The Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Department received the GOLD Award at the 2023 Excellence in Economic Development Awards last week for their Regional Workforce Development Innovation Program. The Chamber-led San Angelo Regional Workforce Development Innovation Program consists of four industrial workforce development programs:
- SME PRIME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Partnership in Response in Manufacturing Education) projects linking local manufacturers with students;
- Fabricators Recruitment Day – A day in which a local steel fabrication company interviews over 90 students;
- Manufacturing Days – Each October the SARMA (San Angelo Regional Manufacturers Alliance) Organizes events and factory tours for students from Angelo State University, Howard Community College and the San Angelo Independent School District (SAISD);
- Aermotor Windmill School – A 4-day event attended by students throughout the United States to learns kills for maintenance and construction of wind-powered water supply systems.
“Your dedication, innovation, and commitment to fostering economic growth and prosperity stand as exemplary models to the entire international economic development community. Your efforts have not only shaped local and regional economies, but have also had far-reaching impacts, inspiring others to follow in your footsteps,” said IEDC. “The IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards program serves as testament to your achievements and underscores the critical role you play in advancing economic development on a global scale. Your vision, passion, and leadership have had a profound impact on communities, businesses, and individuals, leaving a legacy that will continue to benefit generations to come.”
About San Angelo Chamber of Commerce:
The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the growth and sustainability of San Angelo and the Concho Valley, making the roles of the Chamber, its Board of Directors, and members vital. Since 1916, the Chamber has been the voice of business, convening leaders and influencers to be pro-community, pro-jobs, pro-business, and pro-education. We are a 501 (c)6 nonprofit organization who works to strengthen the local economy, advocate for our members and advance community excellence. We are focused on delivering value to our members, helping them build their businesses as they build our community.
About The IEDC:
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the largest membership organization for economic developers in the world. IEDC’s over 5,000 global members represent the entire field of economic development experience.