How one community college kept jobs local while earning an extra $1 million

Employers rate skilled labor pipeline a number one priority

Now more than ever, employers make decisions about where to locate their businesses based on the availability of skilled local workers. In fact, according to a survey of CEOs conducted by Area Development magazine, it is the most important consideration for businesses to determine location—even outweighing corporate tax rates and environmental regulations.

But still, not every company can generate the workforce it needs from the local labor market. So how can community colleges help fill the skills gap?

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