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November 17, 2023

Equitable Lending Leaders: Fostering Inclusive Entrepreneurial Lending in Indigenous Communities

Equity is the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) number one investment priority. While all EDA grant applications are evaluated with an equity lens, the bureau has also launched several dedicated programs to advance best practices in equitable economic development and deliver focused support to underrepresented populations, including America’s indigenous and tribal communities.
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November 2, 2023

Tech Hubs Designation Supported by Entire Biden-Harris Administration

With the designation of 31 inaugural Tech Hubs on October 23, 2023, EDA sent a strong signal about a region’s ability to position itself as a global competitor in a critical technological area, such as semiconductors, clean energy, critical minerals, biotechnology, precision medicine, autonomous systems, quantum computing, and more. We believe that these 31 regions across the country have the assets, resources, and capabilities to become global centers of innovation and job creators with this boost of attention and resources from the federal government.  
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October 11, 2023

Reflections on Manufacturing Month, Part 2

EDA’s suite of flexible grant programs supports a wide range of economic development planning and projects to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing base and build an economy where American manufacturers drive global progress through innovation.
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October 5, 2023

Reflections on Manufacturing Month, Part 1

This month is Manufacturing Month, and it has reminded me of one of the things I love most about my job: seeing first-hand how our manufacturing investments are making an impact in communities across America.
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September 27, 2023

EDA celebra el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

La educación y el capital son claves para abrir las puertas de la prosperidad. Pero, para muchos miembros de las comunidades hispanoamericanas, el acceso a estas herramientas básicas de empoderamiento económico se ha visto limitado por desigualdades institucionales.
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September 27, 2023

EDA Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Education and capital are keys to unlocking the doors of prosperity. But, for many members of Hispanic American communities, access to these basic tools of economic empowerment have been limited by institutional inequities.
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September 6, 2023

EDA Disaster Support is Both Immediate and Long-Term

Disasters can strike any community in the country. Being prepared to respond to them, and prevent future damage, are critical elements of America’s economic and national security policies.
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August 23, 2023

EDA Leadership Meets With Native Community Development Coalition Members in South Dakota

This spring, Dennis Alvord, EDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer, visited Rapid City, South Dakota. He met with members of the Mountain Plains Regional Native CDFI Coalition (Mountain Plains), led by the Four Bands Community Fund. In 2022, Mountain Plains received a $45 million EDA award as part of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC).
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