Policy Academy

CREC issued a RFP in January 2023 to solicit applications from state/EDD teams. In addition to the RFP, CREC hosted a webinar to discuss the opportunity and answer questions from potential applicants:

 Aligning Strategies Policy Academy RFP

 Q&A Webinar Recording

 Transcript

Following evaluation of the applications, CREC selected six state teams to participate in the 2023 Policy Academy: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. These teams are committed to improving their strategic alignment and collaboration in their state. The blogs below summarize the team’s Academy activities

  Strengthening Partnerships: Improving the Alignment Between States and Economic Development Districts

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

 Building From a Strong Foundation: The Kick-Off Meeting for the CREC Policy Academy

 Empowering Economic Development: Progress on the CREC Policy Academy for Strategic Alignment

  Webinars

  Aligning Strategies: Lessons from Six States (1 of 2 Webinars)

  Aligning Strategies: Lessons from Six States (2 of 2 Webinars)

 Marketing Your Improved State-EDD Alignment

  Making the Case for State-EDD Alignment

  Building From a Strong Foundation: The Kick-Off Meeting for the CREC Policy Academy


The materials included on these State-Local Alignment webpages were prepared by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3070060 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.