Welcome to FutureWorks

FutureWorks helps design strategies, inform policies, and build institutions that promote sustainable, skill-based regional economic growth and competitiveness.  Our seasoned team has an in-depth understanding of regional economies, civic engagement, and talent development - especially community colleges.

Our particular strength is knitting together solutions that apply practical lessons from all three of these areas.   We have a strong belief in the value of economic inclusion, which is a thread that runs through all of our work.

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What's New

New Publications!
See our list of new publications including: Linking Growth and Opportunity, Raising the Bar on Skill DevelopmentCertificates Count, and Completion with a Purpose.

Complete College America
FutureWorks is working with dozens of states through CCA to significantly increase the number of Americans with a college degree or credential.

Regional Prosperity Project
We just held our third meeting of the Learning Network focused on linking economic growth and opportunity. See the project page for more on the 10 participating regions, meeting agendas, and learning papers.

National STEM Consortium
Our team is guiding a 10-college consortium that is testing new approaches to training for high-demand jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Fund for Our Economic Future
FutureWorks is producing a Knight Foundation sponsored "lessons learned" report as follow up to our recently completed strategy to help the Fund advance the economy of Northeast Ohio.

HireUp Indy!

FutureWorks is in phase II of this Joyce-funded project to build demand-driven workforce development capacity in Central Indiana.