacturing has long been a staple of America’s economic engine even with recent employment declines. Today, the sector is seeing a strong resurgence due to private investment in new industries and products, public investment in R&D and business development assistance, and credit support through such programs as the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). A […]

And…We’re Off! The Policy Academy to Strengthen State and Local Strategic Alignment Kicks Off

In every project there are opportunities for research and education. Both are useful and provide a fundamental baseline for understanding an issue and sharing information. But nothing beats one-on-one technical assistance where you work closely with organizations as they strive to improve service to customers and stakeholders. The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) Policy […]