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EDA plays a critical role in disaster recovery [Learn More]
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Assistance to Coal Communities 2017 (ACC 2017) [Read More]

EDA's Value Proposition statement outlines how we create conditions for economic growth. [Read More]

EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program Shows Strong Results. [Read More]

Check out some EDA success stories. [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.

Read EDA’s Value Proposition Statement.


Decherd plans $11.3 million sewer upgrade
Chattanooga Times Free Press (8/11/2017)