COVID-19 Tracking Tool
This tracking tool will aid in understanding when and where North Carolina employers should be able to resume their operations to relaunch our economy while following public health recommendations to keep employees, customers and communities safe. COVID-19 case data is updated daily and economic data is updated as it becomes available. As new data becomes available, we will continue to expand this tool.
PPE Supply Chain
Early in the pandemic, providers across our country struggled to find adequate sources of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As it became clear that supplies around the globe were depleted, governments and those on the medical front lines looked to unconventional producers. Many companies, in turn, shifted their production to meet the need.
North Carolina’s rich history in textiles and manufacturing, coupled with our technology industry and strong logistics capability, make it a potentially national leader in PPE production. Partnering with EDPNC, the Foundation is securing a supply chain gap analysis through NC State to identify both our strengths and weaknesses to give us a data-driven foundation upon which to build this industry. Armed with these results, North Carolina will be able to market our assets and secure solutions for our gaps to position the state to jumpstart our PPE industry.
It is important to that we measure the progress on our long-term vision for our state. With that in mind, there are reports, surveys and processes in place to be able to measure the progress toward the goals outlined in North Carolina Vision 2030.
An online tool, Dashboard 2030 provides real-time measurement of key metrics of success and transparency to state leaders for consistent progress and continuous improvement.
Since 2014, the NC Chamber Foundation has released the Competitiveness Redbook index annually to provide readers with a data-driven guide to North Carolina’s economic health by comparing the state to the rest of the country in a variety of key indicators.
For the first time in 2017, North Carolina Vision 2030 Progress Assessment provides an update on each metric outlined in North Carolina Vision 2030. This piece demonstrates where our state stood when Vision 2030 was launched and provides an update on where North Carolina stands today.
Talent Pipeline Management
Charged with creating a strong, sustainable future for business and communities across North Carolina, the NC Chamber Foundation is tackling the workforce challenge head-on by expanding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) program within the state. This nationally recognized program has helped businesses in multiple sectors transform their workforce pipelines, and our team is excited to bring it to North Carolina.
TPM is a demand-driven, employer-led approach to close the skills gap by building pipelines of talent aligned to dynamic business needs. The process starts with the TPM Academy, where state and local chambers, business associations, economic development agency leaders, and employers are trained in the framework’s six strategies to drive partnerships with education and training providers. Trained facilitators then utilize supply-chain management principles to follow the framework, resulting in a more data- and performance-driven approach to improving these partnerships.
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NC Workforce Consortium
North Carolina has a decentralized workforce development system with numerous entities involved in training, reskilling, and providing other forms of job assistance. The Chamber Foundation recognized a need to bring the various groups together on a regular basis to share information, partner on specific initiatives, and collectively monitor the disparate workforce needs across the state. The newly created NC Workforce Consortium is led by the Foundation and the NC Community College System and includes partners from NC Works, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), the Governor’s office, MyFuture NC, and the North Carolina Rural Center, among others. This new collaborative effort enables a holistic approach to align talent development programs with the current and future needs of job creators. By identifying key areas of engagement, all parties can play a transformative role in developing the next generation of talent in our state.