Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Information for Businesses

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Industry Partnerships build bridges between businesses and public agencies, promoting business growth with the assistance of public resources. The success of the partnerships depends on business leaders being open and candid about their needs, and public partners, such as government agencies, colleges, training providers, and community groups, working in tandem to respond.

Through this new approach, businesses drive the agenda, holding business-to-business discussions on economic and workforce development matters, with public partners present in listen-only mode. Rather than experiencing pressure from public partners pushing public programs to solve business issues, business is supported by a nexus of public partners working collaboratively to meet industry leaders’ expressed concerns.