The College of Southern Idaho has been awarded a $4.4 million federal grant to build a new training and support center dedicated to the region's growing green energy industry.  The grant awarded Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce will help the Twin Falls community college build a new Applied Technology and Innovation Center. CSI President Dr. Gerald Beck says the development of wind, solar, geothermal and other renewable energy projects across southern Idaho is growing. He says the new center will help meet the demand for a skilled and trained work force that can support and take advantage of this growing sector of the economy. The center will be housed in a new 29,000-square foot energy efficient building planned on CSI's campus.

Read the press release from the U.S. Economic Development Administration HERE.