Barney & Worth served on the consultant team to prepare a comprehensive regional economic profile and strategic assessment for the tri-county region of Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties in Oregon. Conducted under the auspices of the Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR), the assessment provided the context for economic planning and implementation by public agencies and economic development organizations serving the mid-Willamette Valley region with 460,000 residents.
Barney & Worth designed the assessment process and guided the project team through the strategic planning process. An array of local economic leaders, employers, educators and workforce development professionals contributed information and perspectives. The firm’s report – Quest for Talent – analyzed current conditions, identified future challenges and outlined priority workforce development strategies.