Discovering and applying new and innovative economic development tools, models, policies, and programs
Creating Jobs and Wealth in Distressed Michigan Communities

Learn More

2013: Educational Attainment as an Economic Driver for States, Regions, and Communities

Co-Learning Plan - 2013

Authors: Larry Good & Jeannine M. La Prad, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce


This research built on national educational attainment and economic growth research and offers an analysis of Michigan efforts to promote investments in education and training that leads to sub-baccalaureate credentials tied to business and industry needs. It included strategies for increasing alignment between economic diversification and growth, educational investments, and outcomes.

Project Updated As Of September 30th, 2013

Author Information

Larry GoodLarry Good, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Larry focuses on workforce and education policy reinvention, including creating market-relevant credentials, career pathways, and industry partnerships at state and regional levels. Larry served as President of CSW from 1991 to 2005. He has an MBA from Michigan State University and a BA in political science from Oakland University in Michigan.

Jeannine M. La PradJeannine M. La Prad, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Jeannine focuses on research and evaluation of workforce policies and programs. She has interest in policies that support the development of both people- and place-based strategies. Prior to joining CSW Jeannine developed education and training programs for the private sector. She has an MA in higher education from the University of Michigan.

Contact the Author

View the Report