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Assistant Secretary Williams announces EDA grant to boost arts-based entrepreneurship on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. [Read More]

Deputy Assistant Sec. Erskine announces $300,000 EDA grant to Propeller Inc. to support the growth of regional entrepreneurship in the water cluster through its Water Accelerator program. [Read More]

Message to EDA from President Barack Obama [View Message (PDF)]

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams joins Mayor J.E. Smith and community leaders for ribbon cutting ceremony at the Jasper County Workforce Development Center in Bay Springs, Mississippi [Read More]

EDA exec: $1M Wichita State grant a ‘testament to region’s collaboration’ [Read More]

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams joined LA County Supervisor Solis at the University of Southern California to discuss the future of the biotech corridor and jobs [Read More]

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams visited Rutgers University on 5/22 to announce the 12 recipients of the 2014 Science and Research Park Development Grants, part of the Regional Innovation Strategies program [Read More]

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams Joins Rhode Island Congressional Delegation on Tour of State [Read More]

What is Economic Development?

Economic Development creates the conditions for economic growth and improved quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and communities to maximize the use of their talents and skills to support innovation, lower transaction costs, and responsibly produce and trade valuable goods and services.

Economic Development requires effective, collaborative institutions focused on advancing mutual gain for the public and the private sector. Economic Development is essential to ensuring our economic future.