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October 11, 2023

Reflections on Manufacturing Month, Part 2

EDA’s suite of flexible grant programs supports a wide range of economic development planning and projects to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing base and build an economy where American manufacturers drive global progress through innovation.
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October 5, 2023

Reflections on Manufacturing Month, Part 1

This month is Manufacturing Month, and it has reminded me of one of the things I love most about my job: seeing first-hand how our manufacturing investments are making an impact in communities across America.
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September 27, 2023

EDA celebra el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

La educación y el capital son claves para abrir las puertas de la prosperidad. Pero, para muchos miembros de las comunidades hispanoamericanas, el acceso a estas herramientas básicas de empoderamiento económico se ha visto limitado por desigualdades institucionales.
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September 27, 2023

EDA Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Education and capital are keys to unlocking the doors of prosperity. But, for many members of Hispanic American communities, access to these basic tools of economic empowerment have been limited by institutional inequities.
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September 6, 2023

EDA Disaster Support is Both Immediate and Long-Term

Disasters can strike any community in the country. Being prepared to respond to them, and prevent future damage, are critical elements of America’s economic and national security policies.
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August 23, 2023

EDA Leadership Meets With Native Community Development Coalition Members in South Dakota

This spring, Dennis Alvord, EDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer, visited Rapid City, South Dakota. He met with members of the Mountain Plains Regional Native CDFI Coalition (Mountain Plains), led by the Four Bands Community Fund. In 2022, Mountain Plains received a $45 million EDA award as part of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC).
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August 14, 2023

Two Years In: Building on Achievement, Focused on the Future

It’s been two years since I was sworn in on August 13, 2021, as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. I am as honored today to serve in this role as I was on Day 1. I am proud of the notable achievements of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in helping our country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, build strong regional economies, and spur the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
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August 3, 2023

EDA Provides Data and Tools to Promote Competitiveness, Innovation and Economic Growth

As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on U.S. economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in supporting regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. An important part of this role is helping to equip economic development practitioners and policymakers with the data and informational tools they need to plan and implement effective strategies for regional innovation, global competitiveness, and economic growth.
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July 18, 2023

3 Things to Do Now for a Successful Tech Hubs Application

The application deadline for Phase 1 of the Tech Hubs Program is August 15 - just four weeks away! As part of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), EDA will designate at least 20 Tech Hubs and separately award grants to strengthen collaboration and accelerate strategy development for Tech Hubs.
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