“We work on the major problems facing economic development today…the stuff that most people are afraid to work on.”
– Mark Lautman
A New Algorithm
The CELab is developing a more comprehensive and rigorous planning and management process for the economic development of communities.
New Program Approaches
We develop new job creation program approaches to work in the 21st Century.
We are working on the practical integration of job creation, workforce development, education and poverty reduction.
We are exploring the accelerating impact of artificial intelligence and technology on the future of state, regional and local economies.
In an economic contraction scenario, lost economic base jobs trigger cascading losses in service jobs, thereby diminishing the net worth of local residents and businesses and eroding the tax base.read more