The Merit Shop scorecard is a tool that is used "identify states that are embracing the merit shop philosophy via legislation, policies, priorities and valuable programs..." The designated rankings for the score cared are based on core issues that involve merit shop construction:

Additional consideration has been given to a number of other factors that impact the industry, including state authorization or prohibition of public-private partnerships, availability of grants and incentives for employers that value training, and inclusion of career and technical education credits in high school requirements, among others.

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