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March 22, 2022

EDA Invests in Coal Communities: Assistant Secretary Castillo Visits Ohio and West Virginia to Spotlight Projects throughout Appalachian Region

Alejandra Y. Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, visited Youngstown, Ohio, and Charleston, West Virginia, last week. She toured EDA grant projects and participated in two events led by the Biden Administration’s Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities & Economic Revitalization.
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March 7, 2022

Castillo’s Column: February 2022

Welcome to the inaugural edition of EDA Impact!  This monthly communication is designed to keep you up to speed on the important work that we are doing at EDA to support your locally driven economic development strategies and build a better America. I’m excited to note that ‘Castillo’s Column’ will appear quarterly, and I look forward to updating you on some of the work that we are most excited about.
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February 11, 2022

Build Back Better Regional Challenge Conference Video Recordings Now Available to Help Broader Economic Development Community

Building resilient regional economies requires specific strategies to incorporate equity, ensure effective governance, create competitiveness and secure commitments to action. To assist our Build Back Better Regional Challenge finalists as they continue to develop their strategies, EDA brought together world-class experts during a virtual conference that was held February 2-3, 2022.
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February 10, 2022

Status Update on EDA’s American Rescue Plan Programs

Due to the high volume of applications and interest EDA has received for its six American Rescue Plan programs, EDA would like to provide a status update on its $3 billion American Rescue Plan Programs. EDA strongly recommends any entities actively working on an application to contact their local Economic Development Representative (EDR) to discuss their region s availability of funds.
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