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Economic Development Administration

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) was created in 1965 under the Public Works and Economic Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3121) as part of an effort to target Federal resources to economically distressed areas and to help develop local economies in the United States. It was mandated to assist rural and urban communities that were outside the mainstream economy and that lagged in economic development, industrial growth, and personal income.

EDA provides grants to States, regions, and communities across the Nation to help create wealth and minimize poverty by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private capital investment and higher skill, higher wage jobs through capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research grants, and strategic initiatives. Through its grant program, EDA utilizes public sector resources to create an environment where the private sector risks capital and job opportunities are created.

Agency URL:
http://www.eda.gov/
Parent Agency
Commerce Department

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  • Regional Innovation Program

    In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (the Memorandum), this action temporarily delays the effective date of the Final Rule entitled ``Regional Innovation Program'' (Final...

  • Regional Innovation Program

    The Economic Development Administration (``EDA'' or ``the Agency''), U.S. Department of Commerce (``DOC''), is issuing a Final Rule implementing the Regional Innovation Program as authorized by section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended (``Stevenson-Wydler'' or the ``Act''). Through the Regional Innovation...

  • Revolving Loan Fund Program Changes and General Updates to PWEDA Regulations

    Through this notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM''), the Economic Development Administration (``EDA''), U.S. Department of Commerce (``DOC''), proposes and requests comments on updates to the agency's regulations implementing the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended (``PWEDA''). In particular, through this NPRM EDA is...

  • Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing Loan Guarantee Program

    Through this notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM''), the Economic Development Administration (``EDA,'' or ``the Agency''), U.S. Department of Commerce (``DOC''), proposes and requests comments on the Agency's implementation of section 26 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (the ``Stevenson-Wydler Act''), enacted as part...

  • Regional Innovation Program

    Through this notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM''), the Economic Development Administration (``EDA'' or ``the Agency''), U.S. Department of Commerce (``DOC''), proposes and requests comments on the Agency's implementation of the Regional Innovation Program as authorized by section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980,...

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