City of Springfield
Project Title: Quadra-Regional Workforce Alliance
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: 51 counties in Southeast Missouri
Phase (applicant-defined): Program Design
Award Amount: $17,500,000
Key Industry / Industries: Healthcare; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; Education
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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The City of Springfield will implement three sector partnerships to build and train the local workforce to support Springfield’s healthcare, trucking, and education industries. The city has secured employer commitments from local employers including but not limited to CoxHealth, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, Proffer Wholesale Produce, and Penmac. In partnership with three established backbone organizations--Truck Dynasty Driving Academy (trucking), Missouri State University (education), and Missouri Hospital Association (healthcare)-- the Quadra-Regional Workforce Alliance will train over 2000 individuals with a focus on communities of color, women, and people with disabilities. In order to achieve its goals and long-term sustainability, the awardee is leveraging $3.8 million in outside funding and has secured several letters of support from local philanthropy.
The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.