WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded Nash Community College (NCC) for procuring a $1. 5 million grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the Department of Commerce to construct the Corporate Training Wing of the NCC Continuing Education facility on the college’s Rocky Mount campus.
The new training facility will bolster existing partnerships between NCC and the local business community to satisfy a growing demand for skilled workers in the areas of advanced manufacturing, transportation and logistics. The EDA grant will fund nearly half of the projected cost of the building.
“I commend the Economic Development Administration for its commitment to strengthening local economies through innovation, planning and collaboration amongst government, local businesses, and nonprofits,” said Butterfield. “The future of America is brightest when we equip students with cutting edge education and experience that transfers directly into the increasingly technical nature of the American workforce.”
Since 1965, the EDA has worked to create a foundation for continued job growth and the formation of robust regional economies. The EDA is the only federal agency exclusively dedicated to economic development. NCC’s Corporate Training Wing was funded under the Public Works program of the EDA.