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Message From Assistant Secretary
Jay Williams

January 2015 Newsletter

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams The New Year is always a time of great promise – and it’s no different at EDA. This year, EDA will celebrate its 50th anniversary. For 50 years EDA has been helping communities across the nation strengthen and grow their economies. While we look back to commemorate our history and community impact, we are also excited to look to the future. In 2015, we will continue our work across agencies that foster regional collaboration, like IMCP. We will continue to support small businesses and entrepreneurs through the Regional Innovation Strategies programs, and we will help communities plan, build, or rebuild in order to be more resilient and competitive in the global economy. Thank you to all of our stakeholders and community partners for their instrumental work in helping to create sustainable economic growth and opportunity for the communities we serve.

Thank you for your continued support. Happy New Year! Let’s make 2015 a great year together.