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Archives: Disaster | Economic Development Districts | Infrastructure | Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Manufacturing | Small Business Development/RLF | Workforce Development

Disaster, Infrastructure, Manufacturing

FIT’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Design – Palm Bay, Florida

To help make their economy more economically resilient, the Florida Institute of Technology developed the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID) in Palm Bay.

February 2017

FIT’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Design(CAMID) in Palm Bay, FL

Infrastructure, Manufacturing

Re-Patriating Manufacturing Jobs through a New Industrial Park – Ogden, Utah

In 2015, EDA awarded $2.2 million to support the construction of a new waterline to service the Ogden Business Exchange, a business and light industrial park currently being developed and marketed in Ogden, Utah.

February 2017

New Industrial Park in Ogden, Utah


Reshoring Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in Mississippi Reshoring Initiative

Mississippi State University’s Canton-based office recently accepted the Community Economic Development Award for its work to bring advanced manufacturing jobs back to America.

February 2017

The Reshoring Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in Mississippi: Enhancing Skills and Building Competitiveness partnership team

Small Business Development/RLF

The River Valley Regional Commission Revolving Loan Fund Success

The River Valley Regional Commission through its Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund assisted a local business, White Oak Pastures with financing to purchase and renovate a building in Bluffton, GA.

February 2017

White Oak Pastures

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Rural Startup Creates Innovative First Down Marker with AU EDA Assistance (PDF)

Through program marketing efforts, Hutch Hammond (Vice President of Operations, Victory Game Clocks) heard about Auburn’s EDA University Center program and with student involvement a new, innovative sports product was born!

January 2017

North Dakota State University student Cooper Bierscheid testing out his 3D-printed prosthetic limb.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

NDSU Research and Technology Park Spurs Groundbreaking Innovations

The University Center Economic Development Program at EDA helps make the resources of local universities available to the economic development communities in their areas. One such program is located in North Dakota.

November 2016

North Dakota State University student Cooper Bierscheid testing out his 3D-printed prosthetic limb.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Pacific Northwest Diabetes Institute

In FY 2010, EDA provided a $2 million grant to the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Institute to fund the acquisition of new technology and upgrades of scientific equipment.

September 2016

Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute logo

Workforce Development

TruFund Accelerates Innovative Programs in Louisiana

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded TruFund Financial a $500,000 EDA funded/$500,000 match grant in 2014 to assist with small business development and growth in Louisiana.

August 2016

TruFund supports minority and women owned contractors.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation Hub at the University of Florida

Florida began investing heavily in a more disaster-resistant “innovation economy” a decade ago as a necessary transition from a traditional dependence on population-dependent industries such as tourism, construction and real estate.

June 2016

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Small Business Development/RLF

Trinity Hotel, Carlsbad, New Mexico

In Carlsbad, New Mexico some local developers saw opportunity in an old, historic bank building. This fantastic old building was opened as the community’s First National Bank in January of 1891 during Carlsbad’s pioneer days to accommodate the new town’s growing agricultural & business community and has a rich history.

June 2016

Trinity Hotel in Carlsbad, NM
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