NLEP will host its annual conference that is open to investors, politicians, and other professionals in the region, and this year the NLEP has asked Del to speak to a group of over 500 attendees. Follow Del on Twitter as he delves into the ins and outs of economic development in Northern Louisiana, focusing on trends, data, and certain ED projects in the region.
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Tracy will participate in discussions about external perceptions of Central Florida’s workforce and education, and she will compare Central Florida to other markets, like those of Tampa, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Tracy will also explain how Central Florida can attract businesses and top companies to the area.
Hard work pays off. The economic development organization, One East Kentucky, led the charge in meeting the location requirements of two companies -Braidy Industries and EnerBlu- that resulted in the companies locating in the region. Combined the companies will invest nearly $2 billion into their operations and create more than 1,500. At Boyette, we are proud of the workforce and skills gap analysis we conducted for this region and knowing that our work played a part in the recruitment process. #EKYWorks
Featured in Area Development magazine, Tracy explains why companies are continuing to focus on increasing and reaffirming their commitments to sustainability initiatives. Embracing the triple bottom, a framework that considers social, environmental and financial affects, companies are seeing positive responses from consumers as well as a greater awareness and support from employees.
The Boyette team is thinking about and praying for all of our friends in Florida. To aid in the relief efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, click on the link to the Florida Disaster Fund.
When I started at Boyette Strategic Advisors, the only experience I had in economics was an ECON 100 class that I got an A- in. But hey, they say C's get degrees and it didn't seem to hurt my chances of getting a job with Del. I really didn’t know much at all about economic development or strategic advising, but I knew it was time to hang up my sandals and tank tops and find a job other than working as a summer camp counselor.
After graduating high school, there are endless amounts of opportunities that students can choose to explore these opportunities are better and more feasible than ever before. While most students typically graduate thinking that pursuing a four-year degree is the only option available, the reality is that students can pursue a number of paths that will better prepare them for entering the workforce and pursuing middle-skill career paths through community college and technical school training opportunities.
Del will join mayors from all over the United States at the 85th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors in Miami, Florida.
Byrd's Capstone Project is making an impact. The end result was a plan that Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs will use to assist in the decision making of proving long-term care for veterans.
"The biggest trend hands down in every sector that we work in is having the workforce to meet the needs of the company in the short-term, mid-term and long-term over the next 25 years," said Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors, a consulting firm with offices in Atlanta and Little Rock, Ark. "You can have all the infrastructure in place, the perfect building and the perfect site. But if you don't have the workforce to support that business unit long-term, then the investment cannot be made at that site," he said.