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February 21, 2024

Ski Park Starting New Run with EDA Investment

Frost Fire Park in Northern North Dakota has been driving tourism to the Pembina Gorge for nearly half a century. Located just five miles from the Canadian border, the weekend ski area attracts skiers and snowboarders from hundreds of miles away who not only enjoy winter sports but also frequent hotels, restaurants, and small businesses in the area. 
  • Infrastructure
January 23, 2024

EDA Investment Brings Critical Job-Training Programs to Franklin County, Tennessee

Franklin County, Tennessee is a small community rich in history. Located about two hours from Nashville, it was first established in 1800 and named for one of the most famous Americans of that time—or any time—Benjamin Franklin. One of the earliest settlers was noted frontiersman Davey Crockett, who called Franklin County his home for more than four years.
  • Workforce Development
November 14, 2023

EDA Puts Former Kentucky Coal and Timber Community on the Right Track for Tourism

Stearns, Kentucky is rich in Appalachian history and culture, founded in 1902 by the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company. Centrally located within the state, adjacent to both the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Stearns was a ‘company town’ for decades serving as a major player in the mining and logging industries. More than 2,000 people lived and worked throughout 18 coal camps.
  • Infrastructure
October 18, 2023

EDA-Funded Automotive Training Facility Revs Up the Alabama Economy

Decatur, Alabama, is a small community just outside of Huntsville, a city that has been experiencing steady growth over the last few decades. As the population grows, so too does the vast number of businesses to serve their needs.  Now Decatur is home to more than two dozen automotive dealerships.
  • Workforce Development
September 21, 2023

EDA Powered Capital is Helping Delaware and Pennsylvania Surge Business Growth

For more than thirty years, True Access Capital (TAC) has been empowering small business owners and entrepreneurs in Delaware and Pennsylvania, providing them with startup capital. Since opening its doors in 1991, TAC has provided nearly $50 million in funding to more than 1,400 organizations, allowing them to, in turn, open for business as well.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
September 19, 2023

Data Driven Investing in America: New Tools Help Advance Regionally Focused Economic Development in Washington State and Beyond

In 2018, Brookings reported: “A central development problem is that high-quality, timely, accessible data are absent in most poor countries, where development needs are greatest. In a world of unequal distributions of income and wealth across space, age and class, gender and ethnic pay gaps, and environmental risks, data that provide only national averages conceal more than they reveal.”
  • Economic Development Districts
September 12, 2023

Texas Putting More Commercial Drivers on the Road Through EDA Support

Commercial drivers play a critical role in our nation’s economy. Those with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) operate the tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and passenger buses that transport supplies, materials, products, and people across the country.  Simply put, commercial drivers help America move forward.
  • Infrastructure
  • Workforce Development