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The bluegreen Research Institute is The WorkPlace’s fee-for-service division. Think of us as experts for hire, making available to our clients The WorkPlace’s 30-years’ experience developing innovative, award-winning programs in workforce and economic development.

Our consultancy encompasses all aspects of creating and launching a program: research, model development, program management, grant development/fundraising, marketing and evaluation. Our clients include employers, Workforce Investment Boards, workforce development agencies, community colleges, economic development entities, government, industry associations, school districts and other groups associated with workforce development, economic development, and education.

People ask us about our name. “Blue” symbolizes swimming through blue oceans of opportunities, using creativity and innovation to strengthen and expand businesses and enterprises. “Green” represents growth, both in the Green economy and among our clients—from deep roots in solid research, grant writing, and program and policy development. As a Research Institute, we build a complete picture using field surveys, industry profiles, and marketing tactics to facilitate workforce and economic development. Since 2008, we have secured over $57.8 million in competitive grant funds for clients.

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