Duke Energy Florida is investing $200,000 in strategic economic development and recruitment programs, by awarding grants to 14 Florida-based organizations.
The Duke Energy Foundation grants will help communities across the state attract, build and grow businesses, as well as tackle emerging recruitment and workforce challenges, according to a news release.
“These community partners are delivering meaningful results for our state, and we’re proud to support their ongoing commitment to growing our economy and enhancing the quality of life for all residents,” said Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida state president, in the release.
Locally, the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., received a $10,000 grant, to create a workforce development video showcasing its WorkforceCONNECT program and the talent pipeline in Pasco County.
Across the state, additional grants were awarded to these organizations in the communities that Duke Energy serves: Foundation for Chamber Economic Partnership; Enterprise Florida; Citrus County Economic Development Council; City of Pinellas Park; Hernando County Board of County Commissioners; Foundation for Orlando’s Future; Highlands County Board of County Commissioners; Lake County Board of County Commissioners; Seminole County; Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Inc.; North Florida Economic Development Partnership Foundation Inc.; Florida’s Great Northwest Foundation; and Sumter County.
For more information on the Duke Energy Foundation and its Powerful Communities program, visit Duke-energy.com/foundation.
Published January 12, 2022