Are we putting workforce hubs in the right places?

Source: Niskanen Center
by Matt Darling

“The Biden administration recently announced four new ‘workforce hubs’: areas of the country that will be receiving substantial investments in building a renewed technology sector in America, using funds from previously passed legislation, including the American Rescue Plan, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and The CHIPS and Science Act. The four new hubs announced are Upstate New York, Michigan, Milwaukee (WI), and Philadelphia (PA). This is in addition to the five hubs previously announced in Columbus (OH), Baltimore (MD), Pittsburgh (PA), Augusta (GA) and Phoenix (AZ). The program’s goal is to ‘ensure all Americans can access the good jobs created by the President’s Investing in America agenda.’ But are these locations the best suited for obtaining this goal?” ()5/08/24)