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MEDIA ADVISORY: Madison County Creates a Path for Workforce Development Donations

 

MEDIA ADVISORY
Madison County Creates a Path for Workforce Development Donations
Madison County, MS – August 9, 2019- To further workforce development initiatives in Madison County, the
Madison County Business League and Foundation (MCBL&F) and the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) have defined the process to
enable companies like Nissan to donate excess and idled equipment to workforce development training centers and career and technical education
centers at public schools and colleges located in Madison County.
The Madison County Business League and Foundation, private sector partner for Madison County Economic Development Authority, has worked with Nissan
Canton to create and establish a donation agreement between the two parties that allows the donation of vehicles, engines, robots, equipment
and components to public schools.
“This new process provides access to valuable training assets that previously were inaccessible to our Madison County Public Schools” said Cecil
Harper, Chairman of the Madison County Business League and Foundation. “Nissan will donate the surplus equipment to the Madison County Business
League & Foundation and the MCBL&F will donate the assets to the schools.”
“Workforce development and support of existing businesses are key components of economic development”, said Joseph P. Deason, Executive Director
of the Madison County Economic Development Authority. “The partnerships we have built are providing a foundation for more opportunities in
Madison County by enhancing technical education for our emerging workforce.”
The Madison County Business League & Foundation was created in 2008 by the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) and the
Madison County Board of Supervisors as a 501©6 nonpartisan economic development support organization which connects chief executive
leadership with elected officials, on all levels, to promote economic planning and development.
As the leader of economic development for Madison County, MCEDA’s mission is to encourage the growth of the county’s existing business and
industry, attract new investment and higher-paying jobs, and to increase Madison County’s competitiveness leading to a diverse, vibrant
economy benefitting all the county’s citizens.
Pictured: Seated (l-r) MCBL&F Chairman Cecil Harper, Madison County Superintendent of Schools Charlotte Seals
Standing (l-r): MCBL&F Executive Director Jan Collins, Madison County Schools Director of Career and Technical Education and Career
Academies Blaise King, and MCEDA COO Danielle Winningham