About Skills Ready


According to surveys of business executives and site selection consultants, two of the most important factors in site selection are the Availability of Skilled Labor and the Cost of Labor. Skills Ready is a family of workforce solutions that were developed to meet the needs of businesses and site selection consultants for:

  • Current, comprehensive information on your skilled labor force
  • A process to build a Skills Ready labor force to meet the future needs of your local companies as well as companies in your target sectors or clusters

You can choose one or more of the Skills Ready solutions to show site selectors and business executives the availability of skilled labor in your labor market. All these solutions were developed by our Smart Solutions Group (SSG) team of experienced economic developers that have previously managed local, regional, and state economic development organizations.

About Smart Solutions Group


Smart Solutions Group has positioned ourselves to be probably one of the very few, if not only, full service economic development consulting groups. You will be hard pressed to find any group that has worked with over 400 economic development organizations, develops strategic plans, conducts site selection studies, designs apps, provides executive searches, creates workforce development solutions, and sells economic development software. We can do all this because our team has over 80 years working at the local, state, and utility level in economic development. Our partners and staff are all experienced economic developers. We have managed and directed local, regional, and state economic development organizations. If you want to hire a firm that believes in results more than planning than look no further.

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