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Economic Development Districts

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

Giti Tire Logo

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

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine building

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

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine building

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

Giti Tire Logo

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.

Infrastructure

$2.5 Million EDA Grant Results in $39 Million in Private Investment and 200 New Jobs in Indiana

Due to the severe downturn of the automotive manufacturing sector in 2009, economic development leaders in north central Indiana were looking for ways to help diversify their economy.

May 2017

Hangar 200 during expansion and renovation

Manufacturing

Made in Baltimore: A Renewed Sense of Hometown Pride

Small businesses in Baltimore are getting a boost as a result of a $110,000 EDA Local Technical Assistance Program  (PDF grant that was awarded in 2016 to help the Baltimore City Department of Planning launch its Made in Baltimore program.

May 2017

Makers Jeremiah Jones of Sewlab USA and Rachel Bone from Red Prairie Press set up for the Pop-Up Shop.

Small Business Development/RLF

Kansas’ Thunder Struck Inc., Expands Thanks to EDA Revolving Loan Fund Program

Thunder Struck, Inc. needed a large facility to expand its business – and they found it in Abilene, Kansas, in the former Duckwall-Alco Corporate offices and warehouse. The business started operating at the new location in October 2015.

May 2017

White Oak Pastures

Infrastructure

Lewiston Regional Airport Industrial Park Brings Businesses and Jobs to Rural Idaho

To help diversify its economy and increase job opportunities, Lewiston, Idaho, developed a plan to make its regional airport more attractive to business.

April 2017

Plane flying out of Lewiston Regional Airport

Infrastructure

Port of Bristol Bay Cargo Dock Upgrade Supports U.S. Salmon Exports, Jobs in Alaska

To keep up with the growing demand for Alaskan salmon domestically and abroad, local leaders at the Bristol Bay Borough in Naknek, Alaska knew significant improvements needed to be made to the Bristol Bay Borough Cargo Dock.

April 2017

The Port of Bristol Bay in Naknek, Alaska
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