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June 6, 2024

EDA Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride 2024 with Economic Development Leaders Across America

This month, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) allies with economic development leaders across the United States who have joined together to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Pride. The Biden-Harris Administration is the most pro-LGBTQ+ in America’s history, with the greatest number of out and proud public servants ever. 
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June 4, 2024

EDA Leads Regions to Success in the Worldwide Economy

EDA’s long history of connecting both FDI and domestic private investment to federal projects has resulted in a 10-to-1 return, with over $80 billion in private funds supercharging over $7 billion in EDA funding just since 2018.
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May 3, 2024

When Disasters Strike, EDA is There for Communities

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a unique role in assisting communities when catastrophe strikes.  As the only federal agency focused solely on economic development, supporting a community facing a significant, potentially devastating, economic event following a natural disaster is a critical role EDA is proud to support. 
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April 17, 2024

Recompete Pilot Program is Critical to U.S. Economic Policy

In this historically tight labor market, economic development programs must target people and places with low levels of employment. The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete) is a $200 million grant program that will provide flexible $20 million to $50 million grants to places with persistently low prime-age (ages 25-54) employment rates. This blog post explains how Recompete aims to raise prime-age employment and renew economic opportunity in communities through three key design principles.
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April 3, 2024

EDA’s Good Jobs Challenge Puts Thousands of Americans to Work

Just last month, over 200 people from across the country gathered together in Washington, DC. They were from state governments, community colleges, and non-profits, representing rural towns, big cities, and everything in between. The one thing they all had in common, they are all partners in this once in a generation investment to place 50,000 Americans into good jobs they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to access. In 2022, the Department of Commerce launched the Good Jobs Challenge in the wake of the pandemic to upskill underemployed individuals and provide job opportunities for those the labor market has historically passed over.
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March 21, 2024

EDA Celebrates Women’s History Month

In observance of Women’s History Month 2024, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) joins other U.S. Department of Commerce bureaus recognizing the tremendous contributions of women  and the importance of ensuring equity and opportunity for all.
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