Traill County Economic Development Commission

The Traill County Economic Development Commission on Nov. 19 approved a grant program to help a number of area business train their workers.

Executive Director Jim Murphy asked TCEDC board members in October to set aside $3,000 for an employee training scholarship program for the county’s primary sector businesses.

After mulling the issue for a month, the board met online and increased the funding for the fledging program from $3,000 to $5,000 to educate the county’s workforce.

Ten companies in Traill County, including American Crystal Sugar and Degelman Industries in Hillsboro and Advanced Drainage Systems in Buxton, are eligible to apply for the grants.

“Investing in training helps employees feel valued ... and improves safety,” Murphy said.

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