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Talent & Workforce



Accelerate is Greenville’s private sector fueled economic development initiative. It exists above and beyond regular Greenville Chamber initiatives in an aggressive and forward thinking effort to cultivate further growth. Positioning our workforce for 21st century opportunities is one of four strategies for growth to take our region into the future. The Accelerate Leadership Council will steer the Talent Attraction and Workforce Development strategies.



Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce is the number one challenge facing employers in Greenville, particularly in high-demand industries like advanced manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. In response to this challenge, the Greenville Chamber is facilitating a business-led approach to shrink the skills gap and strengthen our workforce through strategic, data-driven talent recruitment and workforce development initiatives.


The Chamber is developing a framework to ensure that our activities are strategically focused to maximize the return on investment and create measurable impact across sectors, occupations and employment levels.

  • ATTRACT AND DEVELOP TALENT. Increase the availability of qualified talent through strategic, data-driven recruitment and development.
  • ALIGN RESOURCES. Facilitate business-led engagement to align education and workforce training systems to close the skills gap and meet industry needs.
  • REMOVE BARRIERS. Promote pathways to stable employment for individuals who face obstacles to workforce participation.


With the guidance of the Accelerate Leadership Council, the Chamber is developing actions to advance the strategies.  The actions will vary in size and scope and provide opportunities for businesses of all sizes to participate. Individually, the actions will be targeted, measurable and accessible for business engagement. Collectively, the actions will facilitate and streamline coordination between business, education and workforce training systems to create pipelines of talent and sustain economic growth.

Check out our newest workforce development initiative, LaunchGVL.


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