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Economic Development Districts

Louisiana’s Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District Celebrates 50 Years of Economic Development Success and 51 Years of Collaboration

Celebrating 50 years of charter as an EDA Economic Development District (EDD) at their August 9, 2018 Annual Meeting, the Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District (District) showcases how important coordinated, comprehensive economic development planning is to catalyzing regional business development and job growth efforts.

August 2018

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Economic Development Districts

Southwest Region Economic Development Association Salutes Outstanding ‘Star of the Southwest’ Projects at 2018 Annual Conference

The Southwest Region Economic Development Association (SWREDA), a voluntary association of executive directors of Councils of Governments and Economic Development Districts working across EDA’s five-state Austin region, this week honored nine impactful projects as part of the organization’s 2018 Annual Conference.

July 2018

2018 SWREDA Stars of the Southwest Awardees

Economic Development Districts

Developing Comprehensive Economic Natural Disaster Strategies in Northwest Arkansas

The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) has seen 10 Presidentially Declared Disasters in its counties over the past 15 years, each of which had far-reaching consequences for its citizens and economic prosperity.

March 2018

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Economic Development Districts, Small Business/RLF

Purchase of Business with EDA Revolving Loan Fund Assistance a Smooth Process for New Owner of Durango, Colorado’s Waxed Salon

For Jenna Morrison, business ownership was not a lifelong goal attained after years of planning. It was an unexpected opportunity in which she has found her footing, and hasn’t looked back since.

March 2018

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Economic Development Districts, Workforce Development

Welding Program at North Georgia Technical College Provides Businesses in Region with Skilled Workers

To support businesses and boost job growth in the region, the North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) strategized to build a new welding facility at its main campus in Habersham County.

August 2017

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Economic Development Districts

Southwest Region Executive Directors Association Salutes Outstanding “Star of the Southwest” Projects at 2017 Annual Conference

Impactful projects emanating from EDA’s Austin region were honored during the “Star of the Southwest” ceremony held as part of the 2017 Southwest Region Executive Directors Association (SWREDA) Annual Conference in Baton Rouge (July 26-28, 2017).

July 2017

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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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Economic Development Districts

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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