IAN STRAUGHTER
Director

Ian designs and implements community and workforce development strategies that advance equitable economic development and inclusive growth.

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ABOUT
Ian

As Director at Karp Strategies, Ian leverages over a decade of experience in workforce development, project management, and partnership creation towards building stronger communities and increasing access to thriving economies. During his time at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Ian cultivated partnerships with key workforce development stakeholders throughout New York City, as the in-house subject matter expert to advance the organization's mission and goals while also managing and coaching staff on interdepartmental projects related to workforce development.

AREAs of expertise
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Stakeholder Engagement

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Strategic Planning

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Economic & Community Development

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Policy Design, Development & Analysis

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Workforce Development

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Project Management