HUD: Support Continues for Fifteen States and Four U.S. Territories Recovering from Major Disasters

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today allocated over $2.3 billion to support the long-term disaster recovery process in hard-hit areas in fifteen states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This allocation today is […]

EDA: $1.2 Million Invested to Aid Redevelopment of Historic Rail Yards in Albuquerque, NM

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million grant to the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide infrastructure improvements needed to aid the redevelopment of the city’s historic Rail Yards. The EDA grant, to be located near […]

EDA: $2 Million Invested to Support Business Incubation and Workforce Training Efforts in Billings, MT Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Big Sky Economic Development Authority of Billings, Montana, to renovate an existing building to house the Rock 31 Connect Build Grow business incubator. The EDA grant, to be […]

EDA: $1.6 Million Invested to Establish Business Revolving Loan Fund in Youngstown, OH

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million grant to the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC) of Youngstown, Ohio, to establish a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) in support of small businesses and entrepreneurs. The EDA grant, […]

SBA: Final Rule Issued to Expand HUBZone Opportunities to Small Businesses and Revitalize Communities

The U.S. Small Business Administration today issued a final rule that will implement changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program that will make the program more attractive to small businesses and encourage them to invest in HUBZone communities and hire HUBZone residents. The new rule changes will also make it easier for […]

SBA: Celebrating Small Business Saturday in Communities across America

U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton is encouraging Americans to support local communities by shopping at small businesses on Saturday, November 30. Celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday allows consumers to make a tremendous impact in their neighborhoods by supporting local small businesses. Last […]

CDFI Fund: Summary Report and Public Data for NMTC Program for FYs 2003-2017 Released

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) today released a Summary Report and data collected on New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investments across the nation through fiscal year (FY) 2017. The CDFI Fund requires all Community Development Entities (CDEs) that have been awarded NMTC […]

CDFI Fund: Application Demand for 2019 Round of NMTC Program Released

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today that it received a total of 206 applications under the 2019 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program). The NMTC Program advances economic development in economically distressed communities by making tax credit […]

Census Bureau: 2017 County Business Patterns Now Available

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2017 County Business Patterns (CBP). This annual series of statistics provides subnational economic data by industry. These data show detailed annual information on the number of establishments, first quarter employment, and first quarter and annual payroll at the national, state, metropolitan area, county […]