NCSL Jobs Partnership Tackles Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing and the Workforce in Three New Reports
Innovative policies to promote entrepreneurship, rebuild manufacturing and prepare workers for the future are examined in three new issue briefs published by the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Foundation Partnership on Jobs and Innovation.
"Promoting Entrepreneurship: Innovations in State Policy," "The State Role in Rebuilding the Manufacturing Sector" and "Workforce Development Initiatives: Collaborating to Prepare for the Jobs of the Future" define the issues, discuss strategies and offer solutions to an essential public policy issue: driving the economy by creating quality jobs.
The reports delve into a wide variety of strategies, including:
- Accessing capital
- Simplifying the start-up process
- Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship
- Financial incentives
- The role of technology
- Education and training
- Public-private partnerships
The reports resulted from a public-private partnership created by the NCSL Foundation to enhance the dialogue among state legislators and the private sector to promote job creation and innovation. The group convened a National Jobs Summit in Austin, Texas, in September 2013, from which the reports’ topics emerged.
“It was tremendously helpful to bring together lawmakers from around the country to put our heads together with business leaders to share and learn about the various innovative ways states can and do address job creation,” said Texas Representative John Davis (R), chair of the project. “These reports resulted from the hard work and brain power of people who are passionate about creating a better quality of life for everyone.”
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.