In 2011, the 10 county region of Northeast Indiana around Ft. Wayne was the leading region for percentage of year over year job growth. The region’s success in the face of challenging economic conditions wasn’t an accident. It was the result of intentional alignment between its workforce and economic development efforts. This concept of workforce as
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The skills mismatch debate underscores why a solitary focus on college completion is insufficient to build competitive regional economies. The paradox of persistent unemployment and unfilled jobs has many analysts pointing to a skills mismatch in the economy. This widely accepted hypothesis has come under fire recently, with implications for local and regional economic development.