Message From Assistant Secretary
December 2014 Newsletter
It’s hard to believe that another year is nearly behind us. As 2015 approaches, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2014 and all of the great work EDA and our partners have embarked on. I think it’s safe to say that 2014 was an eventful year for the agency. I was honored to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary and spearhead EDA’s efforts to support the Department of Commerce 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. To that end, EDA has made 648 investments in 2014, totaling nearly $240 million that support all pillars of the plan: innovation, data, environment, trade and investment, and operational excellence.
We have made incredible strides in implementing the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative and building our Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE). I encourage you to read about our efforts in greater detail in the stories below.
Thank you for your partnership in 2014. We have a lot to be proud of, and I look forward to an even better 2015.