Workforce Development


The purpose for the Governor's 2013 Economic Summit was to develop statewide and regional strategies to foster collaboration between the public and private sectors. The goal of the Summit was to generate solutions to the growing talent needs of our job creators by aligning our state's rich talent supply with existing and future demand. Below is a link to the Summit guide including important regional workforce development data. St. Clair County is in region 8.

Governor's Economic Summit Report


Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan

This report was developed by the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan (WIN). WIN is a collaborative effort between eight community colleges and seven Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs), in partnership with numerous other organizations (businesses, universities, economic development, community based organizations, etc.), to create a comprehensive and cohesive workforce development system in Southeast Michigan that provides employers with the talent they need for success.

WIN's goals are to provide current and actionable labor market intelligence to allow for greater regional talent system effectiveness; strengthen and sustain an employer-driven talent system that serves as a resource hub and connection point for regional businesses and stakeholders; and improve institutional, local, state, and federal talent development policy through research, thought leadership, and innovative practice.

WIN covers a 9-county area in Southeast Michigan, including Genesee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne.

WIN was founded with the support of the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan and publicly launched in November 2011.

This report attempts to clarify the current state of the Southeast Michigan labor market, following numerous years of recession and moving into the early stages of renewed growth. It looks at the past, present, and future, understanding that each is complex and the latter particularly hard to predict.

Recommendations in the report provide some important ideas that could help the future of the region's economy, understanding that talent development is economic development, and resources and effort must be deployed towards both.

This report is made possible with the strong support and guidance of the WIN board and efforts of the WIN staff. Underwriting for this report helped ensure its design and production and in no way influenced the presented results, conclusions, or analyses.


Southeast Michigan (WIN) Report