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.

We are excited to announce that six state teams have been selected 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 Academy had a kick-off meeting on April 27-28 and a future blog will summarize the meeting’s activities.



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.