Technical Assistance

CREC and partners are developing a variety of technical assistance efforts to help states and EDDs improve collaboration:

  • A policy academy to bring together a small group of states to learn from each other’s initiatives.
  • Deliver on-site and virtual technical assistance through conferences and peer exchanges.
  • Conduct outreach and technical assistance on incorporating international engagement into CEDS.

Policy Academy:

CREC is excited to announce that we are seeking applicants for a 2023 Policy Academy for state and regional economic development leaders who want to improve their strategic alignment and collaboration. Please note that given interest in the Academy, the deadline for applying to participate has been extended to February 17. 



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.