Focus Forward CI Forms Workforce Alliance
Focus Forward CI has focused on rebuilding and reorganizing the existing Economic Development Council for Central Illinois (EDC). The EDC officially became an independent corporation in the fall of 2013 and is currently in a search process to hire a new CEO. Focus Forward CI also recently completed formation of a region wide Workforce Alliance that connects 65-plus separate entities delivering workforce services to the five county region. This alliance includes multiple workforce investment boards, community colleges, school boards, labor unions and non-profit workforce training organizations. The Workforce Alliance is already attracting interest from multiple grant sources that would never before have considered any one of the separate organizations that make up the Alliance.