SLC Regional Resource | July 2013

Workforce Development in the SLC States

Sujit CanagaRetna

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Since the end of the Great Recession, there have been encouraging signs that America's manufacturing sector is experiencing a renaissance, albeit a muted one. While growth in the nation's manufacturing sector since the Great Recession remains a very positive development, it also thrusts another challenge to the forefront: creating an adequately trained workforce in the states to staff the increasingly complex positions involved in the 21st century manufacturing process. This SLC Regional Resource examines the efforts made by Southern states to create a skilled workforce with the capacity to staff a broad spectrum of positions in the resurgent manufacturing sector.