Montgomery County Looks to Create Logistics Workforce Training Center

Date: November 11, 2014 Category: News
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Montgomery County will look to establish a logistics-centered workforce training center thanks to a new grant.

The county was recently named a winner of the Industrial Workforce Alliance Pilot program, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Labor with matching funds by Governor’s Office of Health Transformation Innovation Fund. The county has a $243,000, two-year grant to focus on logistics, a growth industry in western Ohio.

That money will be used to hire a consultant to begin the process of setting up a business plan for the new center, said Erik Collins, director of community and economic development for Montgomery County.

“We want the idea to have a sustainable business model before we put money into any kind of facility,” Collins said. “We want to go into this with eyes wide open.”

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