The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit that improves the lives of working men and women across New York State by providing targeted programs in workforce, economic, and community development. A focus on helping businesses become and remain successful is a key component of this programming. Healthy businesses provide employment opportunities for New Yorks citizens and, in turn, are dependent on a well-trained workforce and community support. The WDI works to ensure that investments in all three areas workforce, economic and community development are integrated and reflect the perspectives of working men and women. WDIs agenda is shaped by the needs of specific regions, businesses, or unions.