Galloping technological change combined with the pandemic of 2020 is transforming the global economy and posing a momentous choice for Americans. This report suggests that community colleges are in the best position to upskill and train millions of Americans who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic. The study specifically calls on community colleges to position themselves as central players in their regional economies, suggesting they teach academic and technical skills, employ work-based learning, engage employers more, and integrate credit and noncredit education.