Who We Are

The CELab is a not-for-profit think tank focused on finding new ways to do economic development and workforce development at the community level. The 501(c)3 organization is engaged in researching structural problems facing community economies, developing new tools and approaches, and educating community leaders.
The CELab unites economic developers, business leaders, policy experts and social-science luminaries, all dedicated to identifying and developing cutting-edge programs and initiatives. Since forming in 2008, CELab has attracted the attention of political leaders and private investors who recognize the need and potential for revolutionary change in the world of economic development.
The CELab process works through a continuum of steps: charrette, white paper, pilot project, program model, and program promotion.