signifies the varying assets that will strengthen the Greater Birmingham region’s economic future
Burning Glass Technologies and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) conducted an economic development and labor market analysis to examine issues and opportunities to grow jobs and economic prosperity in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama region, which includes Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties.
Birmingham is only the second region nationwide to commission such a report from Burning Glass.
An aggressive public engagement initiative will take place throughout summer 2018 to share the report findings, collect insights and spur action to align education and training with jobs.
The name “building (it) together” communicates the need and opportunity for collaborative decision-making between industry and education moving forward. “(it)” is a flexible element that signifies the varying assets that will help to strengthen the Greater Birmingham region’s economic future, whether that is (talent), (entrepreneurship) or (momentum).
We can use this unifying information as we all make decisions, take action and start building (it) together. By doing so, we will collectively create a stronger economic future for everyone living in the seven-county region. Get started today by reviewing a summary of the findings and/or exploring the full report.
The report was developed by Burning Glass Technologies and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and funded through the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama.
Building (it) Together’s lead partners include:
Alabama Possible, Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA)*, Central Six AlabamaWorks!*, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham*, Innovate Birmingham, Jefferson State Community College, United Way of Central Alabama* and UAB*. (*Report funder)