The TIP Report: Wired65 Regional Competitiveness Strategy aims to help regional leaders identify the top challenges and opportunities for the area and lay out a game plan to address them. The TIP Report, compiled by TIP Strategies, reflects conversations with business and community leaders throughout the 26-county region, as well as extensive data analysis and a review of trends affecting economic and workforce development. It is based upon the TIP model of Talent, Innovation and Place, which communities across the country have embraced to achieve successful and sustainable economies.
The TIP Report is comprised of eight chapters, organized into four sections:
- Section 1: Introduction
- Section 2: Regional Economic Positioning Analysis
- Section 3: Human Capital Analysis
- Section 4: Recommendations
- General Appendices
- Attracting & Retaining Talent to the Wired65 Bi-State Region
Wired65 engaged Next Generation Consulting to study the region with respect to the attraction and retention of young professionals. The Wired65 region has great quality of life attributes that it can build on in its quest to attract, retain and engage the next generation. These assets include affordable cost of living, a growing metro hub, and a college and university system that can import and keep talent in the region. The challenges include the perception of young professionals that one must leave the region to have a prosperous career and the need for public infrastructure to further connect the region. These pages provide inspiration for teaming with young professionals, their families, and the energy and pride they bring to the region.
The Strategic Framework presented in the Regional Competitiveness Strategy describes the following recommendations:
- Fix the pipeline
- Prepare for 21st Century Jobs
- Create a Talent Magnet
- Invest in Priority Sectors
- Focus on Quality of Place
You can download the full Regional Competitiveness Strategy here.