Why it Matters
There is no better economic development tool than a talented and competitive workforce. A skilled workforce should be paramount in any plan to drive economic growth. Developing an effective workforce requires a dedication to excellence in our pre-K–12th grade system, colleges, universities and career techs across the state. Assuring access to first-class education and training can be challenging. However, investing in quality systems that produce college and career ready graduates will prove invaluable for business.