On March 23, Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) received the Laurie Moran Partnership Award based on the successful collaboration and partnership between the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wake County Economic Development. This award was delivered by the National Association of Workforce Boards at the annual conference in Washington D.C.
The Laurie Moran Partnership Award is given jointly to a workforce development board and Chamber of Commerce who have demonstrated incredible partnership to advance the workforce and economic development of the local region. The 2019 nominees were the Tulsa Area Workforce Development Board, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development, and Capital Area Workforce Development Board.
The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wake County Economic Development have developed a strong partnership with CAWD over the years, resulting in a number of successful economic development projects with thousands of jobs, and a highly educated and available workforce. This award reinforces the importance of continuous and frequent partnership on workforce development initiatives, and the value CAWD provides as more companies look to expand or relocate to Wake County and the Research Triangle region. Ashley Cagle, assistant executive director of WCED and vice president of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, had the following comment on the award:
“Our workforce development partners are a critical element of any successful economic development project. CAWD is a true leader when it comes to creating a community that has a highly talented, educated, and effective workforce. We are honored to be recognized alongside our friends and partners at CAWD.”
Raleigh Chamber President and CEO Adrienne Cole also offered her comments on the award:
“It is an honor to be recognized with the Laurie Moran Partnership Award. “We are privileged to partner with the Capital Area Workforce Development Board. Their expertise and unwavering collaboration are vital to developing our world-class employment base.”
The Raleigh Chamber and WCED look forward to continued growth and partnership with Capital Area Workforce Development.