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Docking Institute of Public Affairs is an independent nonpartisan research center. We are not affiliated with the Davis/Docking campaign for governor/lieutenant governor. We receive no financial support from any political organization.
Is your economic development group, chamber of commerce, or community interested in expanding or diversifying your economy? Are you interested in:
If so, securing accurate documentation of the quality and availability of labor in your area can be essential to ensuring your community’s economic well-being.
Business and site selectors need up-to-date labor information to make sound decisions. Firms considering locating or expanding can often conclude incorrectly that there is not a sufficient amount of qualified labor to meet their needs. Without a labor study, your region’s labor force may be inaccurately characterized as being unable to meet the needs of those expanding or relocating, because of low unemployment rates or absence of information documenting the quality of your area’s labor force.
By studying the labor skills and availability of your “labor basin,” the Docking Institute’s University Center for Survey Research can:
The UCSR will work with you to develop a labor survey project tailored to your specific concerns and needs. Professional services provided by the UCSR include:
The Docking Institute has performed over 40 labor surveys for regions and communities. Our recent clients include:
Copies of labor studies may also be accessed through our archives
A custom proposal and cost estimate is available upon request at no cost. Contact Gary Brinker.