Development Blog

Business and industry must take stronger role in Alabama’s workforce development strategies and actions

At no time in history has workforce development been more important. During the Economic Developers Association of Alabama’s 2014 Winter Conference in Hoover, leaders from the across the state discussed the challenges, solutions and future landscape of workforce for Alabama. Economic development and workforce development are inextricably linked. A skilled workforce is cited as a read more…

High School Career Expo Benefits Economic Development and Alabama’s Future Workforce

Laughter, chatter and excitement filled the air at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, where 4,500 students turned out for the Alabama Department of Education’s Joint Leadership Development Conference. The conference was a two-day event on Sept. 23-24 that offered 30 leadership workshops and interactive activities to participating students. It also included a career fair, where students read more…