U.S. Economic Development Administration

U.S. Economic Development Administration EDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that partners with distressed communities th Welcome to the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s official fan page on Facebook.

The purpose of this page is to provide an open forum for learning and discussing EDA policies, programs and news as well as economic issues that may concern our fans.

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Greater Colorado Venture Fund Focuses on Boosting Businesses in Rural Colorado: https://bit.ly/3INiSNg#EDASuccessStory #...
12/16/2021

Greater Colorado Venture Fund Focuses on Boosting Businesses in Rural Colorado: https://bit.ly/3INiSNg

#EDASuccessStory #Rural #Entrepreneurs

Greater Colorado Venture Fund Focuses on Boosting Businesses in Rural Colorado: https://bit.ly/3INiSNg

#EDASuccessStory #Rural #Entrepreneurs

EDA's #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge Phase 1 Finalists – regional coalitions of partnering entities – will now work...
12/15/2021

EDA's #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge Phase 1 Finalists – regional coalitions of partnering entities – will now work to further craft their ambitious economic plans to submit for Phase 2.

EDA will award 20-30 regional coalitions between $25M-$100M each to invest in the future of their regional economy.

Fact Sheet: https://bit.ly/322vvTO

EDA's #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge Phase 1 Finalists – regional coalitions of partnering entities – will now work to further craft their ambitious economic plans to submit for Phase 2.

EDA will award 20-30 regional coalitions between $25M-$100M each to invest in the future of their regional economy.

Fact Sheet: https://bit.ly/322vvTO

Open Role: PROGRAM ANALYSTLocation: Washington, D.C.Applications Due: Thursday Dec 16We have an opening for a Program An...
12/14/2021

Open Role: PROGRAM ANALYST
Location: Washington, D.C.
Applications Due: Thursday Dec 16

We have an opening for a Program Analyst. This position will coordinate various EDA programs and initiatives focused on regional economic development, with a specific focus on EDA's Research and Evaluation and National Technical Assistance program.

Apply: https://bit.ly/322438G

Open Role: PROGRAM ANALYST
Location: Washington, D.C.
Applications Due: Thursday Dec 16

We have an opening for a Program Analyst. This position will coordinate various EDA programs and initiatives focused on regional economic development, with a specific focus on EDA's Research and Evaluation and National Technical Assistance program.

Apply: https://bit.ly/322438G

GOOD JOBS | Register Now! Join Assistant Secretary Castillo for an expert panel on the #GoodJobsChallenge on Friday, Dec...
12/14/2021

GOOD JOBS | Register Now! Join Assistant Secretary Castillo for an expert panel on the #GoodJobsChallenge on Friday, Dec 17th at 2pm EST.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3dFTDOG

Good Jobs Challenge applications are due on January 26, 2022.

GOOD JOBS | Register Now! Join Assistant Secretary Castillo for an expert panel on the #GoodJobsChallenge on Friday, Dec 17th at 2pm EST.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3dFTDOG

Good Jobs Challenge applications are due on January 26, 2022.

#NEWS | 60 finalists announced for the U.S. Department of Commerce's $1B #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge. Proposals ...
12/13/2021

#NEWS | 60 finalists announced for the U.S. Department of Commerce's $1B #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge. Proposals presented will now compete for up to $100M to invest in the future of their regional economy.

Our finalists: https://bit.ly/3dNmGzW

#NEWS | 60 finalists announced for the U.S. Department of Commerce's $1B #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge. Proposals presented will now compete for up to $100M to invest in the future of their regional economy.

Our finalists: https://bit.ly/3dNmGzW

NEWS | Today, Secretary Raimondo announced 60 finalists for the $1B #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge! Finalists’ proj...
12/13/2021

NEWS | Today, Secretary Raimondo announced 60 finalists for the $1B #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge! Finalists’ projects will bring back communities across the country and get Americans back to work.

These region-specific coalitions of government, nonprofits, academia, business and philanthropy will work towards ambitious economic plans for their future.

Meet the finalists & read the project summaries: https://bit.ly/3dNmGzW

#AmericanRescuePlanAct #EconDev

NEWS | Today, Secretary Raimondo announced 60 finalists for the $1B #BuildBackBetter Regional Challenge! Finalists’ projects will bring back communities across the country and get Americans back to work.

These region-specific coalitions of government, nonprofits, academia, business and philanthropy will work towards ambitious economic plans for their future.

Meet the finalists & read the project summaries: https://bit.ly/3dNmGzW

#AmericanRescuePlanAct #EconDev

GOOD JOBS | Register Now! Join Assistant Secretary Castillo for an expert panel on the #GoodJobsChallenge on Friday, Dec...
12/10/2021

GOOD JOBS | Register Now! Join Assistant Secretary Castillo for an expert panel on the #GoodJobsChallenge on Friday, Dec 17th at 2pm EST.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3dFTDOG

Good Jobs Challenge applications are due on January 26, 2022.

GOOD JOBS | Register Now! Join Assistant Secretary Castillo for an expert panel on the #GoodJobsChallenge on Friday, Dec 17th at 2pm EST.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3dFTDOG

Good Jobs Challenge applications are due on January 26, 2022.

NEWS | Secretary Raimondo Announces $196M to Accelerate Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.  24 states and territori...
12/08/2021

NEWS | Secretary Raimondo Announces $196M to Accelerate Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

24 states and territories have received #AmericanRescuePlanAct funding targeted at pandemic recovery.

Press Release: https://bit.ly/3DH19Dj

#Tourism #BuildBackBetter

NEWS | Secretary Raimondo Announces $196M to Accelerate Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

24 states and territories have received #AmericanRescuePlanAct funding targeted at pandemic recovery.

Press Release: https://bit.ly/3DH19Dj

#Tourism #BuildBackBetter

EDA's Indigenous Communities program will allocate $100 million in #AmericanRescuePlanAct funds for Indigenous communiti...
12/08/2021

EDA's Indigenous Communities program will allocate $100 million in #AmericanRescuePlanAct funds for Indigenous communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Learn more and apply: www.eda.gov/arpa/indigenous

EDA's Indigenous Communities program will allocate $100 million in #AmericanRescuePlanAct funds for Indigenous communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Learn more and apply: www.eda.gov/arpa/indigenous

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $2.6 million grant to establish a medical training facility in Keyser, West Virginia.Rele...
12/07/2021

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $2.6 million grant to establish a medical training facility in Keyser, West Virginia.

Release: https://bit.ly/3GoKd6o

#Infrastructure #Workforce #Broadband

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $2.6 million grant to establish a medical training facility in Keyser, West Virginia.

Release: https://bit.ly/3GoKd6o

#Infrastructure #Workforce #Broadband

#ICYMI: Last week Assistant Secretary Castillo traveled to Hartford, Connecticut to see firsthand how Community Solution...
12/07/2021

#ICYMI: Last week Assistant Secretary Castillo traveled to Hartford, Connecticut to see firsthand how Community Solutions' Swift Factory business incubator is accelerating the local economic growth of minority-owned small businesses.

Full story: https://bit.ly/3rHOyO1

#SmallBusiness #Equity

#ICYMI: Last week Assistant Secretary Castillo traveled to Hartford, Connecticut to see firsthand how Community Solutions' Swift Factory business incubator is accelerating the local economic growth of minority-owned small businesses.

Full story: https://bit.ly/3rHOyO1

#SmallBusiness #Equity

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $3 million grant to support supply chain and transportation infrastructure in San Bernard...
12/06/2021

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $3 million grant to support supply chain and transportation infrastructure in San Bernardino, #California.

Release: https://bit.ly/3drovm2

#SupplyChain #Infrastructure

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $3 million grant to support supply chain and transportation infrastructure in San Bernardino, #California.

Release: https://bit.ly/3drovm2

#SupplyChain #Infrastructure

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $1.6 million grant to expand a workforce training facility in Roxbury, #Massachusetts. Re...
12/06/2021

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $1.6 million grant to expand a workforce training facility in Roxbury, #Massachusetts.

Release: https://bit.ly/2ZWZ0FS

#Workforce #EconomicDevelopment

GRANT NEWS | EDA has awarded a $1.6 million grant to expand a workforce training facility in Roxbury, #Massachusetts.

Release: https://bit.ly/2ZWZ0FS

#Workforce #EconomicDevelopment

Applications for EDA's #GoodJobsChallenge are due January 26, 2022! This #AmericanRescuePlanAct funding opportunity has ...
12/06/2021

Applications for EDA's #GoodJobsChallenge are due January 26, 2022!

This #AmericanRescuePlanAct funding opportunity has $500M available for industry-led #workforce training programs for Americans.

See if your org is eligible and apply today: https://bit.ly/3cL5wCg

Applications for EDA's #GoodJobsChallenge are due January 26, 2022!

This #AmericanRescuePlanAct funding opportunity has $500M available for industry-led #workforce training programs for Americans.

See if your org is eligible and apply today: https://bit.ly/3cL5wCg

Open Role: PROGRAM ANALYSTLocation: Washington, D.C.Applications Due: Monday Dec 6We have an opening for a Program Analy...
12/03/2021

Open Role: PROGRAM ANALYST

Location: Washington, D.C.

Applications Due: Monday Dec 6

We have an opening for a Program Analyst under the #AmericanRescuePlanAct. Based in Washington, D.C. this position will manage the Revolving Loan Fund program portfolio and analyze RLF data to make recommendations for policy decisions.

Visit USAJOBS to apply: https://bit.ly/3FNU31B

Open Role: PROGRAM ANALYST

Location: Washington, D.C.

Applications Due: Monday Dec 6

We have an opening for a Program Analyst under the #AmericanRescuePlanAct. Based in Washington, D.C. this position will manage the Revolving Loan Fund program portfolio and analyze RLF data to make recommendations for policy decisions.

Visit USAJOBS to apply: https://bit.ly/3FNU31B

The National Association of Development Organizations has launched a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or ...
12/03/2021

The National Association of Development Organizations has launched a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or (CEDS) toolkit for economic developers!

The "Taking CEDS to the Next Level" toolkit provides access to over 40 #CEDS across the country.

Visit CEDS Central to view them all! www.cedscentral.com/best-practices.html

The National Association of Development Organizations has launched a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or (CEDS) toolkit for economic developers!

The "Taking CEDS to the Next Level" toolkit provides access to over 40 #CEDS across the country.

Visit CEDS Central to view them all! www.cedscentral.com/best-practices.html

#ICYMI: On November 3, Assistant Secretary Castillo testified on EDA reauthorization before the Senate Committee on Envi...
12/03/2021

#ICYMI: On November 3, Assistant Secretary Castillo testified on EDA reauthorization before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Read all submitted testimony and to view a recording here: https://bit.ly/3dbLq4o

#ICYMI: On November 3, Assistant Secretary Castillo testified on EDA reauthorization before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Read all submitted testimony and to view a recording here: https://bit.ly/3dbLq4o

Today, Assistant Secretary Castillo delivered virtual remarks to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Hire Learning Sum...
12/02/2021

Today, Assistant Secretary Castillo delivered virtual remarks to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Hire Learning Summit.

She outlined Biden-Harris administration workforce development efforts and funding available through EDA’s American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge.

Watch: https://youtu.be/ZTSyStyOgcI

#SVLGHLS2021

Today, Assistant Secretary Castillo delivered virtual remarks to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Hire Learning Summit.

She outlined Biden-Harris administration workforce development efforts and funding available through EDA’s American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge.

Watch: https://youtu.be/ZTSyStyOgcI

#SVLGHLS2021

EDA's #AmericanRescuePlanAct Good Jobs Challenge has $500M available to support industry-led #workforce training program...
12/02/2021

EDA's #AmericanRescuePlanAct Good Jobs Challenge has $500M available to support industry-led #workforce training programs for Americans – particularly women, people of color and those in underserved communities.

Apply by January 26: www.eda.gov/arpa/good-jobs-challenge

EDA's #AmericanRescuePlanAct Good Jobs Challenge has $500M available to support industry-led #workforce training programs for Americans – particularly women, people of color and those in underserved communities.

Apply by January 26: www.eda.gov/arpa/good-jobs-challenge

Today Assistant Secretary Alejandra Castillo is in Hartford, Connecticut touring the Swift Factory Business Incubator. I...
12/02/2021

Today Assistant Secretary Alejandra Castillo is in Hartford, Connecticut touring the Swift Factory Business Incubator.

In 2017, EDA awarded $2.8 million to non-profit company Community Solutions, Inc to revitalize the vacant industrial building. Now it’s flourished to serve startups in the neighborhood.

Along with EDA’s investment, Community Solutions, Inc. was able to attract an additional $23 million in private investment for the redevelopment

Success Story: https://bit.ly/3DjAwnX

Today Assistant Secretary Alejandra Castillo is in Hartford, Connecticut touring the Swift Factory Business Incubator.

In 2017, EDA awarded $2.8 million to non-profit company Community Solutions, Inc to revitalize the vacant industrial building. Now it’s flourished to serve startups in the neighborhood.

Along with EDA’s investment, Community Solutions, Inc. was able to attract an additional $23 million in private investment for the redevelopment

Success Story: https://bit.ly/3DjAwnX

Assistant Secretary Castillo recently visited Puerto Rico to see firsthand how EDA investments are supporting natural di...
12/01/2021

Assistant Secretary Castillo recently visited Puerto Rico to see firsthand how EDA investments are supporting natural disaster recovery and resiliency efforts on the island.

Since the 2017 hurricane season, EDA has awarded 34 grants to Puerto Rico, totaling more than $111 million through supplemental disaster funding. These investments are expected to create or retain more than 43,000 jobs and attract close to $283 million in private investment.

Full story: https://bit.ly/3Didi1j

Assistant Secretary Castillo recently visited Puerto Rico to see firsthand how EDA investments are supporting natural disaster recovery and resiliency efforts on the island.

Since the 2017 hurricane season, EDA has awarded 34 grants to Puerto Rico, totaling more than $111 million through supplemental disaster funding. These investments are expected to create or retain more than 43,000 jobs and attract close to $283 million in private investment.

Full story: https://bit.ly/3Didi1j

Open Role: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYSTLocation: Washington, D.C.Applications Due: Monday Dec 6We have an opening for ...
12/01/2021

Open Role: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST

Location: Washington, D.C.

Applications Due: Monday Dec 6

We have an opening for a Management and Program Analyst under the American Rescue Plan Act. Based in Washington, D.C. this position will evaluate, communicate and advise on policies, guidance, regulations, statute and precedents applicable to the administration of grant and financial assistance programs.

Visit USAJOBS to apply: https://bit.ly/3EfZe9Y

Open Role: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST

Location: Washington, D.C.

Applications Due: Monday Dec 6

We have an opening for a Management and Program Analyst under the American Rescue Plan Act. Based in Washington, D.C. this position will evaluate, communicate and advise on policies, guidance, regulations, statute and precedents applicable to the administration of grant and financial assistance programs.

Visit USAJOBS to apply: https://bit.ly/3EfZe9Y

EDA is committed to equitably distributing American Rescue Plan Act funding, which includes a $300M Coal Communities Com...
12/01/2021

EDA is committed to equitably distributing American Rescue Plan Act funding, which includes a $300M Coal Communities Commitment.

This ARP program supports investments in coal communities to create new jobs and opportunities for the future.

Fact Sheet: https://bit.ly/3obzE0f

EDA is committed to equitably distributing American Rescue Plan Act funding, which includes a $300M Coal Communities Commitment.

This ARP program supports investments in coal communities to create new jobs and opportunities for the future.

Fact Sheet: https://bit.ly/3obzE0f

The November edition of the Innovate@EDA newsletter is out! EDA Builds on Past Achievements to Set the Course for the Fu...
11/30/2021

The November edition of the [email protected] newsletter is out!

EDA Builds on Past Achievements to Set the Course for the Future: https://bit.ly/3EeGhob

#Innovation #Impact #EconomicDevelopment

The November edition of the [email protected] newsletter is out!

EDA Builds on Past Achievements to Set the Course for the Future: https://bit.ly/3EeGhob

#Innovation #Impact #EconomicDevelopment

Open Role: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYSTLocation: Washington, D.C. Applications Due: Friday Dec 17 We have an opening f...
11/30/2021

Open Role: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST

Location: Washington, D.C.

Applications Due: Friday Dec 17

We have an opening for a Management and Program Analyst under the #AmericanRescuePlanAct. This position will lead, develop and implement EDA's organizational development strategy.

Visit USAJOBS to apply: https://bit.ly/3D0Bfdr

Open Role: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST

Location: Washington, D.C.

Applications Due: Friday Dec 17

We have an opening for a Management and Program Analyst under the #AmericanRescuePlanAct. This position will lead, develop and implement EDA's organizational development strategy.

Visit USAJOBS to apply: https://bit.ly/3D0Bfdr

#ICYMI: EDA partners with the Milken Institute and Rural Community Assistance Partnership to aid underserved communities...
11/30/2021

#ICYMI: EDA partners with the Milken Institute and Rural Community Assistance Partnership to aid underserved communities in accessing predevelopment services: https://bit.ly/3Fw1om7

#RuralEmpowerment #EconomicDevelopment

#ICYMI: EDA partners with the Milken Institute and Rural Community Assistance Partnership to aid underserved communities in accessing predevelopment services: https://bit.ly/3Fw1om7

#RuralEmpowerment #EconomicDevelopment

U.S. Economic Development Administration Celebrates Native American Heritage Month and a Year of Progress with its Triba...
11/30/2021

U.S. Economic Development Administration Celebrates Native American Heritage Month and a Year of Progress with its Tribal Partners

Blog: https://bit.ly/3rnqe3K

#NAHM2021 #BuildBackBetter

U.S. Indian Affairs

U.S. Economic Development Administration Celebrates Native American Heritage Month and a Year of Progress with its Tribal Partners

Blog: https://bit.ly/3rnqe3K

#NAHM2021 #BuildBackBetter

U.S. Indian Affairs

Did you miss EDA's Good Jobs Challenge Office Hours event on November 18? Watch the recording to learn how this $500M ED...
11/29/2021

Did you miss EDA's Good Jobs Challenge Office Hours event on November 18?

Watch the recording to learn how this $500M EDA American Rescue Plan Act grant opportunity will support collaborative workforce training efforts to get Americans into good paying jobs.

https://bit.ly/3E6K1bo

Did you miss EDA's Good Jobs Challenge Office Hours event on November 18?

Watch the recording to learn how this $500M EDA American Rescue Plan Act grant opportunity will support collaborative workforce training efforts to get Americans into good paying jobs.

https://bit.ly/3E6K1bo

Understanding the Economic Development Administration’s Investments and Impacts: www.urban.org/eda#History #Impact #Econ...
11/29/2021

Understanding the Economic Development Administration’s Investments and Impacts: www.urban.org/eda

#History #Impact #EconomicDevelopment

Urban Institute

Understanding the Economic Development Administration’s Investments and Impacts: www.urban.org/eda

#History #Impact #EconomicDevelopment

Urban Institute

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