Economic Development

External Affairs Division

Aligning Talent Demand with Talent Development

The University System of ֱ (USG) and its 26 institutions have a $19.3 billion impact on the State of ֱ. One of the USG’s top priorities is to strengthen its partnership with ֱ-based businesses to address the critical need for talent throughout our state.

The USG’s top economic development priorities and activities include:

  • Facilitating employer and university partnerships to develop professional learning, academic curriculum, experiential learning, and innovation-driven research opportunities for the existing and future workforce.

  • Conducting analyses of high-demand career sectors and create talent-development insights and playbooks with recommendations and initiatives for talent development with USG institutions.

  • Mobilizing system-level assets and all USG institutions to address talent demand in high-demand career industries.