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April 18, 2023

Tailored Support for Montana’s Rural and Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Montana attracts millions of visitors every year with its vast landscapes, natural beauty, and wildlife. The Big Sky State is one of the country’s largest by area, but is one of the least populated, home to less than 2 million residents and averaging less than seven people for every square mile of land. It is also home to eight federally recognized tribes.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • University Centers
April 13, 2023

EDA Grant Supports Disaster Preparedness and Recovery in North Carolina

North Carolina is no stranger to natural disasters. In recent years, the Tar Heel State has hosted some of the most destructive hurricanes in American history, including Dorian (2019), Florence (2018) and Matthew (2016). Combined, these storms have accounted for more than $24 billion in damages to homes and businesses and the loss of more than forty lives throughout the state.
  • Disaster Recovery
March 7, 2023

King County Businesses Navigate Pandemic with Support From EDA and OneEastside SPARK

On February 20, 2020, Washington state reported the first COVID-19 death in the United States. Within a month, the state issued one of the nation’s first stay-at-home orders, a directive that was initially to last for just two weeks. OneRedmond CEO Kristina Hudson, however, knew that preparation was the best precaution.
  • Disaster Recovery
February 21, 2023

With EDA Support, Small Businesses Fulfill Big Dreams in Kentucky

“Your dream – our mission.” That’s the motto of Community Ventures, a community development financial institution (CDFI) that has been serving Kentucky since 1982. Today, they operate five offices throughout the state and are committed to improving the quality of life for all of its citizens.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
February 16, 2023

Food Hub Connects Farmers to Consumers, Boosting Local Economy

Food Hubs play an important role in ensuring the success of food ecosystems across the country. In Farmington, New Mexico, the Harvest Food Hub & Kitchen at San Juan College provides a crucial link between consumers and the Northwest New Mexico farmers who grow their food.
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
January 31, 2023

Bridging the Gap Between Equity and Environment

For more than 200 years, the 11th Street Bridge has connected Washington, D.C. with the historic neighborhood of Anacostia. There have been several redevelopment projects through the years, creating new spans for travel across the Anacostia River. Today, remnants of those earlier spans still stand as a reminder of the bridge’s long and storied history.
  • Infrastructure
January 18, 2023

South Carolina Shrimper Finds Smooth Sailing with Help of EDA Revolving Loan Fund Program

James Bradley is a second-generation commercial fisherman from South Carolina. He’s the owner of Bradley’s Commercial Fishing, a family-owned business on St. Helena Island. The company provides shrimp and other seafood items to local restaurants. Fishing has been a proud tradition for the Bradley family, which has been in the seafood business for more than 100 years.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
January 12, 2023

With EDA Support, Racine County Renews Commitment to Small Businesses

Long hours and double shifts are a familiar routine for many entrepreneurs and Racine, Wisconsin-based aesthetician Tristah Romero-Kelly is no exception. In 2019, she opened her own business, Renew Medical Aesthetics , while continuing in her “day job” as a nurse practitioner at a clinic in Milwaukee.
  • Small Business Development/RLF