Gulf Coast Chambers Network (GCCN) Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist and Strategy Development Grant Recipient

Application Title: Gulf Coast Chambers Network (GCCN) Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

State(s) Served: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

Applicant-Defined Region: Local labor markets and communities in Gulf Coast regions that include: (1) Mobile County, Alabama; (2) Lake Charles County, Louisiana; (3) Lafayette County, Louisiana; (4) New Orleans, Louisiana; (5) Gulfport, Mississippi

Contact:  Laura O’Connor (

The Gulf Coast Chambers Network (GCCN) Recompete Plan, led by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, requests approximately $40 million in funding to connect Gulf Coast residents to good jobs prevalent in each target region. Gulf Coast residents face training, transportation, and childcare barriers to access jobs in maritime, manufacturing, and construction industries, and other community-specific openings. The GCCN’s proposed investments will use “workforce influencers” and career tech training facilities to connect both urban and rural residents to sector-specific training and wraparound services, with Mobile County and pilot micro-transit and childcare programs serving as models. The plan capitalizes on regional assets and leverages a network of public, private, and educational partners to upskill workers for good jobs in prevailing industries.

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

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