A local task force spearheaded via the Gateway Initiative continues to connect business leaders and elected officials, proposing a tri-city workforce training campus using American Rescue Plan funding. 

In October, the Gateway Initiative organized a meeting with Senator Chris Elliott to discuss depleted federal funding for wage reimbursements to support apprenticeships in our area. 

Over the past several months the Gateway Initiative has been collaborating with the Alabama Community College System and the Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association (ARHA) on a short-term training credential intended for entry-level hospitality workers.

The Gateway Initiative team partnered with two local restaurants and the Foley Police Department to provide meals to over 700 healthcare workers at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, September 8th.