Michael McDermott, Business Manager
Assisting Coal and Power Plant Communities
As part of the Biden administration’s ongoing commitment to energy workers, an online system has been launched to match $45 billion in investment opportunities with local economic revitalization programs.
The site was announced in a Dec. 13 discussion with administration officials, stakeholders, labor union members and representatives from private companies. They discussed how to re purpose existing assets like coal-fired plants to service new industries and technologies to preserve jobs and reposition assets as economic development tools. Including AFL-CIO and United Mine Workers members, the participants reaffirmed labor unions as a key partner to support worker training.
The online clearinghouse is a resource to sort and filter opportunities based on funding type, program and eligibility.