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Manatee Technical College listens and adapts to employers’ workforce needs

By Sharon Hillstrom When Gov. Rick Scott visited Manatee Technical College (MTC) in January, the event did more than showcase a $200,000 grant to enhance advanced manufacturing skills training. It demonstrated to the hundreds of manufacturers in Manatee County that their needs are being heard [...]

Community Attachment Is Vital to Attracting, Retaining Workforce

BY SHARON HILLSTROM This year, our team at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. will conduct over 100 in-person visits to Manatee County businesses and will have more than 400 direct interactions with companies in our community. That doesn’t include events, committee meetings and [...]

Economist Fishkind Forecasts Strong 2018 for Manatee County and Florida

Noted Florida economist Henry “Hank” Fishkind, Ph.D., brought good news – at least for the near term – to nearly 400 guests attending the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. 2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast presented by Hancock Bank on January 11 at Manatee Technical College. “The [...]

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