Workforce Development is Economic Development
Mike Coonrod, sbjLive Producer

Workforce Development is Economic Development

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“So what we have discovered is that workforce development has quickly become economic development, and so in order to continue the growth that Branson has seen, we need a strong, skilled workforce,” says Heather Hardinger, Director of Workforce Strategy and Programs with Taney County Partnership. Hardinger says their approach includes educational efforts with local schools as well as talent-attraction to draw skilled workers to the area. The area labor force needs workers skilled in construction, hospitality, and manufacturing among other professions. Hardinger is a Springfield Business Journal 2019 40 Under 40 honoree.

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