WATCH-LISTEN: Seeking Solutions to Developing a Workforce that Attracts Employers

Panelists in Rockford discuss the challenges faced by small businesses - including economic growth and workforce needs. 

The panel moderated by NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford  includes:

  • Lisa M. Bly - Executive Director - The Workforce Connection is our third panelist.
  • Rena Cotsones -Ph.D. Associate Vice President, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development Northern Illinois University
  • Brian Harger - Research Associate' Economic Development / Center for Governmental Studies- Northern Illinois University