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March 24, 2023

EDA Invests to Support Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Pennsylvania offers visitors a variety of destinations for travel and tourism. While some are drawn to the history and culture of Philadelphia, others prefer outdoor recreational opportunities, such as those available in the rural Pennsylvania Wilds. It is one of the state’s eleven official tourism regions, which accounts for eleven percent of the economy in this 13-county area.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
March 7, 2023

King County Businesses Navigate Pandemic with Support From EDA and OneEastside SPARK

On February 20, 2020, Washington state reported the first COVID-19 death in the United States. Within a month, the state issued one of the nation’s first stay-at-home orders, a directive that was initially to last for just two weeks. OneRedmond CEO Kristina Hudson, however, knew that preparation was the best precaution.
  • Disaster Recovery
February 21, 2023

With EDA Support, Small Businesses Fulfill Big Dreams in Kentucky

“Your dream – our mission.” That’s the motto of Community Ventures, a community development financial institution (CDFI) that has been serving Kentucky since 1982. Today, they operate five offices throughout the state and are committed to improving the quality of life for all of its citizens.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
February 16, 2023

Food Hub Connects Farmers to Consumers, Boosting Local Economy

Food Hubs play an important role in ensuring the success of food ecosystems across the country. In Farmington, New Mexico, the Harvest Food Hub & Kitchen at San Juan College provides a crucial link between consumers and the Northwest New Mexico farmers who grow their food.
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
January 31, 2023

Bridging the Gap Between Equity and Environment

For more than 200 years, the 11th Street Bridge has connected Washington, D.C. with the historic neighborhood of Anacostia. There have been several redevelopment projects through the years, creating new spans for travel across the Anacostia River. Today, remnants of those earlier spans still stand as a reminder of the bridge’s long and storied history.
  • Infrastructure
January 18, 2023

South Carolina Shrimper Finds Smooth Sailing with Help of EDA Revolving Loan Fund Program

James Bradley is a second-generation commercial fisherman from South Carolina. He’s the owner of Bradley’s Commercial Fishing, a family-owned business on St. Helena Island. The company provides shrimp and other seafood items to local restaurants. Fishing has been a proud tradition for the Bradley family, which has been in the seafood business for more than 100 years.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
January 12, 2023

With EDA Support, Racine County Renews Commitment to Small Businesses

Long hours and double shifts are a familiar routine for many entrepreneurs and Racine, Wisconsin-based aesthetician Tristah Romero-Kelly is no exception. In 2019, she opened her own business, Renew Medical Aesthetics , while continuing in her “day job” as a nurse practitioner at a clinic in Milwaukee.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
December 6, 2022

Revolving Loan Fund Program Provides Faire Opportunities in Delaware

Rob Snowberger is a U.S. Navy Veteran and local entrepreneur in Wilmington, Delaware. In July 2019, he opened the Faire Market and Café, a grocery store and coffee service. In addition to offering the community more food choices, this unique endeavor also served as an economic revitalization project, bringing new customers to the downtown area.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
November 29, 2022

EDA-Capitalized Revolving Loan Fund Helps a Small Business Ascend to Success

When psychologist Haleigh Scott completed her postdoctoral clinical training at the University of California, Davis she knew she could best continue her commitment to individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities in a small setting that would allow personalized patient treatment and case management.
  • Small Business Development/RLF