Solving the Childcare Crisis through a Community Collaborative
The childcare crisis we face in Central MN is not new, but the pandemic has intensified the issue. To ensure the economic growth of our community, cross sector collaboration is needed.
In January 2019, GSDC along with United Way, Initiative Foundation, SCSU and several other community partners highlighted this challenge through an education event where over 50 area employers and partners came together to learn and share ideas.
As childcare challenges continued to mount during the pandemic, identifying solutions for our region became one of GSDC’s 5 elevated priorities brought forth through industry sector round table discussions convened in June 2020.
Ensuring we have childcare systems working in our community will not only help our community thrive but also aids in employee retention of your teams to ensure continue business growth and stability.
Click HERE to read February 22’s feature in the St. Cloud Times about the collaborative work happening to solve the childcare crisis in Central MN.
Are you our next entrepreneur?
WJON hosts “Get a Job” radio show with GSDC’s own talent director, Gail Cruikshank, every 3rd Monday at 8:15 a.m.
Advancing and growing business startups/entrepreneurial ecosystems is a top GSDC priority. To help us highlight the great work being done in our community and its relation to jobs and talent retention, we invited Nick Tietz, Founder and CEO of ILT Studios, to join our February radio interview. Our topic: Entrepreneurism. Are you our next Entrepreneur?
Take a listen here: https://www.greaterstcloud.com/radio/