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April 25, 2023

EDA Announces Updates to its CEDS Content Guidelines

This week, the Economic Development Administration announces an update to its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Content Guidelines, recommending four new or updated topics for inclusion in future CEDS. 
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April 24, 2023

EDA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for Regions Impacted by Natural Disasters

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is providing support to those communities impacted by natural disasters in 2021 and 2022. On April 24, 2023, the FY23 EDA Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity was published at and on Through this program, EDA is accepting applications from those regions impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, wildfires, flooding, and all other natural disasters (2021-2022).
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April 21, 2023

BLOG | EDA Celebrates Earth Day by Reinforcing Commitment to Building a Climate-Ready Nation

Economic development and environmental conservation are becoming increasingly intertwined, as communities look for new ways to be more environmentally and economically resilient. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, new approaches to sustainable development are proving that economic growth can be achieved in ways that simultaneously reduce environmental impacts and support work to build a climate-ready nation. In fact, this Administration approaches addressing climate change as both an economic and national security imperative.
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April 19, 2023

EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge Helps Coalition Redefine the Future for West Virginia’s Coal Country

The Appalachian Climate Technologies Coalition (ACT Now Coalition) is a prime example of how regional collaboration and locally-driven economic development efforts are key components of sustainable, regional economic growth. Selected as one of twenty-one Phase 2 finalists for the American Rescue Plan’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC), the ACT Now Coalition is dramatically expanding on more than a decade of momentum.
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April 4, 2023

Regionally Focused Investments Build Meaningful Economic Ecosystems

In recent years, EDA has evolved its investment strategies to include a focus on a transformational regional approach that builds meaningful economic ecosystems. That means building our capacity in people, places, and possibilities through investments in America’s workforce, infrastructure, industries, and technologies to create sustainable regional economic development, and in turn, promote equitable economic growth, create good-paying jobs, and enhance U.S. global competitiveness.
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March 28, 2023

Notes from the Road: Chapter 1

This month EDA “hit the road” to discuss our programs, including two of our newest initiatives to create jobs and grow regional economies. Throughout America we are convening government officials and subject matter experts in economic and workforce development, community engagement, place-based programming, innovation, and other sectors, to share insights and suggestions to strengthen the scope of our programming and ensure we achieve the maximum impact.
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March 22, 2023

EDA Looks Back, And Ahead, At The American Rescue Plan

On the first anniversary of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), President Biden noted that, “Few pieces of legislation – no hyperbole – in American history have done more to lift this country out of a crisis…”. A year later, the sentiment not only continues to ring true, but has even more evidence to prove it.
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March 14, 2023

BLOG | Building Better Regions Community of Practice and Research Grantees Make Early Progress in Support of Regional Coalitions

In 2022, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), working with leading economic development organizations, established a robust networking, technical assistance, and research program to guide innovation in place-based economic development. Using the work of the 60 coalitions selected to participate in EDA’s historic $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge as a living laboratory, the Building Better Regions Community of Practice – as well as three separate research projects – is now well underway.
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