Sector partnerships are partnerships of business leaders, from the same industry and in a shared labor market region, who work with education, workforce development, economic development, and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of their industry.
The Boulder Economic Council currently utilizes the Institute for Networked Communities' Next Gen Partnership Model.
Sectors currently offered, include -- manufacturing, IT, food and beverage, healthcare, and professional services.
Partnering with employers to discover and onboard talent is one of the many services offered by the Boulder Economic Council. Often-times, there are underlying issues with this process. An example of this includes relocation of candidates or finding positions for spouses or partners. Our team is eager to find solutions for these challenges.
In 2021, Boulder Transportation Connections (BTC) integrated with the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. This relationship provides the BTC with a direct connection to the Boulder business community, helping us provide Boulder’s workforce and residents with convenient, cost-effective and environmentally sound travel choices.
Childcare is at the top of the list of challenges affecting the region's workforce. The BEC regularly connects with community partners to find solutions for employers and employees to build programming and communicate opportunities.
The growing dependency on broadband for remote working and learning is impacting commercial real estate, workplace culture, and skill building. It is imperative we attract infrastructure investments to re-stimulate our regional economy, while addressing current essential workforce needs and long-term mobility issues.