FOLEY, AL (May 11, 2020) — On June 1, 2020, the South Baldwin Chamber office will relocate to the 38,000 square foot building at 19812 Underwood Road in Foley. Joining the Chamber at this location will be the Gateway Initiative team — a workforce development and business advocacy collaboration between the South Baldwin and Coastal Alabama Business Chambers. “This is an extraordinary opportunity to provide a one-stop-shop for workforce development, business incubation and acceleration, access to exceptional employee training, professional development, and customer service," said Donna Watts, President and CEO of the South Baldwin Chamber.
In addition to the Chamber and Gateway Initiative teams, the facility will house technical training programs offered by Coastal Alabama Community College, as well as dedicated space for our workforce development partners — the South Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC), Southwest Alabama Partnership and Training Education (SWAPTE), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Alabama Technology Network (ATN), the Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association (ARHA), and a variety of other business consulting services.
"Coastal Alabama Community College is excited to launch additional programs in South Baldwin County to complement our existing presence. Training programs offered will be directly tied to the high demand industries in Baldwin County and the region including Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Manufacturing. We will serve a wide range of community members including dual enrollment technical training for our high school students, adult education services including GED and High School equivalency, and credit and non-credit business and industry certifications." — Dr. Josh Duplantis, PhD, Dean of Workforce Development.
This relocation of the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce office creates an opportunity for other retailers to inhabit the available space and bring more traffic to the downtown area. The Chamber staff is delighted and eager for the opportunity to serve our business community in this exciting innovative and unparalleled capacity and looks forward to hosting a grand opening event in the near future.