For over six years, the Region Q Workforce Development Board and the Business Services Team have engaged in developing partnerships with many local-area agency and employers by organizing county Business and Industry Councils. BICs are strategically located in each county and are connected with economic development partners who assist employers in the process of identifying and connecting with a skill workforce. Their endeavors include improving the skills of emerging, and existing workers to meet the demands of our local-area businesses. Recently, several of the BICs have accepted the challenge of becoming an ACT Work Ready Community. To learn more about how you can become involved with your local BIC, please call 252-974-1821.