U.S. EDA Promotes Business and Workforce Development in Clark County, Nevada
September 2, 2011
Contact: John Atwood, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $400,000 grant to Clark County, Nev., to boost business and workforce development in the region through the Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) program.
"Economic recovery and growth are top priorities for the Obama Administration," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez. "This EDA grant will support the implementation of a technical assistance program that will provide business and workers with the help they need to grow and prosper."
"The proposed BOWD program is designed to be a comprehensive one-stop resource for workforce development and technical assistance programs for southern Nevada's multicultural underutilized small businesses," said Yolanda Jones, Purchasing Manager, Clark County.
This EDA investment will help implement a program designed to increase the availability of business opportunities to underutilized business enterprises and prepare the workforce through the development of skills and knowledge that will increase their access to higher skill and higher paying employment opportunities.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration:
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.