Welcome to Central Gulf Industrial Alliance

A consortium of business and industry leaders along the Gulf Coast, CGIA is committed to improving industry performance and promoting best practices in the areas of workforce development, work safety and productivity. We are aggressively engaged in the creation of new programs that advance, improve and grow the workforce. With your help, we will play a major role in upgrading the skills of the existing workforce and in recruiting and developing a new generation of industrial and craft professionals.

CGIA is focused on adding value to our members’ business as a go-to resource for best practice information, a promoter of creative solutions to labor imbalances, a collaborator for workforce development issues, and a voice to both business owners and contractors.


To improve industry performance in the areas of work safety, workforce development, quality, and productivity.

Member Testimonials

  • “Being a member of CGIA has enabled us to work with multiple schools and programs directly helping us as contractors to find the best programs to recruit from in the Gulf Coast Region.”

    Mark McCord

Upcoming Events

  • CGIA Board Meeting

    CGIA Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month via conference call. Face-to-Face meetings are held on a quarterly basis.

    September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Join us for CGIA’s Industrial Career Expo to be held on October 2, 2019 in the Employee Activity Center at Evonik Corporation. This event will provide a mutually beneficial experience for both students and CGIA member companies!   If you are a Student from a CGIA-endorsed program, please clic...

    October 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • CGIA Workforce Development Committee Meeting

    CGIA Workforce Development Committee meetings are held on a quarterly basis. Typically, they are held on the second Wednesday of every three months (i.e. January, April, July, October). In April and October, they are held in conjunction with Industrial Trades Advisory Council (ITAC) meetings.

    October 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm