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Assistant Secretary Williams joins SBA Administrator Contreras- Sweet in Flint Michigan to support the Flint community in their recovery efforts. [Read More]

Assistant Secretary Williams speaking with Chelsea Clinton and John Hope Bryant about the importance of economic inclusion at the 2016 Hope Global Forum. [Read More]

Assistant Secretary Williams meets with Texas Southern University students following Black History Month Ceremony [Read More]

EDA: Supporting Entrepreneurship as a Key Driver of Economic Opportunity and Job Growth in Baltimore. [Read More]

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)]

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.


National Advisory Council on Innovation-Entrepreneurship seeks members
Venture Nashville Connections (4/19/2016)

Economic development delegation visits ASU
ASU Now (4/11/2016)

Skills for Business: Emmitt Franklin, LyondellBasell
Venture Nashville Connections (4/19/2016)

Commerce official on how SA is meeting skills needs
San Antonio Business Journal (4/1/2016)