Strategic Skills Alignment

This study, “Clusters Employment and Staffing Pattern Summary,” was conducted collaboratively by Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City Area Development Group, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and local economic development organizations to provide a better understanding of the workforce needs of specific industries in order to help existing and prospective businesses.

This study reveals employment and workforce development needs through a detailed review of the region’s composition and labor characteristics within thirteen primary industry clusters based on key employers in the region and the known cluster interactions among those industries.

For these thirteen industry clusters, the cluster composition, occupational staffing patterns, the cluster’s relative concentration and demand growth were identified and examined.

The full study and executive summary are both available for download to the left.