Ed Castile | Director
One Technology Court
Montgomery, AL 36116-3200
Telephone: 334-280-4411
FAX: 334-242-0299
[email protected]

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.




Kent Ennis | Interim Director
Arizona Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 771-1160 | (602) 771-1160
Fax: (302) 771-1205

Jody Ryan | Director
Office of Workforce Development
Arizona Department of Commerce
1700 West Washington, Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 771-1176 | (602) 771-1176
FAX: (602) 771-1205
[email protected]


Steve Sparks | Division Director – Existing Business Resources
Customized Training Incentives
Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)
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.


Brian McMahon | Executive Director
State of California Employment Training Panel
1100 J Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone:  (916) 327-5246

Shari Little | Economic Development Director
State of California Employment Training Panel
1100 J Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone:  (916) 327-5261
[email protected]


Ken Jensen | Deputy Director – Funding and CFEI Program Manager
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
1625 Broadway, Suite 2700
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone:  (303) 892-3743
[email protected]

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. We offer a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level including business retention and relocation services; business finance and incentive programs; the Colorado Tourism Office; Creative Industries; the Colorado International Trade Office; the Colorado Small Business Development Centers; Film, TV & Media; minority and women-owned business services and economic research

Yvonne Gilstrap | Planning & Grants Manager
Colorado Community College System
9101 E. Lowry Blvd.
Denver, Co  80230
Telephone:  (303)595-1607
[email protected]

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.




Workforce Development
Deleware Economic Development Office
99 Kings Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901-7305
Telephone: (302) 739-4271 | (302) 739-4271
FAX: (302) 739-5749

District of Columbia



Carmen Mims | Director, Business and Workforce Development
CareerSource Florida
PO Box 13179
Tallahassee, FL32317
(850) 692-6887 ext. 109
(850) 542-3571 fax
[email protected]

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.


Jackie Rohosky | Assistant Commissioner for Economic Development
Department of Technical & Adult Ed
75 5th St., Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30308
Telephone: (404)253-2801 (404)253-2801
FAX: (404)679-2998
[email protected]

Pam Griffin
Dept. of Technical & Adult Education, Georgia QuickStart
75 5th St., Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Telephone: (404)253-2871 | (404)253-2871
[email protected]


Kathy Mitchell | EFT Program Coordinator
Workforce Development Division
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 322
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808)586-8838 | (808)586-8838
FAX: (808)586-8822
[email protected]


Leandra Burns
Idaho Department of Labor
317 W. Main Street
Boise, ID 83735
Phone: (208)332-3570 Ext. 3327 or 3310
[email protected]


Bob Westover | Program Manager
Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP)
100 W. Randolph, Ste. 3-400
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (312)814-1182 | (312)814-1182
Fax: (312)814-3032
[email protected]

John Glazier
Employer Training Investment Program
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
620 East Adams Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
Telephone: (217)785-6145 | (217)785-6145
FAX: (217)558-6971
[email protected]


Garth Brazelton
Skills Enhancement Fund
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
One North Capitol, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
[email protected]


Sherry Timmins | Team Leader, Regulatory & Workforce Assistance
Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 725-3193
[email protected]

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is charged by the Iowa General Assembly with coordinating four workforce training programs that fuel growth and competitiveness in Iowa’s business and industry by delivering customized training that supports a skilled workforce in Iowa. They include:

1. Industrial New Jobs Training Program | 260E
2. Iowa Jobs Training Program | 260F
3. Accelerated Career Education Tax Credit Program | 260G
4. Iowa Apprenticeship Act | 15B

IEDA is responsible for administering these programs on behalf of the state of Iowa by ensuring conformance with applicable statutory and administrative rule provisions, providing consistent guidance, and requiring accountability and transparency in practices.


Nadira Hazim-Patrick | Program Manager
Kansas Dept. Of Commerce
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
(785) 296-5115
[email protected]


Josh Benton | Deputy Secretary
Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Capital Plaza Tower – 21st Floor
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 782-3124 – office
502-229-5364 – cell
[email protected]


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]

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.


Dawn Mealey | Director
Director for Governor’s Training Initiative
Bureau of Employment Training
55 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0055
Telephone: (207) 624.6390 | (207)624-6390
FAX: (207) 624-6499
[email protected]


Darla Garrett | Program Manager
Office of Finance Programs, Accounting and Administration
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
World Trade Center Baltimore | 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone: (410) 767-6963 | 1-888-ChooseMD
[email protected]


Jonathan Raymond | President
Commonwealth Corporation
Schraftt Center
529 Main Street
Boston, MA 01209
Telephone: (617) 727-8158
FAX: (617) 242-7660
Email: [email protected]
Web Page:

Jane Kadlubkiewiez | Director
Workforce Training Fund Program, Division of Employment and Training
MA Deptment of Labor & Workforce Development
19 Staniferd Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: (617) 626-5400 | (617) 626-5400
Email: [email protected]


Joshua Hundt
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Telephone: (517)335-7950 | (517)335-7950
E-mail: [email protected]


Paul D. Moe | Director
MN Jobs Skills Partnership Program, Workforce Partnerships Division
1st National Bank Bldg
Suite 300
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Telephone: 651.282.9814 | 651.282.9814
Email: [email protected]


Dexter Holloway | Director
Workforce Education, State Board for Community & Jr. Colleges
Office of Vocational and Technical Education
3825 Ridgewood Road | Suite 517
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: 601.432.6222 | 601.432.6222
FAX: 601.432.6365
Email: [email protected]


Amy Sublett | Director
Department of Economic Development Division of Workforce Development
421 East Dunklin
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Telephone: (573) 526-8271 | (573) 526-8271
FAX: (573) 522-9496
Email: [email protected]

Don Robison | Director of Corporate Services
Workforce Solutions Group – St. Louis Community College
3221 MckElvey Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Telephone: (314) 539-5305
FAX: (314) 539-5305
Email: [email protected]

The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. The Workforce Solutions Group accomplishes this through its operating units which include Corporate Services, Continuing Education and Community Services.


Steve Arveschoug | Director
Business Outreach and Recruitment
Big Sky Economic Development Authority
222 N. 32nd Street | Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101
Telephone: 406.256.6871 | 406.256.6871
FAX: 406.256.6877
Email: [email protected]

(For Yellowstone County, i.e. Billings)

Steve Arveschoug | Executive Director
Big Sky Economic Development
Telephone: (406) 869-8401
[email protected]


Lori Shaal | Job Training Coordinator
Department of Economic Development
P. O. Box 94666
Lincoln, NE 68509-4666
Telephone: (402) 471-3780 | (402) 471-3780
FAX: (402) 471-3778
Email: [email protected]
Web Page:


Stacey Bostwick | Workforce Development Program Coordinator
Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
555 East Washington Ave., Suite 5400
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Direct: (702) 486-0609
Main: (702) 486-2700
Fax: (702) 486-2701
[email protected]

New Hampshire


New Jersey

Kirsten Giardi | Director
New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Office of Grants Operations
P. O. Box 915, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0915
Telephone: 609.984.9414 | 609.984.9414
Email: [email protected]

Pamela D’Errico | Assistant
New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Office of Grants Operations
P. O. Box 915, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0915
Telephone: (609) 984-9414 | (609) 984-9414
Email: [email protected]

New Mexico

Sara Haring | 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]

New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) assists expanding economic base companies by reimbursing a portion of new-hire wages for a training period, up to six months. Reimbursement rates range from 50% to 75%, depending on the location of the company. Customized training at a NM educational institution, on-the-job training, or a combination of both are eligible.

Therese Varela | Program Manager
Economic Development Department
1100 St. Francis Drive
Sante Fe, NM 87505-4147
Telephone: (505) 827-0323 | (505) 827-0323
FAX: (505) 827-0407
Email: [email protected]

New York

Fran Burke
New York City Economic Development Corporation
110 William Street
New York, New York 10038
1-888-692-0100 | (212) 619-1350
<a href=”mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected]</a>

North Carolina

Maureen Little | Associate Vice-President, Customized Training
North Carolina Community College System
5001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Telephone: (919) 807-7150 | (919) 218-7133
FAX: (919) 807-7169
Email: [email protected]

North Dakota

Randy Spitzer
Job Service North Dakota
1000 E. Divide Avenue
Bismark, ND 58501
Telephone: (701) 328-2774 | (701) 328-2774
Email: [email protected]
Web Page:


Cheryl Hay | Director, Project Talent Acquisition
41 South High Street, Suite 1500
Columbus, OH  43215
Telephone: 614.300.1388
Fax: 614.361.6725
Email: [email protected]

Steve Youll | Manager of Organizational Development
41 South High Street, Suite 1500
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: cell 614.397.5527
Email: [email protected]


Tara Fiechtl | Economic Development Liaison
Oklahoma Department of Career And Technology Education
900 North Stiles
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Telephone: (405) 334-3422
[email protected]

Matt Litterell
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
1500 West 7th Ave.
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074
405 747-7861
Email: [email protected]

Scott Smith
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technical Education
1500 W. Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074
Telephone: (405) 815-5110
FAX: (405) 743-5541
Email: [email protected]


Gerald Hamilton | Interim Executive Director
Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
255 Capitol Street N.E. Third Floor
Salem, OR 97310-1600
Telephone: 503.947.2433
Email: [email protected]

Claire Berger | Workforce Policy Coordinator
Office of the Governor
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4047
Telephone: 503.378.3921 | 503.378.3921 ext. 25
FAX: 503.378.3225
Email: [email protected]

Sue Boyanovsky | Instructional Programs Specialist
Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Dev
255 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4047
Telephone: 503.378.8648 | 503.378.8648 ext. 286
FAX: 503.378.3365
Email: [email protected]


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

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

Marvin Perry | Executive Director
Human Resource Investment Council
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02903-3740
Telephone: 401.462.8879 | 401.462.8879
FAX: 401.222.1473
Email: [email protected]
Web Page:

Lori J. Del Rossi | Assistant Director
Human Resource Investment Council
1511 Pontiac Avenue | Bldg. 72-2
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401.462.8863 | 401.462.8863
FAX: 401.462.8865
Email: [email protected]
Web Page:

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) 896-5276 | (803) 896-5276
FAX: (803) 896-5281
[email protected]

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 and Apprenticeship Carolina that assists companies in designing and implementing DOL registered apprenticeship programs.

Ed Richardson | Associated Vice President
readySC ™
111 Executive Center Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone: (803) 896-5340
[email protected]du

South Dakota

Ann Gesick Johnson | Workforce Training Coordinator
Governor’s Office for Economic Development
811 East 10th Street | Dept. 44
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-1650
Telephone: 605.367.5340 | 605.367.5340
FAX: 605.367.5312
Email: [email protected]

Mike Ryan | Specialist
Industrial Training Department of Labor
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: 605.773.5017 | 605.773.5017
FAX: 605.773.4211
Email: [email protected]
Web Page:


Ann Thompson | Director, Workforce Development
Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 27th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Telephone: 615.913.0842
Email: [email protected]


Dale Robertson | Manager
Office of Employer Initiatives – 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.




Philip Fagan | Director
Industrial Training Agency of Commerce & Community Dev.
Department of Economic Development
National Life Bldg.
Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501
Telephone: 802.828.5235 | 802.828.5235
FAX: 802.828.3258
[email protected]


Tim Stuller | Vice President, Workforce Development
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
901 E. Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Telephone: (804) 545-5733
[email protected]

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]

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.


Kathy Goebel
Workforce Education & Economic Development
State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
1300 Quince Street SE
P. O. Box 42495
Olympia, WA 98504-2495
Telephone: (360) 704-4359
[email protected]

Anna Nikolaeva | Program Administrator for Job Skills and Customized Training
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
1300 Quince Street S.E.
P.O. Box 42495
Olympia, WA  98504-2495
Telephone: (360) 704-4342
Email: [email protected]

West Virginia

Ron Radcliff | Director
Workforce West Virginia
Capitol Complex, Building 4, Room 116
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
Telephone: (304) 558-7027 | (304) 558-7027
FAX: (304) 558-1694
[email protected]

Sharon L. Adams | Manager
Business and Industry Training, GGWFP
West Virginia Development Office
Capitol Complex, Building 6, Room 650
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
Telephone: 304-558-2234 / 800-982-3386
Fax: 304-558-1694
Email: [email protected]



Shelly Harkins | Wisconsin Fast Forward Program Outreach
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – Office of Skills Development
Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: (608) 218-0783
[email protected]

The Office of Skills Development was created in 2013 to facilitate connections between workforce and economic development and help businesses with their workforce and training needs. OSD manages a $50 million grant portfolio used to help businesses train new and existing workers in high demand occupational areas.

Sandra Hiebert | Grant Specialist – Office of Skills Development
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue, A400
Madison, WI 53703
Office: (608) 264-6809
E-mail: [email protected]


Carmalee H. Rose | Deputy Administrator of Business Operations
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
Office:  (307) 777-8717
Cell:  (307) 287-4799
Fax: (307) 777-5857
Email: [email protected]