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Yuma organization receives second grant from Southwest Gas

Yuma Multiversity Campus

Yuma Multiversity Campus Corporation received a grant from Southwest Gas for higher education access

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma Multiversity Campus Corporation (YMVC) received a second grant from Southwest Gas for their plan to support Yuma's higher education access and outcomes.

This grant will help fund YMVC's phase 3 implementation of their plan that will be introduced to the public in a series of public engagements to be presented early next year said YVMC.

The organization wants to help the Yuma community have more access to higher education, which can help Yuma have increased wage potential, lower unemployment and underemployment, increased sustainability and a thriving population.

When the higher education outcomes has increased, it will help attract new primary employers come to the Yuma area.

The YMVC program also works with stakeholders in regions such as Imperial County, California, Baja Norte and Northern Sonora, Mexico.

“Greater Phoenix’s success attracting new employers provides an opportunity for the Yuma region to attract additional employers to support supply chains,” YVMC President/CEO Jim Schuessler noted. “From San Luis to Yuma, we offer great opportunity to existing and potential new employers because of our growth, our youth, and potential sites for industrial development. Working with AWC, ASU, NAU, and UA, we seek to catalyze added resources to achieve greater education outcomes so that the Greater Yuma region may fully participate in the New Economy Initiative.” 

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