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Utilizing Workforce Development Grants to Grow and Train Your Team

By: Micki Vandeloo, GPC In today’s competitive economy, the companies that win have a well-trained staff. But it is hard to be a winning company if you are spending your company’s profits training your employees. How does a company balance its need for profitability with the need to train its employees? This article will detail

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Frequently Asked Questions About Training Grants

By: Micki Vandeloo, GPC While our team at Lakeview Consulting has vast experience finding and writing proposals for both federal and state grant programs, we are particularly specialized in helping companies obtain training grants for their own and their customers’ operations. For example, we regularly help a large industrial distributor find and access grant funding

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Top Trends for Manufacturers in 2023 and Beyond

By Micki Vandeloo, GPC As we prepare to enter the last two months of 2022, I have seen some exciting trends that will impact the manufacturing community for the remainder of this year into 2023, and for decades to come.  These trends will address some of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers and enable manufacturing to

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How to Receive Government Funding for Job Creation

By Micki Vandeloo, GPC In the world of real estate, the key to success is “location, location, location”.  In the world of economic development incentives, including grants, the key to success is “job creation/capital investment, job creation/capital investment, job creation/capital investment”.  Admittedly, this is more of a mouthful than the real estate equivalent, but it

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Grow Your Skilled Workforce with Apprenticeship Incentive Grants

By Micki Vandeloo, GPC According to the Department of Labor, the number of new apprentices in the United States has grown by 67% since 2012. In 2021, there were 22% more active apprentices than the previous 10-year average (593,000 versus 484,000)[1]. Why is this the case? Apprenticeships have long been utilized for construction trades.  However,

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STEP Grants: Everything You Need to Know

By Micki Vandeloo, GPC What do you think STEP grants are?  Grants to support career pathways (STEPs to a better career)? Grants to support installing STEPs on your building? If I told you that STEP grants were actually grants to help companies expand their markets through exporting, would you believe me?  What if I told

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