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City of Pearland Partners with the National League of Cities and Department of Labor to Create New Jobs

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2023

Mou Sarkar
Pearland Economic Development Corporation

City of Pearland Partners with the National League of Cities and Department of Labor to Create New Jobs

Pearland, Texas — The City of Pearland and Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is proud to join a new peer-learning cohort led by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Department of Labor (DOL) to accelerate city efforts to design, develop, and launch a workforce initiative to build pathways into good jobs. The Good Jobs, Great Cities Learning Network will work with municipalities to spur innovative and scalable city-supported solutions that upskill and reskill workers into quality, high-demand jobs in infrastructure, clean energy, and advanced manufacturing jobs made possible by investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

“Pearland wants to be proactive in developing a high caliber regional workforce that can meet the needs of the in-demand jobs that are being created in our region,” stated Pearland Mayor Kevin Cole. “This program will be another asset to our workforce efforts.”

The city has made a concerted effort to attract major life sciences, medical device manufacturing and biotechnology companies to the area, but the success of these businesses depends on the availability of a skilled workforce. The City of Pearland, Pearland Chamber of Commerce, and PEDC, along with local partners in economic development, education, and industry, adopted the Pearland Prosperity Community Strategic Plan which has designated workforce and talent as a focus area. The city and its partners recognized the need for a structured workforce strategic plan to steer the direction of the region’s workforce initiatives and continue to invest in several workforce development programs and partnerships.

Through its participation in the Good Jobs, Great Cities Learning Network, the City of Pearland and PEDC will focus on developing the talent pipelines necessary to serve the industry that is already in the region and to position itself as destination for other life sciences and biomanufacturing companies. With its leadership focused on creating opportunities and building collaboration, these efforts will ensure that the City’s workforce is equipped with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st-century economy.

Pearland is joined by 17 other cities in the Good Jobs, Great Cities Learning Network. The program will run through 2024.


About PEDC

Established in 1995, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation promotes, assists and enhances the economic development activities and quality of life within Pearland, Texas. In bringing new and existing businesses to the area, the organization attracts capital investment to add to the city’s tax base and helps to increase the number of employment opportunities for residents. For more information, visit pearlandedc.com.

About the City of Pearland
The City of Pearland is a full-service local government serving residents and businesses of a dynamic and diverse community immediately south of Houston. Strategically located between the Texas Medical Center, Port of Houston, and Hobby Airport, Pearland is “The Community of Choice” with a range of quality housing, retail, and office areas supported by first-class public service, parks, and recreation opportunities. The city boasts 125,878 residents by last estimate and is positioned for well-planned growth and quality of life. Over 850 dedicated public servants at the City of Pearland endeavor to make Pearland the most attractive and desirable community available. For more information, please visit pearlandtx.gov.