GRADD Unveils Regional Economic Development Plan

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TIP Strategies of Austin, TX says the area has the perfect combination of urban and rural development. Tim Stellman with the company says the area is so attractive because of all the factories and manufacturing. At the meeting Wednesday afternoon, leaders learned about the importance of attracting young talent to the industry.

“The GRADD and Work Force Board and Community Technical Colleges here can really hit hard and really change the culture around what it means to work in the manufacturing industry, because this isn’t my father’s or grandfather’s manufacturing industry. This is high tech stuff these days,” Stellman said.

Stellman tells Eyewitness News youth in the area need to be interested in the manufacturing industry because he says, in fact, some can make more money there in some instances than in a job requiring a tradition four-year degree.

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