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Granholm Announces Training Grant for Kalamazoo Life Sciences Firm

Friday, April 09, 2004

Susan McCormick
(517) 335-4590

Funds Will Help Upgrade Skills of Richard-Allan Employees

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm announced today that 58 employees of Richard-Allan Scientific will receive technical process training funded by a $10,018 Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) grant provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

In her 2004 State of the State address, the Governor announced a focused, seven-point plan for economic growth. Strengthening Michigan's workforce is part of that plan. EDJT funding is one of the key tools being used to develop a highly trained pool of workers to enhance Michigan's business-friendly climate.

Since 1994, more than $260 million in Economic Development Job Training grants have helped more than half a million Michigan workers improve their skills and enhance the competitiveness of their employers.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life