Seedco helps workforce and economic development agencies work smarter
Facing record demand and scarce resources, workforce and economic development agencies need to measure their results and use resources strategically more than ever before. Seedco works with government agencies at the local and state levels to identify efficiencies and develop processes to better serve their constituencies.
Seedco works with government agencies in multiple areas, including:
- Improving workforce development systems
- Streamlining benefits access systems
- Delivering services to help small businesses
Recent projects with state and local agencies include:
- Facing the need to help the growing number of unemployed while maximizing resources, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) turned to Seedco for assistance in 2010. Seedco’s team, in partnership with Public Works Consulting, conducted an in-depth analysis of LWC and the state’s workforce delivery system operated. The outcome was a list of specific recommendations to help streamline and improve how LWC services are delivered. LWC has begun working to implement a number of the recommendations, including realigning operations to better integrate LWC’s two main services – administering unemployment insurance benefits and providing workforce development assistance to job seekers.
- In 2010, the State of Michigan partnered with the Michigan Association of United Ways, Deloitte LLP, and other stakeholders across the state to help more families access a range of benefits through the newly developed MiBridges benefits access platform. Seedco is providing technical assistance to Michigan Association of United Ways and the United Way of Southeast Michigan to:
- Help plan and implement the statewide initiative through local partnerships;
- Determine processes and measures for documenting the impact of local efforts; and
- Identify strategies for implementing MiBridges portals in non-traditional sites, such as community colleges and early childhood centers.