The Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Business Center at Jefferson Economic Development Institute are co-sponsoring a free webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 20 to overview a recent regional economic study.

“Targets of Opportunity” examines a five-county region consisting of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity to help guide workforce development and strategic planning. It was prepared by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department.

All who register will be automatically sent the recording of the presentation to review.

According to the report, “The findings were derived from detailed industry data available from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program, which provides the number of businesses, number of jobs, and total payroll for workers covered by California Unemployment Insurance laws and reports led by California employers each quarter. Only private, non-government industries are included in this study.”

Webinar presenter Randy Weaver, a Labor Market Consultant with the EDD who was involved in all aspects of the report, believes the presentation is applicable for many people.

“I would recommend potential entrepreneurs, business owners and economic development and workforce professionals attend to learn more about which industries show strong economic growth, what occupations will be growing in the future, as well as what entrepreneurial activity will look like in our region moving forward,” said Weaver.

Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Mullins said, “I invite community members to join us as we uncover and analyze the latest data from this regional economic study and then to use the data to make better business decisions.”

“The webinar presentation will uncover the industry groups which showed a combination of business growth, job growth, wage growth and provide job opportunities at the entry, mid and high wage levels. It will also help people understand the trends in our region’s entrepreneurial growth and how that growth ties into the region’s industries,” said Women’s Business Center Director Joy Taylor.

Other topics covered in the webinar include: areas of the economy that are providing growing entrepreneurial opportunities; emerging businesses; increasing employment; and rising wages; how our local economy links with the larger regional economy; and which businesses are economically interdependent yet have common supply chains, labor needs, technologies and markets.

To register for the public webinar, or to automatically get the recording, go to http://e-jedi.org/schedule or https://mtshastachamber.com.