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Success Story: Making the Impossible, Possible: How EDA is Helping to Create New Innovations and Train the Food Industry Cluster to Maximize Business Growth

This past 4th of July, Americans had more meatless options for their barbecues – enter the “Impossible Burger.”

July 2019

Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Workforce Development

Highlight: How Non-Profit ICAST is Teaching Green Construction Skills to At-Risk Youth, Training for Jobs of the Future

In December 2017, EDA provided funding for the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (ICAST), a nonprofit that focuses on providing a higher quality of living for low-to-moderate income communities, to launch a green construction training and job creation program for disadvantaged youth.

February 2019

Students at the ICAST Green Construction Training Program

Workforce Development

College of Southern Idaho’s Applied Technology and Innovation Training Center Prepares Students for Jobs of the Future

South-central Idaho has been an attractive area for companies to expand. However, the region lacked workers trained in cutting-edge technologies that these companies needed.

December 2017

College of Southern Idaho Logo

Economic Development Districts, Workforce Development

Welding Program at North Georgia Technical College Provides Businesses in Region with Skilled Workers

To support businesses and boost job growth in the region, the North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) strategized to build a new welding facility at its main campus in Habersham County.

August 2017

Southwest Region Executive Directors Association Logo

Workforce Development

The EDA-funded Todd County Career Path Institute in Kentucky Opens Facility and Wins 2016 “Spirit of Kentucky Award”

In FY 2013, EDA invested $1.5 million in Todd County (KY) Fiscal Court to help build the Todd County Career Path Institute.

August 2017

TruFund supports minority and women owned contractors.

Workforce Development

New Job Corps Campus Supports Workforce Training in South Park Downtown Los Angeles

When the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) needed to update their Job Corps training facilities and aging technology so that they could continue to adequately train job-seekers, they acquired land downtown to establish a new urban campus.

June 2017

TruFund supports minority and women owned contractors.

Workforce Development

TruFund Accelerates Innovative Programs in Louisiana

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded TruFund Financial a $500,000 EDA funded/$500,000 match grant in 2014 to assist with small business development and growth in Louisiana.

August 2016

TruFund supports minority and women owned contractors.

Workforce Development

A Training Center of Their Own

If you create a job and no one has the skills needed to fill it, did you really create a job? Workforce development must be a critical focus of all economic development organizations. It’s imperative that workers receive training that matches the needs of employers. In 2000, the town of New Braunfels, Texas, was faced with a problem. The town wanted to attract new industries, but their existing businesses were expressing concerns about the lack of skilled workers to meet their current and future needs.

July 2015

Trinity Hotel in Carlsbad, NM
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