Economic Workforce Development

Goals & Objectives

This Subcommittee will ensure that the City of Tuscaloosa will always be the best place to live, work, and play by: 

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    • Continuing to attract and retain businesses, with an emphasis in West Tuscaloosa 
    • Providing information and resources for startups and expanding small businesses through community partnerships 
    • Providing technical and targeted financial assistance for businesses, in particular disadvantaged business owners by creating, modifying, and expanding existing policies 
    • Researching and potentially identifying funds for grants to support initiatives such as Invest and/or Innovate Tuscaloosa  
    • Preparing our workforce to meet the demands of current and emerging industries through community partnerships within schools, the community, and industry leaders 
    • Focusing major public-private development projects to maximize long-term public benefits including housing, jobs, and economic development, and open space  
    • Providing the City’s workforce system with access to training that meets the needs of the future  
    • Decreasing the digital divide for low-income households  
    • Promoting long-term economic growth throughout Tuscaloosa 
    • Revitalizing commercial corridors in economically disadvantaged communities 
    • Targeting Industrial Sectors promoting shift work needs and opportunities for retail and commercial growth 
NaTa'Sha Black

NaTa’sha Black

NaTa’sha Black joined the Chamber staff in September 2019. She coordinates the workforce training efforts…

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Michele Coley

Michele Coley

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Jason Moore

Jason Moore

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Team Leaders

Brendan Moore 
Audrey Buck

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Recommendations Completed