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Welcome to the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County

The Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB) is a legislatively mandated entity whose role is to set public policy and provide community input and direction on workforce development issues in Ramsey County.

The WIB is pleased to present our 2018 business report which highlights major outcomes and workforce development innovations.

Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County 2018 Annual Business Report
Available Online     
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If you would like a hard copy, please email Rebecca Milbrandt at

A Message from the WIB Chair

Welcome to the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County’s (WIB) website! The website provides valuable information and links to beneficial tools for both job seekers and businesses. It also highlights the outcomes of the workforce development system in Ramsey County and the work of the WIB.

Karin McCabe
Outreach Director, McGough Construction

The WIB exists to:

  • Help maintain the economic health of Ramsey County
  • Identify current and emerging workforce issues and needs
  • Create partnerships to serve the needs of businesses and job seekers
  • Oversee publicly-funded workforce programs in Ramsey County

The WIB is uniquely structured to guide workforce development in Ramsey County by:
  • Connecting local education, business, and community experts to align resources for the mutual benefit of employers and job seekers in our community
  • Reviewing Annual Labor Market Assessments which identify the industries and specific jobs that are in demand locally
  • Connecting with local business leaders to understand their needs

WIB Strategic Plan

  • Business Services:  Market workforce services to multiple constituency groups, especially the business community, and raise the profile of the WIB
  • Integration:  Develop and utilize integrated approaches to address workforce supply and demand gaps
  • Policy:  Create strategic regional alignment to address workforce needs
  • Youth:  Provide recommendations relative to policy direction and program oversight for implementation of WIOA and other funded youth activities; and to develop, implement and monitor a long-range plan for the Youth Committee

Download:  The WIB’s Strategic Plan

Regional Plan for Region 4 and Plan Narrative
Social and Economic Conditions
In today’s dynamic, global knowledge economy, a well-trained, well-educated and highly skilled workforce has never been more important or more subject to ever-changing workforce trends and economic conditions.




Future Labor Shortage
Minnesota and Ramsey County have enjoyed thriving economies due in large part to a well-educated, highly skilled workforce. While the current conditions are presenting additional challenges, the retirement of the baby boomers and changes in skill requirements for future jobs requires attention. The WIB continues to focus on solutions to these critical issues.

Forces Shaping Economy

Although Ramsey County ranks high in workforce readiness and many social/economic indicators, past performance does not ensure future results.

Four interrelated mega-forces are shaping Minnesota’s economy:

  • Globalization
  • Technology
  • Energy prices
  • Demography

Keys to Workplace Success
The WIB is one of the keys that unlocks the door leading to workforce success and economic prosperity in Ramsey County. We harness the power of businesses, government and the community to identify and develop strategies and solutions to current and emerging workforce needs.

We’ve Got Your Number

Labor Market Information – Nothing tells a story like numbers. And here is where we let them do the talking.  Our data and data tools provide a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts look at Minnesota’s economy and workforce.

To apply for Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County membership, please submit your contact information or complete the WIB Membership Application.

WorkForce Center Testimonial

may, 2019

Filter Events

06may3:00 pm4:30 pmJoint Integration-Business Services Committee Meeting

09may3:00 pm4:30 pmPolicy Committee Meeting

16may2:30 pm4:00 pmYouth Committee Meeting

17may7:30 am9:00 amExecutive Committee Meeting

Ramsey County

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Ramsey County Workforce Solutions

@ 2015 Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County
2266 2nd Street N. | North Saint Paul, Minnesota 55109 | Phone: 651-266-6004