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Economic Development Districts, Small Business/RLF

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Gives Small Businesses a Boost with Revolving Loan Fund

For new entrepreneurs and growing small businesses looking to expand, getting a loan to do so can sometimes be challenging.

July 2017

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Economic Development Districts

Illinois - Greater Egypt Regional Planning & Development Commission

Impressive projects have been generated as a result of this regional focus in Southern Illinois.

July 2017

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Economic Development Districts

Georgia - Northeast Georgia Regional Commission

Over its 50-year history, the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission has been able to help diversify and grow the region’s economy by attracting more than $376 million in private sector investment that has helped to create and save more than 3,816 jobs.

July 2017

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Oklahoma - Southern Oklahoma Development Association (SODA)

The Southern Oklahoma Development Association (SODA) was one of the first three organizations to be designated by EDA as an Economic Development District.

July 2017

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Impact of the Southeast Wyoming Regional Economic Development District

Among the tools used for economic development in the region, the Southeast Wyoming Economic Development District's (SWEDD) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (PDF) is certainly one of the most effective tools in terms of providing collaborative planning.

June 2017

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Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District – Mississippi: Designation Date - 6/22/1967

As a result of the collaboration fostered through the CEDS process, Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District, over its 50-year history, has been able to help diversify and grow the region’s economy by helping to attract more than $685 million in private sector investment; private investment that has helped to create and save more than 10,624 jobs for local citizens.

June 2017

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Economic Development Districts, Infrastructure

Critical Infrastructure Improvements Help Open New Medical School, Increase Physician Access in Rural Arkansas

Over the past 50 years, the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District has experienced multiple successes with the assistance of the Economic Development Administration.

June 2017

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Infrastructure

EDA’s Investment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Industrial Park

An industrial park in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has created and retained over 1,100 jobs and has spurred $106 million in private investment thanks in part to a $1.87 million EDA infrastructure investment.

June 2017

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Manufacturing

Strong First Year for Foreign-Owned South Carolina Tire Manufacturing Plant

In 2014, EDA partnered with South Carolina's Chester County Sewer District through a $2.2 million grant - matched with $1.5 million in local funds - to make sewer infrastructure upgrades needed to serve a new manufacturing plant that became the first North American manufacturing facility for the 10th largest tire company in the world.

June 2017

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Workforce Development

New Job Corps Campus Supports Workforce Training in South Park Downtown Los Angeles

When the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) needed to update their Job Corps training facilities and aging technology so that they could continue to adequately train job-seekers, they acquired land downtown to establish a new urban campus.

June 2017

TruFund supports minority and women owned contractors.
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