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Planning a Southern Sector Initiative

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2012
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

About this grant

This grant will support a partnership between the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s National Network of Sector Partners and mid-South leaders to develop a Southern Sectoral Employment Initiative. Sector employment development aims to help low-income workers find, keep, and advance in good-paying jobs, while also improving the regional economy by addressing labor-market needs in targeted industry sectors. This initiative will be geared toward expanding support for sector initiatives in the South and creating upward mobility for low-wage, low-skilled workers.