Investing in the Future of America

Build Our Way Out is an industry-driven, workforce training initiative for building America’s next generation of diversified skilled trades and manufacturing workforce.

Supported by a coalition of business, labor, and workforce training leaders we advocate for a $1 billion corporate tax credit to expand industry-driven technical academies and workforce programs in low-income and working-class communities that will lead to blue collar/new collar, in-demand, well-paid, upwardly mobile jobs.

Ultimately, the initiative will diversify America’s workforce, rebuild America’s infrastructure, return manufacturing to the U.S., and launch the next generation of the urban/rural middle class.

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It is critical that our workforce systems not only better-align with industry demand, but fundamentally change the relationship between the two.


It is critical that our workforce systems not only better-align with industry demand, but fundamentally change the relationship between the two.


Waiting is Not an Option

The Build Our Way Out coalition is organizing national, state, and local workforce, industry, and private trade union leaders from all 50 states as well as identifying and developing 20 “shovel-ready” sites to advocate for and demonstrate the effectiveness of this bi-partisan, legislative Initiative.

The need is urgent.

Companies need skilled workers, and it is increasingly difficult to identify and hire trained and skilled workers in their regions – specifically around long-term projects.

Unions/skilled trades want to secure employment opportunities for their members and increase membership – especially within communities of color.

Existing investment and development zones and sites are beyond shovel ready – but they need the talent pipelines and the economic incentives/support, today.