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Paul Krutko

Ann Arbor SPARK

Paul Krutko

Paul Krutko is president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK in Michigan where he leads the organization's efforts to expand the regional economy. He is Chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) based in Washington, D.C. IEDC is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their jobs more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. IEDC has over 4100 members, mostly in North America, but also in 26 countries. Paul has over 31 years of economic development expertise. Before joining Ann Arbor SPARK, he served as chief development officer in San Jose, California, and has also worked for the cities of Cleveland and Jacksonville.

Article | September 18, 2013
Local Economic Development Organizations Facilitate Workforce Development   

By: Paul Krutko

A hard look at why so many communities are falling short when it comes to having a qualified workforce, with some good solutions offered.



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