Let's Talk Business: Evaluating Workforce Needs for Southeast Missouri

Mar 21, 2021

Questions about a quality labor force in our area are about to get a deeper dive.

Certainly workforce needs are an ever evolving situation. And emerging from this pandemic, it will continue to be an important focus of any economy. Several months ago, a group of business people began to reexamine the needs of our local area and the delivery network available.

The group decided to hire professionals to identify our needs and help position our area in a way to maximize success by identifying any gaps and the best way to address those gaps moving forward. Several public and private entities in Cape Girardeau and Perry County pooled resources and hired MGT Consulting to perform this study. The process has begun, and that’s where you come in.

In the next few months, MGT will be conducting an extensive needs analysis in several areas to include realistic available labor pool, the interests of that pool, the needs of the local business and professional community now, and in the foreseeable future, and the current education and training resources.

We need your help. If you fall into one of these categories, please take the time to respond to their survey or interview requests. It is so critical to get factual information in this process and that can only come from your direct experiences.