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 throughout the United States to foster job creation, collaboration and innovation.
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Mission: To lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. The U.S. Economic Development Administration's investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. This foundation builds upon two key economic drivers - innovation and regional collaboration. Innovation is key to global competitiveness, new and better jobs, a resilient economy, and the attainment of national economic goals. Regional collaboration is essential for economic recovery because regions are the centers of competition in the new global economy and those that work together to leverage resources and use their strengths to overcome weaknesses will fare better than those that do not. EDA encourages its partners around the country to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.

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EDA investments support high-growth #entrepreneurship, create #jobs, and drive economic growth. Read our latest #innovat...
01/08/2021

EDA investments support high-growth #entrepreneurship, create #jobs, and drive economic growth. Read our latest #innovation success stories to see how: https://bit.ly/2pBtGVg

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $2.7 million to facilitate commercial redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel Pl...
01/07/2021

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $2.7 million to facilitate commercial redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel Plant Site in Lackawanna, New York, Opportunity Zone: https://bit.ly/2XhUGMD

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $2.2 million in Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, to provide technical assistance to ac...
01/07/2021

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $2.2 million in Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, to provide technical assistance to accelerate the economic transition to new industries in 18 counties in Appalachian Ohio. The EDA grant will be matched with $550,000 in local funds. https://bit.ly/3hPsBFU

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3.5 million in the Carneys Point Township Sewer Authority, Carneys Point, New Jerse...
01/07/2021

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3.5 million in the Carneys Point Township Sewer Authority, Carneys Point, New Jersey, to make sanitary sewer service infrastructure improvements needed to support the community and its growing business needs. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with more than $3.5 million in local funds and is expected to create 4,250 jobs and generate $547 million in private investment. https://bit.ly/3ooXumN

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy planning process or CEDS contributes significantly to effective economic...
01/07/2021

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy planning process or CEDS contributes significantly to effective economic development across the U.S. Search the CEDS Resource Library on www.StatsAmerica.org for great examples in your own EDA region: https://bit.ly/2yHTRCe

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $5 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to support marketing plan to aid reopeni...
01/06/2021

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $5 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to support marketing plan to aid reopening of the tourism economy in Florida: https://bit.ly/3om7MEs

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3.8 million in the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, to install a new e...
01/06/2021

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3.8 million in the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, to install a new emergency generator system to ensure consistent and reliable power for the University Hospital. To be matched with more than $950,000 in local investment. https://bit.ly/392ri2k

As we welcome 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce reflects on some of the most popular stories of last year: https://b...
01/06/2021

As we welcome 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce reflects on some of the most popular stories of last year: https://buff.ly/3op7WuA #YearInReview

As we welcome 2021, we reflect on some of the most popular stories of last year: https://buff.ly/3op7WuA #YearInReview

Calling all Civil Engineers! EDA is looking for passionate talent to support its CARES Act initiatives and directly assi...
01/06/2021

Calling all Civil Engineers! EDA is looking for passionate talent to support its CARES Act initiatives and directly assist local communities as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19. If interested, please visit our careers page: https://bit.ly/2JOFKm6 to apply.

EDA has partnered with Smart Growth America, the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative, the Center for Creative Land Rec...
01/05/2021

EDA has partnered with Smart Growth America, the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative, the Center for Creative Land Recycling and NADO to support U.S. communities impacted by nuclear plant closures. Get the latest update in Smart Growth America's newsletter! https://bit.ly/2MsEZ2O

01/05/2021
Success Stories: Infrastructure | U.S. Economic Development Administration

EDA's Public Works program empowers communities to revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical #infrastructure to attract new industry and diversify local economies. Read our success stories to see how: https://bit.ly/2q8Rem1 #EconDev

EDA investments catalyze strategic, regionally-focused plans to build strong economic ecosystems that will support entrepreneurship and business growth, enhance and grow their existing economic assets, and create well-paying jobs in growing sectors. By investing in bottom-up regional economic develo...

EDA is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for #CARESAct Recovery Assistance to help communities prevent, ...
01/05/2021

EDA is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for #CARESAct Recovery Assistance to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. For specific information on eligibility and to access our FAQs, visit: https://bit.ly/38di58b

Economic developers: Need actionable data to make informed development decisions? Visit www.statsamerica.org to access a...
01/04/2021

Economic developers: Need actionable data to make informed development decisions? Visit www.statsamerica.org to access a unique and useful set of tools to help you plan your strategy. Indiana Business Research Center

Congratulations to Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, on being awarding $1.6 million to provide instrumentat...
01/04/2021

Congratulations to Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, on being awarding $1.6 million to provide instrumentation and equipment to the newly established National Institute for Materials Advancement at the Kansas Polymer Research Center! The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $400,000 in local funds, is expected to create 50 jobs, retain 25 jobs, and generate $2 million in private investment. https://bit.ly/38XhsP7

#ICYMI: U.S. Department of Commerce announced its investing $2.9 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance in BioSTL, St....
01/04/2021

#ICYMI: U.S. Department of Commerce announced its investing $2.9 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance in BioSTL, St. Louis, Missouri, to create the Center for National Pandemic Resilience in Biosciences. The EDA grant, to be matched with $741,030 in local investment, is expected to create 125 jobs, and spur $20 million in private investment. https://bit.ly/35aB3KD

EDA invests $500,000 in the Good Work Network, New Orleans, Louisiana, to create a statewide virtual business training c...
12/17/2020

EDA invests $500,000 in the Good Work Network, New Orleans, Louisiana, to create a statewide virtual business training center that will provide resources for small-and minority-owned businesses. The project, to be matched with $135,000 in local funds, is expected to create 80 new jobs, and retain 320 jobs. https://bit.ly/3p4RGPE

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $8 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to the Colorado Lending Source, LTD, Den...
12/17/2020

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $8 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to the Colorado Lending Source, LTD, Denver, Colorado, to establish a Revolving Loan Fund that will provide critical loans to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 across Colorado. https://bit.ly/3my7Z5v

Success Story: In Teton County, Idaho, EDA and the East-Central Idaho Planning and Development Association Incubate Inno...
12/17/2020

Success Story: In Teton County, Idaho, EDA and the East-Central Idaho Planning and Development Association Incubate Innovation: https://bit.ly/3r3DqIt

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Economic Development Association

U.S. Department of Commerce invests to establish disaster resilient workforce training center in Northern Mariana Island...
12/16/2020

U.S. Department of Commerce invests to establish disaster resilient workforce training center in Northern Mariana Islands Opportunity Zone: https://bit.ly/3ak591I

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to the South Carolina Department of Park...
12/16/2020

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Columbia, South Carolina, to support implementation of the state’s Tourism Recovery Marketing Plan: https://bit.ly/3nsDMGi

EDA continues to accept applications for CARES Act Recovery Assistance to aid American communities impacted by the coron...
12/16/2020

EDA continues to accept applications for CARES Act Recovery Assistance to aid American communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Visit eda.gov/coronavirus to learn how to apply. #AmericaWorksTogether

Today alongside Secretary Ben Carson, Scott Turner, Executive Director of The White House Opportunity and Revitalization...
12/15/2020

Today alongside Secretary Ben Carson, Scott Turner, Executive Director of The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, announced a $2.9 million EDA grant to support the establishment of the Global Forum for Freedom and Justice in Birmingham, Alabama.

The grant will be used to develop a feasibility study to determine where to establish the Global Forum for Freedom and Justice in Birmingham, Alabama and will serve as a catalyst for connecting Americans and citizens from around the world to new ideas and insights concerning leadership and civil rights. https://bit.ly/385aeZ8

Success Story: Prototype-to-Production Hardware Accelerator program at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works Guides Hardware Entrepr...
12/15/2020

Success Story: Prototype-to-Production Hardware Accelerator program at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works Guides Hardware Entrepreneurs Through Manufacturing Process: https://bit.ly/37lbGr7 Cornell University

#FraudAlert: EDA does not provide grants to individuals and does not ask for personal information. If you believe you or...
12/14/2020

#FraudAlert: EDA does not provide grants to individuals and does not ask for personal information. If you believe you or someone you know has been the victim of a scam, contact the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General or the FTC to file a report: https://go.usa.gov/xf9KA

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $4.5 million in the Greenville Utilities Commission, Greenville, North Carolina, to ...
12/11/2020

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $4.5 million in the Greenville Utilities Commission, Greenville, North Carolina, to make wastewater system infrastructure improvements needed to support the growth of the region’s healthcare sector and other businesses. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with nearly $3 million in local funds, is expected to create 46 jobs, retain 700 jobs, and generate $329 million in private investment. https://bit.ly/3maFpam

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $6.4 million in Pembroke, North Carolina, to make critical wastewater infrastructure...
12/11/2020

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $6.4 million in Pembroke, North Carolina, to make critical wastewater infrastructure improvements needed to protect and support the community and its businesses. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with nearly $1.6 million in local funds, is expected to create 100 jobs, retain 400 jobs, and generate $2.5 million in private investment. https://bit.ly/3nbDG5Y

Today Anthony Foti, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Aff...
12/10/2020

Today Anthony Foti, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce, announced a $2.6 million EDA grant to the city of Dublin, Georgia, to provide expanded and reliable sanitary sewer service to the Dublin-Laurens County South Industrial Park. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with nearly $1.5 million in local funds. https://bit.ly/3m82sCw

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $1.7 million in Montgomery City, Missouri, to construct a broadband fiber network to...
12/10/2020

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $1.7 million in Montgomery City, Missouri, to construct a broadband fiber network to serve local businesses. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $421,681 in local funds, is expected to create 70 jobs, retain 8 jobs, and generate $12 million in private investment. https://bit.ly/3a15pTg

Success Story: At a Landlocked Port, Water is Vital: https://bit.ly/2W4cQka #Infrastructure #Jobs #EconDev
12/10/2020

Success Story: At a Landlocked Port, Water is Vital: https://bit.ly/2W4cQka #Infrastructure #Jobs #EconDev

Today Anthony Foti, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Aff...
12/10/2020

Today Anthony Foti, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce, announced a $2 million EDA grant to the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, Statesboro, Georgia, to boost business growth and resiliency efforts by expanding the City Center Business Incubator. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $500,000 in local funds, is expected to create 300 jobs, and generate $40 million in private investment. https://bit.ly/33Zshi5

The City of Statesboro
Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia
Georgia Southern University

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3.6 million in Springfield, Kentucky, to make water infrastructure improvements to ...
12/09/2020

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3.6 million in Springfield, Kentucky, to make water infrastructure improvements to boost the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission’s capacity to meet current and future needs of its residential, commercial, and industrial water customers following severe storms and heavy flooding in 2019. The EDA grant will be matched with nearly $900,000 in local funds. https://bit.ly/3qJvufi

City of Springfield, KY

Congrats to EDA’s Lee Shirey on being awarded the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Community Economic Develo...
12/09/2020

Congrats to EDA’s Lee Shirey on being awarded the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Community Economic Development Award for organizing the Wisconsin Tribal Technical Tour, which connects resources with tribal communities. Think-Make-Happen In Wisconsin https://bit.ly/2VUynvx

Did you miss the Indiana Business Research Center and EDA webinar about the new CEDS Resource Library on StatsAmerica.or...
12/09/2020

Did you miss the Indiana Business Research Center and EDA webinar about the new CEDS Resource Library on StatsAmerica.org Dec. 2? Watch the complete recording here: www.statsamerica.org/training #EconDev #EDDs #CEDS

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