Speaker Bio(s)

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Chris Engle is a national thought leader on economic development strategy, workforce planning, and labor market demand. He has 25 years of economic and workforce experience and brings expertise to his clients in economic analysis, benchmarking, workforce supply-demand gap analysis, labor market studies, and industry evaluation.  His strong belief in the power of transforming complicated data into easy-to-use decision making resources for communities led him to develop one of the most dynamic software tools available for economic and workforce development today:

Chris has contributed to dozens of economic and workforce development plans for communities across the US, with recent clients including Charlotte, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, and Charleston.  Chris is a frequent speaker and published writer in national and local media on issues relating to workforce transformation, industry trends, and corporate location strategy.