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Archives: Disaster | Economic Development Districts | Infrastructure | Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Manufacturing | Small Business Development/RLF | Workforce Development

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Oregon State University and University of Oregon Team Up to Launch TallWood Design Institute, Advance Mass-Timber Technologies

EDA 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) grantee Oregon State University (OSU) has partnered with the University of Oregon (UO) to launch the TallWood Design Institute (TDI), an innovative collaboration that brings together world-class expertise in wood science and technology, forestry, architecture and engineering to carry out applied research and support product development and testing of structural wood building materials and systems.

April 2018

A cross-laminated timber splice connection, tested at Oregon State University, installed at the George W. Peavy Science Center. Photography by Johanna Carson

Economic Development Districts

Developing Comprehensive Economic Natural Disaster Strategies in Northwest Arkansas

The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) has seen 10 Presidentially Declared Disasters in its counties over the past 15 years, each of which had far-reaching consequences for its citizens and economic prosperity.

March 2018

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Economic Development Districts, Small Business/RLF

Purchase of Business with EDA Revolving Loan Fund Assistance a Smooth Process for New Owner of Durango, Colorado’s Waxed Salon

For Jenna Morrison, business ownership was not a lifelong goal attained after years of planning. It was an unexpected opportunity in which she has found her footing, and hasn’t looked back since.

March 2018

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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

Workforce Development

College of Southern Idaho’s Applied Technology and Innovation Training Center Prepares Students for Jobs of the Future

South-central Idaho has been an attractive area for companies to expand. However, the region lacked workers trained in cutting-edge technologies that these companies needed.

December 2017

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Disaster, Infrastructure

Infrastructure Upgrades Provide Flood Protection in Huntingburg, Indiana

In 2011, EDA’s invested $1.3 million in the city of Huntingburg, Indiana for ?ood protection from wastewater.

December 2017

Huntingburg, Indiana

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.


Restoring Communities That Face Disaster: EDA Leadership, Tools and Resources

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people and families so deeply impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

September 2017

Photo by: FEMA News - August 30, 2017 - Members of FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Nebraska Task Force One (NE TF1) perform one of many water rescues in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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