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April 23, 2024

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.1 Million for Infrastructure Improvements to Support Manufacturing and Create Jobs in Clarksdale, Mississippi

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.1 million grant to the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors in Clarksdale, Mississippi, for roadway and water infrastructure improvements to support manufacturing and job growth.
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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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