Choctaw officials and tribal employees await the new job center

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-09-20 16:26:02

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been awarded a $5.8 million grant for the construction of an Advanced Workforce Training Center.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding the $5.8 million grant to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians for the construction of the Advanced Workforce Training Center.

The grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan’s Indigenous Communities Program, a press release states.

“Workforce development is a primary focus for our Tribe,” said Chief Cyrus Ben in the press…

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