Walorski Applauds $4 Million Workforce Development Grant for Wabash County

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Walorski Applauds $4 Million Workforce Development Grant for Wabash County

U.S. Department of Commerce Investment in Heartland Career Center Will Expand Career Training in Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today applauded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to expand the Heartland Career Center in Wabash County. The investment will establish a new facility to provide adult career training in health care and advanced manufacturing.

“Indiana is in a strong position to rebuild our economy because the Hoosier workforce is second to none,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “This investment in career training in Wabash County will open new opportunities in good-paying health care and advanced manufacturing jobs for Hoosier workers and drive new investment in our communities. I was honored to work with Heartland Career Center to ensure this grant was awarded where it will make a real difference in people’s lives, and I look forward to continuing to work together to renew the American Dream.”

BACKGROUND

According to the Commerce Department, which announced the grant on Monday, the funding will be matched with $1 million in local funds to help create or retain nearly 150 jobs and spur private investment in a nearby Opportunity Zone. Created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which Congress passed and President Trump signed into law in 2017, Opportunity Zones drive private investment toward economic development in economically-distressed communities nationwide.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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