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ERIC Number: ED306448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Link. Coordinating Economic Development and Employment and Training. State Governments. Regional Councils. Local Economic Development Agencies.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Association of Regional Councils, Washington, DC.; National Council for Urban Economic Development, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Development Agencies, Washington, DC.
This document consists of three closely related reports, dealing with "State Governments", "Regional Councils", and "Local Econcomic Development Agencies", respectively, together with a fourth document, a preceding overview. These documents draw from results of a project to identify successful approaches to coordinating economic development and employment and training programs and to assist agencies that want to initiate coordination efforts. Three complementary reports describe how local economic development agencies, regional councils, and state governments can link the functions of economic development and human development, how the responsibilities and resources of the different levels of government can blend effectively, and how the public and private sectors can collaborate to meet both the needs of business and the needs of individuals. The first of these three reports describes how some state governments have successfully linked their employment and training and economic development programs. Lessons are drawn from nine case studies for other states that want to undertake similar efforts. A list of contact persons and 21 references are included. The second report, on regional councils, provides case studies to illustrate the approaches taken by councils in Virginia and Kentucky in playing a catalytic role in promoting public/private partnerships and developing more effective means for working with business. The third report, on local economic development agencies, describes types of linkages, illustrates through case studies the issues in the establishment of linkages at the local level, and offers recommendations for properly structuring linkages. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development, Employment Programs, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, School Districts, State Government, State Programs, Statewide Planning
National Alliance of Business, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005 (Catalog No. R002780, set of three, $19.95 plus $1.50 postage and handling; 10 or more sets, $17.95 each; Catalog No. R002963, Overview only, free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Association of Regional Councils, Washington, DC.; National Council for Urban Economic Development, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Development Agencies, Washington, DC.