Federal grant to help develop workers in west Alabama

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LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) — A $2.5 million federal grant will help develop new workers with a goal of expanding economic development in rural west Alabama.

The money is going to the University of West Alabama for work in a 10-county region.

The area includes some of the state’s poorest counties, and officials sometimes cite the lack of qualified workers as part of the problem.

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