Funding to the tune of $1 million has been secured for the construction of a new manufacturing facility that will go up on Isleta Boulevard in Albuquerque.
The Partnership for Community Action has announced that it will be build a 15,370 square foot building designed to house manufacturing and the assembling of textiles, as well as both entrepreneurial and workforce training.
The $1 million is coming in the form of a grant from the Economic Development Administration wing of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Economic Development Administration is designed to partner with local community organizations with the goal of fostering collaboration, job creation, and innovation.
In announcing the grant, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said services at the new facility will provide the tools “businesses need to compete and thrive in the global economy.”
The new facility will be built in partnership with the Southwest Creations Collaborative, another nonprofit that currently employs 36 women in a clothing manufacturing facility.
Altogether, the new building will cost $3 million to build. Additional funding is coming from several other sources.
The Partnership for Community Action, with offices at 722 Isleta Boulevard SW, was founded in 1990 and focuses on education, economic sustainability, and immigrant right issues primarily in the South Valley.
By Garry Boulard
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