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By 2020 it is estimated that shortages of workers with postsecondary-level skills could grow to 14 million.(1) For states with a shrinking workforce, it is essential to educate residents for existing jobs and create new jobs and industries to retain college graduates.

Investments in K-12 and postsecondary education are important to accomplishing both of these goals.

To learn more about economic workforce development please check out the What States are Doing and the Selected Research and Writings links.

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(1) Anthony Carnevale and Donna Desrochers, Standards for What?: The Economic Roots of K-16 Reform (Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service, 2003).

 

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