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NC Dashboard

It is important that we monitor and track 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, NC Dashboard 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.

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Institute for Workforce Competitiveness

Responding to the urgent workforce needs of our business community and focusing on North Carolina’s future talent supply, the NC Chamber Foundation launched the employer-driven Institute for Workforce Competitiveness in March 2022. North Carolina and the nation face workforce challenges, changes, and opportunities. The states that successfully address these challenges will be best positioned for economic competitiveness.

The Institute for Workforce Competitiveness will focus on:
1. Elevating successful workforce initiatives that can be adapted to serve more businesses statewide.
2. Training North Carolina’s next generation of workforce development leadership.
3. The first two action items will later lead to non-partisan, data-driven, future-focused policy recommendations.

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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 across 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. Access the TPM one-pager.

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