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2024 Workforce Guide

Workforce has been cited in Site Selection Magazine's annual survey of corporate consultants as a top factor in site selection decisions for several years in a row. The 2024 Workforce Guide by Conway Data Inc. is a special report that offers insight and analysis into best workforce development practices and alliances around the U.S.


The 10 Biggest Workforce Challenges Facing America Today
Ron Starner leads off this year’s Workforce 2024 publication with the results of a survey of leaders in economics, workforce development, site selection and economic development.
Solving the Remote Work Dilemma
Here’s how top employers are handling the return-to-office debate.
Closing the Workforce Housing Gap
The markets where it’s happening and why it’s important.
“Tier Two” Locations Offer Potential Solution During Tight Labor Markets
In the past few years, we’ve experienced some of the most competitive labor markets in recent history.
The 4-Day Work Week¦ Has Its Moment Arrived?
Pandemic-era lockdowns put 20 million American workers out of a job. While most of those jobs have since been recovered, what Americans want from work has changed.
How Chip Makers Are Bringing Parents Back into the Workforce
With the cost of child care rising rapidly, the more than 14 million working parents in America with children under the age of three are faced with quite the conundrum...
The Power is in the Pipeline
How a manufacturer of mobile transformers sources talent in central Virginia.
Shop Class is Back
High school students are once again preparing for the workforce before graduation.
How to Expand Short-Term Credentials
There’s new money for job training, but let’s be sure it’s going to the right places — and people.
How Toyota Plans to Hire 5,000 Workers in North Carolina
Getting more EVs on the road takes a lot of workforce development ingenuity.
An Investment in Education is an Investment in Innovation
Universities around the nation ramp up workforce development efforts in technology and health care.
Asked & Answered¦ Five Questions About Artificial Intelligence
When the topic turns to the potential impact of artificial intelligence, workforce development analysts consistently liken AI’s rapid and evolving emergence to such era-defining phenomena as the industrial and digital revolutions. AI, experts believe, will reshape the global workplace and redefine how companies compete.
The Sky’s the Limit
TexasEDConnection communities are an important part of the workforce development fabric set to receive $5 billion in state higher education funding over the next two years.
The Benefits of the Valiant Veteran
Top U.S. companies look to harness the talent held by the country’s armed forces.
Central Virginia Workforce Fuels Nuclear Firm’s Growth
Lynchburg-based BWXT is expanding on multiple fronts, with part of that growth designed to one day propel astronauts to Mars.
A $250 Billion Bet on America’s Workforce
The Brookings Institution’s Martha Ross and Mark Muro explore how federal, state and local leaders can leverage the CHIPS and Science Act as a landmark workforce opportunity.
Trade Schools Take the Reins on Tackling America’s Labor Crisis
The Manufacturing Imperative – Workforce Pipeline Challenge from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is one program empowering the nation’s technical colleges and their students.
Fixing the ‘Missing Millions’ Problem
New reports address the issue of significant underrepresentation of certain demographics in STEM programs.

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