Business Inventory and Industry Intelligence
Cincinnati Works offers a holistic approach to eliminating poverty in the Tri-State area by providing job skill training and ongoing employment counseling. Over 3,000 people have been helped begin their journey to economic self-sufficiency, since Dave and Liane Phillips founded Cincinnati Works in 1996.
At the request of Cincinnati Works, the Economics Center prepared a business inventory and an industry intelligence analysis to assist the organization in identifying employment opportunities for its clients and developing new employer partnerships.
The business inventory contained contact information on businesses in the Cincinnati metropolitan area
that meet all of the following criteria:
- Recently opened low-skilled, entry level positions (with earnings less than $13 per hour)
- Can be accessed by bus
- Has more than 50 employees in Cincinnati
- Is not currently partnering with Cincinnati Works
The Economics Center’s industry intelligence analysis produced a business inventory of potential partners using industry knowledge. The businesses in this secondary list belonged to industries that:
- Employ a considerable share of low skilled workers in our region
- Are expected to grow in identified low skilled occupations based on the projections published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
These two analytical reports provided Cincinnati Works with the tools needed for the organization to move forward with its strategic planning and implementation. They were extremely pleased with the comprehensive data provided to them from the Economics Center. Read President Peggy Zink’s testimonial here.