Economic Growth Regions
"The Economic Growth Region or EGR is a term used to define economic regions in Indiana, based on economic or social ties. The Economic Growth Region concept came about as part of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's 2005 Strategic Skills Initiative (SSI), designed to align the state's economic and workforce development efforts and address anticipated workforce shortages. The Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University was asked to review commuting patterns, demographics, and other quantifiable factors in order to group counties by region. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has built upon these definitions and is using 11 regions for which workforce statistics are created and maintained as part of the Federal Workforce Investment Act." (Source: IPFW Community Research Institute)
For information regarding nonprofit employment in the Economic Growth Regions, please see Part III of our 2007 Indiana Nonprofit Employment report.