Mobile Chamber is a business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County.
Global Location Strategies was commissioned by Mobile Chamber to conduct a community and workforce benchmarking study. The Chamber sought to ensure the community had the highly skilled and available supply of workers to meet existing and future industry needs. They needed to understand where gaps might exist and why, and any viable workforce preparedness solutions that should be considered in regard to education, training, and talent attraction.
Global Location Strategies partnered with Chmura, a labor market software, consulting, and data firm, to provide evidence and experience-based analysis. Using GLS’ industry attraction insights and Chmura’s robust labor data, a comprehensive analysis was conducted over the course of 12 weeks, covering marketing analysis; salary and wages; skills assessment, competitiveness; and a SWOT analysis.
The analysis provided recommendations and best practice examples from communities that have addressed workforce development and economic diversification.
In 2019, the workforce analysis findings were presented to Mobile Chamber executives and stakeholders. The Chamber team took the results and used them to help develop a strategic plan to reach the region’s workforce development goals.