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EDA Investment Helps Preserve Newport, Oregon's Role in the Pacific Fishery

With a population of just 11,000, the coastal community of Newport, Oregon has managed to establish itself as home to one of the richest seafaring traditions on the West Coast. It's a destination spot for visitors from throughout the United States who come to see the town's working waterfronts and maritime-based attractions, such as the Oregon Coast History Museum, historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, and notable restaurants and fish markets.

August 22, 2022

Port of Newport Commission President Jim Burke cuts the ribbon to the newly rebuilt Port Dock 5 Pier.


EDA Investment Spurs New Development

Helen Hayes once said that age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese. For the city of Willows, California, that adage also applies to cheese factories. In the mid-2010s, the town’s 100-year-old, family-owned cheese producer was on the cusp of relocating its operations to a new facility in a different area, a move necessitated by its increasingly antiquated factory.

June 28, 2022

EDA worked with Willows, California, to turn unused land into a modern industrial park, securing an anchor employer for the Central California city


EDA Helps Bring Jobs and Water to Northern Pennsylvania

Towanda is a small community in northern Pennsylvania, just a short drive from New York. It was founded in 1786 along the Susquehanna River, and by the 1800s, it was a thriving port for merchants. It was incorporated as a township in 1826 and is now home to more than 3,000 residents.

April 19, 2022

Towanda Municipal Authority Water Treatment Facility


The National World War II Museum Uses Unique Ways to Teach History

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, isn’t your traditional museum. Leaders pride themselves in using unique, innovative methods to share history with visitors.

March 24, 2022

The interior of Building 104 at San Francisco’s Pier 70 is pictured before (left) and after (right) redevelopment


From Steam to Silicon: San Francisco’s Pier 70 Welcomes a New Generation of Business with EDA Support

The maritime history of the western U.S. was written at San Francisco’s Pier 70. From the California Gold Rush to Y2K, the most important ships to ply the Pacific were laid down at Pier 70’s shipyards, one of the best-preserved 19th century industrial complexes west of the Mississippi.

Despite its historic importance to American seafaring, however, Pier 70 was unable to escape the decline of San Francisco’s shipbuilding industry. By the early 2000s, almost all of Pier 70’s industrial tenants had exited the site.

January 13, 2022

The interior of Building 104 at San Francisco’s Pier 70 is pictured before (left) and after (right) redevelopment


With EDA Support, Florida Gateway College Helps New Truck Drivers Hit the Road

When the pandemic first began, Americans had a renewed appreciation for the trucking industry, bringing supplies and groceries to shelves across the country. Two years later, the need for qualified, commercial truck drivers has only increased, as America faces global supply chain issues. With support from the Economic Development Administration, one grantee is helping to fill that void.

January 4, 2022

Florida Gateway College, Lake City, Florida


Assistant Secretary Alejandra Castillo Travels to Puerto Rico to Visit EDA Investments Sites Critical to Disaster Recovery and Preparedness

In 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by back-to-back storms that resulted in Category 5-level destruction. More than 3,000 people lost their lives in Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the entire population was left without power.

November 30, 2021

Assistant Secretary Castillo tours the conch lab at Conservacion Consciencia


EDA Investment Helps Former Logging Town “Branch Out”

Nestled in the densely forested Okanogan highlands of Eastern Washington, Deer Park’s fortunes were built on logging. But when the town’s last sawmill shut its doors, the community lost its long-time base industry and suddenly found itself with a need to economically “branch out.”

November 23, 2021

Jack Schultheis, General Manager of Kwik'pak Fisheries


New Mexico Project to Create One Stop Shop for Native American Entrepreneurs

A project in New Mexico is aiming to fill a gap in support for Native American artisans and entrepreneurs. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, showcases the accomplishments and history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico. It includes a museum highlighting cultural arts, educational opportunities, and space for daily artisans and dances.

November 16, 2021

Jack Schultheis, General Manager of Kwik'pak Fisheries


After Devastating Fire, EDA Partners with Yup’ik Fishermen to Rebuild Salmon Roe Processing Plant

Fishing has been the economic lifeblood of the Yup’ik people of western Alaska since time immemorial. After a catastrophic fire ripped through the Kwik'pak Fisheries salmon roe processing plant in Emmonak in March 2016, six Alaskan Native Villages along the Lower Yukon River found their economies in sudden peril. Kwik'pak Fisheries, an enterprise of the Native-owned Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, operates the only salmon processing plant in this section of Alaska’s vast, Unorganized Borough.

November 8, 2021

Jack Schultheis, General Manager of Kwik'pak Fisheries


Field of Dreams Becoming More Than a Field for Rural Iowa Town

In the middle of a sea of cornfields in rural Iowa lies a spot that instantly sparks nostalgia in baseball fans everywhere -- the site of a 1989 hit movie Field of Dreams which coined the phrase “If you build it, he will come.”

And they do come. The iconic site in Dyersville, Iowa, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and received international attention as the site of a Major League Baseball game earlier this summer.

September 22, 2021

The Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa is a popular tourist destination.


EDA Investments Educating the Nurses of Tomorrow

Nurses play a vital role in society, serving as the eyes and ears of our hospitals and health care facilities. Yet even before the coronavirus pandemic put a strain on the healthcare system, much of the nation was already facing a nursing shortage.

March 25, 2021

Cox College has been educating nursing students for more than 100 years


After EDA Investment, Workers – and Jobs – Walking Into Fresno

Country singer Bob Gallion’s 1972 song “Walking Into Fresno” tells how lonely it can be walking in Fresno, California, in the rain. In 2014, however, it was mud and standing water – rather than loneliness – that most plagued workers walking to their jobs in one area of south Fresno after a heavy downpour.

March 17, 2021

A well facility is the centerpiece of water infrastructure funded as part of the Port of Royal Slope’s EDA grant.


At a Landlocked Port, Water is Vital

Grant County, Washington, is not where you would expect to find a port.

Best known as the nation’s most prodigious potato-producing area, it is a landlocked county covered in dry grassland more than 150 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

December 10, 2020

A well facility is the centerpiece of water infrastructure funded as part of the Port of Royal Slope’s EDA grant.


Decades of Growth and Success: EDA and the New Mexico Sandia Science and Technology Park

The Sandia Science and Technology Park (SS&TP) opened its doors in 1998, transforming open desert foothills in southern Albuquerque, New Mexico, into an expansive industrial park focused on high-tech innovation and job growth.

December 2020

The Nukalpiaq delivering wood products along the Kuskokwim River to support the economy of the Native Village of Napaimute in Alaska.


Native Village of Napaimute Sets Sail to Greater Prosperity with EDA Grant

For members of the Native Village of Napaimute — an Alaska Native tribe in Western Alaska — the forests of the Yukon–Kuskokwim Delta are not only the heart and hearth of their ancestral home, they are also an important contemporary fixture of the village’s economy. In fact, Napaimute, in the Yup’ik language, literally means “forest people.”

November 2020

The Nukalpiaq delivering wood products along the Kuskokwim River to support the economy of the Native Village of Napaimute in Alaska.


EDA’s Partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation Drives Economic Growth in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation.

March 2020

Philadelphia Navy Yard


Treasure Valley Community College in Oregon Breaks Ground on New Career and Technical Education Facility Funded by EDA

On January 23, 2020, Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) broke ground on their new Vo-Tech facility in Ontario, Oregon. The facility is being established using funds invested by EDA.

January 2020

Officials break ground on the new, EDA-funded Treasure Valley Community College Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center (photos courtesy of TVCC)


EDA Investments Help Turn Love of Laughter into a Top National Museum

A $1.64 million EDA Public Works (PDF) program investment made in 2016 in the National Comedy Center of Jamestown, New York, helped turn the facility into a top national museum by supporting the construction and installation of high-technology attraction equipment in the newly renovated center.

October 2019

Brooks in 2018 with commercial development blossoming
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