BRN Formulating Plan for Expansion into West Virginia and Pennsylvania

The Workforce Initiative Association, operator of the OhioMeansJobs Centers in Stark and Tuscarawas Counties, has been awarded a $41,065 technical assistance planning grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Coal Business United Resource Network (Coal BURN) Real-Time Insights for Real-Time Actions project.

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Executive Summary of the Ohio BRN Expansion Now Available

An independent evaluation of the BRN expansion in Ohio was completed by Public Policy Associates in June 2016.  The executive summary highlights the 8 key findings from the final report of the Ohio BRN expansion.

To view the executive summary, 

To obtain a copy of the final report, please contact Matt Falter at or 330-491-2625.  Thank you!

BRN Recognized as a Best Practice in Workforce Development

The U.S. Conference of Mayors' Workforce Development Council recognizes the BRN as a Best Practice in Workforce Development.  Please click to read.

BRN Makes Ohio's Promising Workforce Practices List

The Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation in Ohio recently published a list of Ohio's Promising Workforce Practices for which the BRN is listed on page 2.  Please click on this link to view the entire document.

Innovating at the Speed of Business

• The Business Resource Network Invited back to Washington, D.C. to share project successes at the 2nd Annual Workforce Innovation Fund Conference!  Please click on the link to read the article.

• The Business Resource Network presented to the Department of Labor March 27, 2014, in Washington D.C.

(For your convenience, the BRN Representative presentation begins at 19.30 minutes and the business owner testimonial begins at 24:35 minutes)

BRN Informational Videos

 Partner collaboration within the BRN enables Ohio to get back to work.  To view an employer and an employee testimonial:

 To view a video describing What the BRN Can Do For You:


To view a video about The BRN's Measurable Success:



  Video of the Mainstreet Exchange TV Interview - an Overview of BRN Operations

BRN Case Study

Innovating at the Speed of Business

Read the recent case study conducted on The BRN by the US Department of Labor.

Stepping Out

We've been stepping out to outreach in our communities.   to browse through our pictures.