Economic Development News - Page 5

Page 5 of Economic Development News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



No-Cost Green Training Programs Available for Veterans in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board seeks 100 veterans to participate in free job training programs. These training programs will teach the skills needed for green jobs available with local employers. Green industries include solar panel maintenance and installation, sustainable and recycled products manufacturing, transportation and logistics using alternative fuels and hundreds of other industries according to the grant.

Business Resource Team Strengthens Manufacturing Bottom Line

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board is helping companies keep manufacturing jobs in California. Six months after taking advantage of a Lean Manufacturing Program funded by the Workforce Investment Board, local employer A&R Tarpaulins has added three positions, including one inventory manager and two entry level engineers, and is still growing.

Announcing the 2011 MADE In Missouri Winners

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship held the final round of competition for 2011 at the Missouri State Fair. The all-day event was held on Thursday, August 18, 2011. The MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition is an event that highlights new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process.

Business Resource Team Helps Companies In Crisis Save Jobs and Grow

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debbie Heschong, owner of Joshua Tree Landscape and Maintenance, was experiencing the high cost of Worker’s Compensation Insurance, which made it necessary for her to utilize employment agencies for her staffing needs. According to the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, Heschong needed additional staff but could not afford it.

Matrix Website Brings Job Seekers and Employers Together

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Bernardino County has created a central online tool that brings together job seekers, employers and training programs that support the fastest-growing industries in the region. The site was launched by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board in partnership with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and Alliance for Education.

Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists present at 2011 Missouri State Fair

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that seven regional winners will be moving forward as finalists in the 2011 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process.

No-Cost Work Training Program Available for San Bernardino County Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recruitment for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youth program, with funding administered by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, is under way through September 30, 2011. Approximately 500 positions are currently open and applicants should visit www.SBCountyJobOps.com to find the right service provider in their community.

Smart Companies Save and Create Jobs: Workforce Investment Board’s Business Consulting Program Helped Save 902 Jobs and Create 204 Jobs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s Business Consulting Program successfully helped regional manufacturers and businesses become smarter, leaner and more competitive in today’s uncertain economy. The $1 million allocated to date in federal funding has helped employers avoid closing their doors, retaining 902 jobs and creating 204 new jobs.

New Website Opens The Door to Employment and Education Opportunities for Inland Empire Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council has designed a new website specifically for San Bernardino County youth, ages 14 through 21 at SBCountyJobOps.com. The site features videos that profile careers in the County’s top demand industries and the short-term vocational training programs that provided young people with the skills to enter these careers.

High Fuel Costs Won’t Slow Down Inland Empire Transportation Companies

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A 30 percent increase in fuel surcharges has put tremendous pressure on the Inland Empire’s transportation companies, but won’t stop this industry from continuing to be a top local employer, says Terry Klenske, President of Dalton Trucking and member of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

MADE In Missouri 2011 State Entrepreneurship Competition to Highlight New Businesses in Missouri

SEDALIA, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Do you have a new business or want to start one? The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that the 2011 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process, will accept preliminary submissions until June 30, 2011.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Helps Fill Shortage of Skilled Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading manufacturing companies in the Inland Empire, a top manufacturing hub, cannot find enough skilled machinists, electricians, welders or mechanics to fill positions left by an experienced but aging workforce. In partnership with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and local educators, these companies formed the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire to pool resources.

Strengthening the Electric Transmission Grid Would Be a Boon to the Economy, WIRES Study Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new analysis commissioned by WIRES shows that annual investment in new electric transmission facilities could soon reach $12-$16 billion in the United States, resulting in $30 – $40 billion in annual economic activity. This translates into support for 150,000 – 200,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. in each of the next 20 years and between 20,000 and 50,000 new jobs each year in Canada.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Helps Small Business Start-Up

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In San Bernardino County, site selection and hiring assistance programs are helping promising new businesses launch in spite of a tough economy. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors knows that a business-friendly environment is one of the keys to economic recovery and vitality and carefully invests funding from the Workforce Investment Act to bring more employers to the region.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Supports Employers with Human Resources Hotline

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, through a partnership with the California Employers Association, has helped more than 100 businesses with no cost human resources consulting. Horizon Hobby, Inc. is a medium sized company located in Ontario, Calif. with their corporate headquarters in Illinois.

Local Businesses Hire 90 Percent of Graduates from Workforce Investment Act Funded Machining Course – Return on Investment Tops $7 Million

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Members of the first graduating class of Technical Employment Training, Inc. (TET) were unable to accept their diploma because they were already busy at their new jobs, reports the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Helps Employers Preserve Jobs and Save Money

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A business efficiency consulting program offered free of charge to local employers in San Bernardino County saved more than 700 jobs and created 200 jobs in less than one year. Funded with federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) dollars administered by the Workforce Investment Board, the program assisted companies to avert impending layoffs, and much more.

JLA Home to Create 100 New Jobs in Savannah by 2011

SAVANNAH, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Savannah will see 100 new jobs by 2011, due to Dermody Properties’/DP Partners’ sale of a 689,400 square-foot building in its LogistiPort Industrial Park to JLA Home for an East Coast assembly and distribution center, SEDA announced today. The Class A industrial property is being sold for an undisclosed price to JLA, a subsidiary of E&E Company.

Savannah Economic Development Authority Board of Directors names new President and CEO

SAVANNAH, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Savannah Economic Development Authority’s (SEDA) Board of Directors voted unanimously today to approve the recommendation from SEDA’s Succession Planning Committee to name Steven W. Weathers the Authority’s next president and CEO.

State Business Competition is a Success, Prepares to Launch for Next Year

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship held the final level of the Inaugural 2010 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition on August 19th, 2010 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall at the Missouri State Fair. Five winners from ten finalists were named, and each received a cash price and certificate for placing, with over 100 in attendance.

Savannah Economic Development Authority brings Savannah to Atlanta Sept. 2

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Savannah Economic Development Authority is bringing Savannah to Atlanta to launch its newly restructured Web site, seda.org, on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The event will showcase the best of Savannah including its resources, talent and quality of life.

Foothills Community Partnership Fund Established in Collaboration with the Community Foundation of Calhoun County

ANNISTON, Ala., July 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Foothills Community Partnership (FCP) officially presented a charitable contribution of $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Calhoun County at a celebration this afternoon. The gift establishes the Foothills Community Partnership Fund, which will be administered and guided by the Community Foundation of Calhoun County to address critical human-care needs in the greater community.

GSP Consulting Economic Architecture Experts to Present at National Economic Development Conference

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Executives from Pittsburgh-based GSP Consulting will present to a gathering of economic development leaders from around the country at a national conference this week in Baltimore. Dr. Jerry Paytas, Director of Research in GSP’s Economic Architecture practice, will lead a discussion titled ‘Best TBED (Technology Based Economic Development) Practices…to Avoid,’ on October 18 at the State Science and Technology Institute’s (SSTI) 11th Annual Conference.

GSP Economic Architecture Expert to Speak at the 12th Annual Minnesota Development Conference

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sept. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading economic development expert Dr. Jerry Paytas will discuss Regional Competitiveness: Best Practices and Lessons Learned at the 12th Annual Minnesota Development Conference ‘Harnessing Minnesota’s Ingenuity’ on September 26, 2007. Paytas, Director of Research at GSP Consulting, is a nationally-recognized economic development expert.

Momentum Chippewa Valley Taps GSP Consulting for Economic Development Assessment and Strategy

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Aug. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Economic and development opportunities in West Central Wisconsin will be the focus of a formal study of the region being commissioned by Momentum Chippewa Valley (MCV). The study kicked off August 9 with a visioning session in which local leaders developed a framework for the future economic development of the region.