By JOTF on 10/28/2013
by Andrea Roethke

Earlier this month JOTF released a new report exploring the workforce development landscape in Prince George’s County. While the county is faring well in many respects, local workers face a unique mix of challenges, with educational gaps at the top of the list.  Our report frames and qualifies these challenges, providing the context for what we hope will be a collaborative effort to identify and implement solutions.

 

Prince George’s County is part of a thriving regional economy, and the County’s $70,715 median income reflects this. Some of the overall statistics on the county can be deceiving, however, as they mask significant regional disparities. Communities inside the Capital Beltway have much higher rates of unemployment and poverty, for example.

By JOTF on 6/27/2012
by Andrea Roethke
A report hot of the press from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce gives the performance of Maryland colleges and universities a mixed review.  In Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education, the Chamber’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce examines performance, cost and outcomes at public institutions in all 50 states.
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