Research + Publications

CWI understands that both quantitative and qualitative data are needed in order to understand the entire picture. Our knowledgeable research and data analysis staff employ multiple techniques and sources when gathering real-time labor market, economy, and education information. From traditional desktop data obtained across existing sources to more on the ground strategies such as intelligence gathering from stakeholders through interviews, focus groups, and input sessions.

Reports + Publications

2016 State of the Workforce and Economic Indicators Report

The 2016 State of the Workforce for Northwest Indiana was released at a breakfast on April 28, 2017. 


Northwest Indiana Workforce Board Regional Plan (2016)

The Northwest Indiana Workforce Development Board’s Plan for the Northwest Indiana Region (Region 1) is available. Questions can be directed to


Work Ethic Employer Expectations Poster (2016)

A survey of over 100 region employers was conducted to create a poster with 10 competencies that are believed to shape a good work ethic.


2015 NW Indiana Indicators Snapshot and Big Goal


2014 State of the Workforce Report

Region 1 State of the Workforce released late fall 2014.


Multiple Education Pathways Blueprint for Success (2009)

The Multiple Education Pathways (MEP) blueprint defines how success for Gary Indiana’s school children must be a shared collaborative between the educational ecosystem, employers, workforce development experts, social service providers, economic developers, and policy makers. The study puts to light how these relationships can work together to improve education and achievement.