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Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing

EDA Innovation Investment Supports Textile Manufacturing in North Carolina

North Carolina has a vibrant history in textile manufacturing, which dates back decades before technological advances such as the high-tech knitting machine.

October 2020

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EDA University Center Participates in Cross-Campus Collaboration to Respond to Aid COVID-19 Pandemic

An EDA University Center partner, the Tom Love Innovation Hub at the University of Oklahoma (OU), is participating in a cross-campus effort to create and validate essential medical equipment in support of our healthcare heroes.

May 2020

Member of the For Oklahoma Covid-19 Task Force Helps to Create PPE


Grayling Mill, ARAUCO’s First Greenfield Plant Constructed in the United States, Transforms Manufacturing in Michigan

A $3.2 million EDA public works project to help fund water and wastewater facility upgrades in Grayling, Michigan, resulted in the attraction of foreign-based particle board manufacturer ARAUCO.

June 2019

ARAUCO’s Grand Opening, April 16, 2019


Examples of How the TAAF Program Is Helping U.S. Manufacturing Firms Compete Against Increasing Imports

EDA supports a national network of 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACSs) to help strengthen the competitiveness of American companies that have lost domestic sales and employment because of increased imports of similar goods and services.

September 2018

Construction workers build new rail line at America’s Central Port. Courtesy of Tri-City Regional Port District

Infrastructure, Manufacturing

EDA Investments in America’s Central Port Connect Region with Nationwide Freight Network

Since 2002, EDA has made three investments, totaling nearly $5.3 million, to make significant infrastructure improvements needed to support the development of America’s Central Port in Granite City, Illinois. Included were improvements made to the rail line that serves the facility.

February 2018

Construction workers build new rail line at America’s Central Port. Courtesy of Tri-City Regional Port District

Infrastructure, Manufacturing

Infrastructure Improvements Allow Businesses to Expand, Create New Jobs in Fall River, MA

In 2013, EDA awarded the City of Fall River, Massachusetts a $2-million-dollar grant which was matched with $2 million in local share for the Airport Road Water System Improvement project at the city’s 425-acre Industrial Park.

December 2017

Matouk Textile Works


Manufacturing Partnership in North-Central Montana Attracts Jobs and Investment to Region

To diversify the regional trade area of Great Falls, Montana, the Great Falls Development Authority, Inc. (GFDA), established the Great Falls Regional Manufacturing Partnership in 2012 to help boost manufacturing growth.

November 2017

Great Falls, Montana Development Authority logo


Recent EDA Investments in Missouri and West Virginia Support Local Efforts to Grow their Manufacturing Base

On Manufacturing Day, October 6, 2017, EDA Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs (DAS-RA) Dennis Alvord joined Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to break ground on Ranken Technical College’s new Manufacturing Inc., incubator facility.

October 2017

EDA DAS-RA Alvord, Mo., Gov., Eric Greitens, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson & Ranken President Shoun Break Ground on Manufacturing Inc., Project.


Manufacturing Center at Boise State University Helps “In the Ditch” Towing Products Accelerate Exports

Chuck Ceccerelli, guided by his philosophy that tow trucks should be constructed better and last longer, built Idaho Wrecker Sales and “In the Ditch” Towing Products, now leaders in custom- built tow trucks.

September 2017

Idaho Wrecker Sales logo


Strong First Year for Foreign-Owned South Carolina Tire Manufacturing Plant

In 2014, EDA partnered with South Carolina's Chester County Sewer District through a $2.2 million grant - matched with $1.5 million in local funds - to make sewer infrastructure upgrades needed to serve a new manufacturing plant that became the first North American manufacturing facility for the 10th largest tire company in the world.

June 2017

Giti Tire Logo


Made in Baltimore: A Renewed Sense of Hometown Pride

Small businesses in Baltimore are getting a boost as a result of a $110,000 EDA Local Technical Assistance Program  (PDF grant that was awarded in 2016 to help the Baltimore City Department of Planning launch its Made in Baltimore program.

May 2017

Makers Jeremiah Jones of Sewlab USA and Rachel Bone from Red Prairie Press set up for the Pop-Up Shop.
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