Economic Development


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

It is our goal to support workforce development for economic development. 
Our Regional Economic Development & Business Service team is here to:
  • Support local economic developers
  • Serve as a liaison to trade associations and Chambers of Commerce labor unions and community and technical colleges
  • Offer workforce improvement services supporting businesses
  • Support customized training through new and existing sources
  • Coordinate deployment of Rapid Response Teams to assist workers displaced through mass layoffs and closings
We also administer the Economic Development Administration's Public Works & Economic Development Program, The Office of Rural Affair's Community Development Block Grant Program, and serve as the administrative agency for the East Texas Economic Development District.
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