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Economic Development Districts

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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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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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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Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission Helps to Drive Critical FDI to Rural Wilcox County, Alabama

Devastating tornadoes that struck rural Wilcox County, Alabama in 2011 resulted in the loss of lives and permanent jobs when production in the region’s critical timber and paper production sectors was forced to cease for a number of weeks.

April 2016

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