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$4.8 million in grant money goes to West Michigan employers

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More than 90 employers have been awarded millions in grants from a West Michigan jobs network

West Michigan Works! awarded $4.8 million to 94 regional employers through its Going PRO Talent Fund 2024 Cycle 2 grants.

The award supports training 919 new hires, 387 apprentices and more than 1200 workers in an effort to boost job growth and skill development.

Kent County received the most grants, with 52, Ottawa County follows with 20, Muskegon County received six, Allegan County five, Montcalm and Ionia counties two grants each. 

The funding focused on several industries with manufacturing receiving the highest number of awards followed by construction, healthcare, agribusiness, and information technology plus five awards in other sectors.

Four grants are still pending.

Statewide, the Going PRO Talent Fund is awarding over 300 businesses $17.8 million in grants for Cycle 2.

For more information on the Going PRO Talent Fund and the application process, please contact West Michigan Works! at westmiworks.org/employers/going-pro-talent-fund/.

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