Northwest Michigan Council of Governments began work in 2009 to acclimate the region's leaders and workforce to changes expected in the knowledge economy. NWMCOG convened Northwest Michigan's Transition to the Knowledge Economy Workshop in Traverse City where over 130 people gathered to better understand how Northwest Michigan can compete in the new, global economy.
The workshop provided a Knowledge Economy orientation and introduced two new indicator projects that are in process for the region.
Participants heard from leaders about the opportunities and challenges industry faces in the knowledge economy. An electronic survey was taken at the workshop. Nearly 75 percent of the audience expected the region to make noticeable progress in the Knowledge Economy over the next 5 years and 95% said that they were hopeful about the region's economy, which caused the audience to erupt in applause.
About The Knowledge Economy - Video
Northwest Michigan Council of Governments CEO Elaine Wood talks about the Knowledge Economy and what it means to workers and businesses. Watch the the video to find out about the job skills needed to find a job in the Knowledge Economy.