Wired65 is a collaboration of leaders in a 26-county bi-state region working to connect economic and workforce development toward creating a prosperous and thriving economy. It was created through a WIRED grant from the U.S. Department of Labor -- Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development. The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board was one of 39 regions nationwide to receive one of these grants with the goal of transforming economies through an emphasis on sectors and talent development. On behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and working with Indiana colleagues, Wired65 invested in a variety of initiatives to connect students to careers, train individuals for higher-skilled jobs and to connect the region in an unprecedented way and work toward the common goal of developing, retaining and attracting individuals who can drive a 21st Century Economy.

TIP Report

The TIP Report

A regional approach to addressing challenges and opportunities is stronger than operating as individual cities or counties.

Wired65 emphasizes…

  • A strong pool of Talent to allow businesses to flourish
  • An environment that supports Innovation and entrepreneurship and
  • A quality of Place that draws people and companies to the area while meeting the needs of current residents

The TIP Report summary breaks down into 3 primary sections:

The Challenges Five Priority Recommendations Attracting, Retaining, & Engaging the Workforce