Local workforce boards are tasked with implementing federal and state policies to get their communities back to work. In a field burdened by red tape and regulations, their full potential is seldom realized. Local workforce leaders in Austin, Texas, however, developed the Austin Metro Area Master Community Workforce Plan to navigate the unique challenges facing their workforce.

Brent talks to a panel of experts from Austin, including Tamara Atkinson, Drew Scheberle, and Greg Cumpton, as well as AEI Adjunct Fellow Mason Bishop and former AEI Research Assistant Caleb Seibert. They discuss the importance of public and private sector collaboration, the role of good leadership, and the indispensable role of local data collection.

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