The RLA redefines the delivery of workforce education. The concept was designed under the leadership of Slippery Rock University in conjunction with education, business, and economic leaders in Western Pennsylvania. It was envisioned as the most innovative educational and workforce development concept in the nation, operating out of a single comprehensive facility. Designed to strengthen the economy of Western Pennsylvania, RLA provides a campus for organizations from virtually all sectors of our economy to collaborate, to meet, training and workforce/professional development needs which has facilitated significant regional economic growth. RLA is a 501(c)3 organization and remains the nation’s largest collaborative campus and the only self-sustaining center of its kind. By consolidating rather than fragmenting, business and industry can save time and considerable resources in finding the best answer to their workforce needs at the RLA.