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April 9, 2024

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.7 Million to Support Infrastructure Improvements at the Central Louisiana Regional Port

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.7 million grant to the Central Louisiana Regional Port in Alexandria, Louisiana, for infrastructure improvements needed to support disaster resiliency and efficiency improvements at the port.
  • Press Release
  • Disaster Recovery
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.
  • Blog
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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