A wide range of data on businesses is needed to target business engagement strategies and activities that solve unique business solutions in local and regional communities across the country.
Approaching firms with knowledge about their industry, business climate, market issues, etc. allows relevant data-driven dialogues, and adds value to the services you offer.
Data-Driven Business Engagement
Business services representatives target both industries and their business engagement strategies, designing approaches based on the economic and labor market data. Data is the guide, because targeted business services provide customized solutions for each individual business situation.
Offering an array of sector and industry strategies and solutions means there is a need to leverage the significant body of business knowledge and data already available, such as from the Census Bureau and other federal and state data sources.
See Guiding the Way with Labor Market Information and Business Intelligence for more information.
Business Engagement Collaborative Website
The Business Engagement Collaborative Community of Practice (CoP) provides cutting-edge resources, modularized content and facilitator guides on a variety of topics and tools that will help frontline staff engage and assist businesses, including the use of social media.
The CoP resources help you define solutions based on the business environment, and the typical workforce needs in today’s economy.
Small Business Development and Partnership Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to assist you in building strong partnerships between the workforce development system and small business-serving organizations to strengthen small business development, business retention, entrepreneurship and self-employment in your community.
Employment and Disability Resources for Businesses