Come join our active industry clusters! These groups provide a monthly opportunity to learn about workforce activities, share hiring and training needs, and make progress on industry-related initiatives strengthen our region. Each month North AlabamaWorks gathers industry professionals for discussion and sharing of current issues and solutions. Currently, six industries are represented: Aerospace, Construction, Cyber/IT, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Utilities.
What is an Industry Cluster?
An industry cluster is a group of major industries in the region established to promote sustainability, profitability, and provide a forum for potential collaboration, resource sharing, and innovation between companies.
Why are Industry Clusters important to your business?
- Economic Development research has proven that strong industry clusters in a region enhance the growth opportunities for all partners involved.
- This type of collaboration builds local resiliency and encourages growth among the industries.
- The clusters enable businesses to work together to address similar employment and training needs in the region.
- Through these clusters, as needs are assessed, task forces are developed to work on projects and initiatives.
Why do the North Alabama Industry Clusters meet monthly?
Because of the rapidly changing economy in North Alabama, these monthly discussions allow rapid response to opportunities by economic development, education, and workforce partners who are often on the call or in the meeting room.
When are the next Industry Cluster meetings?
North AlabamaWorks! March Utilities Industry Cluster (in-person)
March 31, 2022, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
North AlabamaWorks! April Industry Cluster Meetings (virtual)
April 5, 2022 9:00 am – Manufacturing
April 5, 2022 1:00 pm – Construction
April 6, 2022 9:00 am – Healthcare
April 6, 2022 1:00 pm – Cyber / IT
April 7, 2022 9:00 am – Aerospace