Alabama

Kevin Taylor | Assistant Director
AIDT
1 Technology Court
Montgomery, AL 36116
Telephone: (334) 280-4400
Fax: (334) 613-3287
[email protected]
www.aidt.edu

AIDT, an independent agency under the supervision and oversight of the Secretary of Commerce, encourages economic development through job-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, at no cost, to new and expanding businesses throughout the State. AIDT was established to build a healthy state economy by recruiting and training a skilled workforce to attract new industries to the state and to expand existing industries.  In addition to training,  AIDT offers services including trainee recruitment and screening, safety assistance, industrial maintenance assessments and continuous improvement/process improvement assessments.

 

Alaska

None

Arizona

None

Arkansas

Steve Sparks | Director of Existing Business Resources
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
900 W. Capital Ave. Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 682-1350
FAX: (501) 682-7499
[email protected]

Arkansas Economic Development Commission is the State’s leading economic development agency. Structure of the organization contains 6 outreach divisions; 1) Business Development, 2) Existing Business Resources, 3) Community Development, 4) Small and Minority Business, 5) Films, and Finance. The Existing Business Resource Division is responsible for all of the industrial training funded by the State. This includes incentives for new business locating to the State, existing business expansion needs as well as incumbent worker training that is necessary to keep the State’s workforce current with technology improvements / requirements that companies are employing. The Existing Business Resource Division employs a Sector Strategy approach to assist existing companies and to identify common needs within each sector as well as across sectors.

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Colorado

Yvonne Gilstrap | CFEI Program Manager
Colorado Community College System
9101 E. Lowry Blvd.
Denver, Co  80230
Telephone:  (303) 595-1607
[email protected]
https://internal.cccs.edu/academic-affairs/training-funds/

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) comprises the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 159,000 students annually. The CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions. Colorado’s customized job training program, Colorado First & Existing Industry Grants (CFEI) is accomplished within CCCS and partners with the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade. Development of the Colorado workforce is critical to industry expansion and success. Through competitive training grants the CFEI program works with companies to assist in up-skill training both new employees as well as incumbent workers to remain competitive in today’s fast-changing business climate.

Connecticut

None

Delaware

None

District of Columbia

None

Florida

Carmen Mims | Director, Business and Workforce Development
CareerSource Florida
PO Box 13179
Tallahassee, FL32317
(850) 542-3571
[email protected]
careersourceflorida.com

CareerSource Florida, a business-led statewide workforce investment board that provides policy oversight and designs strategies to address critical statewide workforce needs. The board consists of business, education and government leaders appointed largely by the Governor.
CareerSource Florida is a statewide network of career development professionals who work directly for Florida employers to find, develop and keep qualified talent. We also invest in programs to help businesses identify and cultivate our state’s talent pool so that prospective employees have the skills and experience companies seek.
CareerSource Florida administers two flagship training grant initiatives – Quick Response Training (QRT) and Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) – to help businesses and workers advance and maintain competitiveness and technological skills.

Georgia

None

Hawaii

None

Idaho

None

Illinois

None

Indiana

None

Iowa

None

Kansas

None

Kentucky

Joshua Benton | Deputy Secretary
Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Capital Plaza Tower – 21st Floor
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone:
(502) 782-3124 – office
(502) 229-5364 – cell
[email protected]
https://educationcabinet.ky.gov
http://www.thinkkentucky.com/kentuckyskillsnetwork

Louisiana

Paul Helton | Executive Director
LED FastStart
627 North 4th Street, Suite 2-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 342-5543
Fax: (225) 342-5706
[email protected]
https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/faststart

Recognized for its innovation, effectiveness, flexibility and efficiency, LED FastStart® is the nation’s best state workforce training program, according to Business Facilities magazine.

LED FastStart provides customized employee recruitment, screening, training development and training delivery for eligible, new or expanding companies — all at no cost. Based on a company’s immediate and long-term workforce needs, the LED FastStart team crafts unique programs that ensure high-quality, flexible workers are prepared on day one and beyond.

Mario Vaccari | Director of Project Operations
LED FastStart
627 North 4 th St., Suite 2-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 308-1179
Fax: (225) 342-5706
[email protected]
https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/faststart

Maine

None

Maryland

None

Massachusetts

None

Michigan

None

Minnesota

Trent Janezich | Interim Executive Director for Workforce Solutions
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
30 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-7804
Telephone:  (218) 969-0045
[email protected]

Mississippi

Dexter Holloway | Assistant Executive Director for Workforce & Economic Development
Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: (601) 432-6531
Fax: (601) 432-6365
[email protected]
http://www.mccb.edu/wkfedu/wkdefault.aspx

Missouri

Kristie Davis | Assistant Director
Department of Economic Development – Workforce Division
421 East Dunklin
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Telephone: (573) 526-8254
Email: [email protected]

 

Montana

None

Nebraska

None

Nevada

None

New Hampshire

None

New Jersey

None

New Mexico

Sara Gutierrez | JTIP Program Manager
New Mexico Job Training Incentive Program
PO Box 20003
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-4147
Telephone: (505) 827-0249
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://gonm.biz

New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) is managed by the New Mexico Economic Development Department. JTIP reimburses qualified companies a portion of the costs associated with training new employees in newly-created jobs.

Therese Rivera | Division Director
New Mexico Economic Development Department
PO Box 20003
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-5003
Telephone: (505) 827-0323
FAX: (505) 827-0407
Email: [email protected]
https://gonm.biz

The mission of the New Mexico Economic Development Department is to Enhance and leverage a competitive environment to create jobs, develop the tax base and provide incentives for business development.

New York

None

North Carolina

None

North Dakota

None

Ohio

Steve Youll | Manager, Organizational Development
JobsOhio
41 South High Street, Suite 1500
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 397-5527
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://jobs-ohio.com

JobsOhio is a private non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts.

Oklahoma

None

Oregon

None

Pennsylvania

Thomas Venditti | Director
Workforce & Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA)
4807 Jonestown Road, Suite 246
Harrisburg, PA 17109-1744
Telephone: (717) 920-6660
Fax: (717) 232-3781
Email: [email protected]
www.wednetpa.com

The Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) was created to make companies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more competitive locally, nationally and internationally, by updating and improving the skills of their employees to meet specific company needs. WEDnetPA is an alliance of educational providers across Pennsylvania including State System universities, community colleges and other educational providers that acts as a delivery mechanism for workforce training grants. These WEDnetPA partners serve as the points of contact for businesses accessing state training funds. Qualified in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania can access funding for a wide range of Essential Skill and Advanced Technology training needs.

Rhode Island

None

South Carolina

Susan Pretulak | Vice President of Economic Development
SC Technical College System, Division of Economic Development
111 Executive Center Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone: (803) 896-8276
FAX: (803) 896-5281
[email protected]
http://www.sctechsystem.edu

The Division of Economic Development is part of the SC Technical College System. The Division is comprised of readySC whose mission is to assist companies that are locating to SC or are expanding their operations to recruit and train their workforces, Apprenticeship Carolina that assists companies in designing and implementing DOL registered apprenticeship programs, and Enterprise Zone Retraining incentives that assist existing companies in re-training employees to remain competitive.

Brad Neese | Associate VP
South Carolina Technical College System
111 Executive Center Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone: (803) 917-6106
FAX: (803) 896-5281
[email protected]

Susan Heath | readySC Senior Area Director
readySC
111 Executive Center Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone: (864) 941-6488
[email protected]
http://www.readysc.org/

South Dakota

None

Tennessee

None

Texas

Dale Robertson | Manager
Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th St. Rm. 154
Austin, TX 78778-0001
Telephone: (512) 936-0406
Email: [email protected]

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor’s economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. By focusing on the needs of employers, TWC gives Texas the competitive edge necessary to draw business here. The Skills Development fund is Texas premier job-training program. Skills Development provides grants to community and technical colleges to provide customized job training programs for businesses who want to train new workers or upgrade the skills of their existing workforce.

Utah

None

Vermont

None

Virginia

Tim Stuller | Vice President, Workforce Development
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
901 E. Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Telephone: (804) 545-5600
[email protected]
www.yesvirginia.org

Virginia Economic Development Partnership – the economic development and marketing organization for the Commonwealth of Virginia, with responsibility for Business Investment, International Trade Promotion, and Workforce Development.

Debbie Melvin | Assistant Vice President, Workforce Development
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Telephone: (804) 921-0002
[email protected]
www.yesvirginia.org

Virginia Economic Development Partnership – the economic development and marketing organization for the Commonwealth of Virginia, with responsibility for Business Investment, International Trade Promotion, and Workforce Development.

Washington

None

West Virginia

Sharon L. Adams | Manager, State Training Programs
West Virginia Development Office
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Building 3, Room 600
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Telephone: (304) 558-2234
Fax: (304) 558-1694
Email: [email protected]

Jeff Huffman | Manager, Business & Industrial Training
West Virginia Development Office
Capitol Complex, Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Telephone: (304) 957-2045
[email protected]

Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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