NC’s Southeast Partnership is one of the seven established economic development partnerships within the state and includes 11 counties. They have organized all of the workforce boards, community colleges, local economic developers and other stakeholders into a process to look at the region’s workforce and its ability to support it’s existing and emerging clusters. In support of this initiative, RTS worked with NC’s Southeast throughout 2011 to analyze the workforce needs across this diverse region that includes Wilmington and its port, Fayetteville and the expanding Fort Bragg Army post and several counties with long-term economic challenges. The Partnership and RTS then produced a strategic vision and a number of short- and medium-term practical and implementable projects to build the workforce and economy of the region.