The Power of a Well-Trained Workforce:
A New Way of Thinking About Economic Development
The Greater Springfield Partnership has just announced a new workforce development program in partnership with nationally recognized community building expert Quint Studer and his team at Vibrant Community Partners (VCP).
Focusing on training and developing Springfield’s local business community accomplishes four big, overarching goals. One, it keeps the current businesses strong and healthy. Two, it develops talent, which attracts outside businesses and investment. Three, it helps start-ups and entrepreneurs get businesses off the ground. Four, it ultimately creates a thriving community.
Through a strong collaborative with Clark State College, FASTLANE, Minority Business Development (City of Springfield), OhioMeansJobs Clark County, private business coaches, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC Dayton), The Abilities Connection (TAC), Wittenberg University, and Young Professionals of Greater Springfield we will create a robust, cohesive, and well-coordinated offering to assist our business community.
We need your help as we work together to close the skills gap and determine the training that’s most wanted and needed by our business community. Please take a few minutes to complete our Business Survey.