Predicting where jobs are, workforce trends and community and economic development needs are all under the Center for Research on the Regional Economy's umbrella. The world-renowned research center is run by a team with expertise in workforce and regional economic trends, data-driven research, program evaluations and continuing education.
CRRE is spearheading efforts to teach others in the community how to use data to make informed decisions. The center has recently created the Community Research and Program Evaluation Certificate that teaches working professionals the skills needed for program evaluation, data collection and community research. The center also has a research fellows program that works with undergraduate and graduate students to teach them analytical skills.
Evaluating programs’ impact using a mixed methods approach from quantitative to qualitative psycho-social research methods.
Creating community dashboards with metrics, such as demographic, economic, innovation, crime, community, education, and more.
Conducting market research studies to help determine the viability of program from conducting a landscape analysis to surveying and interviewing potential participants.
Reports & Publications
Priming the Talent Pipeline
This report highlights the reach and impact of Extension’s pre-college and career preparation offerings, detailing participation and outcome data and new programs introduced in 2017.
2016 Emerging Careers for College Graduates
A report for recent and mid-career college graduates showing top and emerging employment opportunities around the nation and in San Diego.
Downtown San Diego: The Innovation Economy's Next Frontier
The Downtown San Diego Partnership sponsored this study to understand San Diego metro residents, economic impact and opportunities for the region to become the next frontier of the innovation economy.