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EDA: $5 Million Invested to Support Reconstruction of the Jonesboro Municipal Airport Terminal in Arkansas

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas, for airport infrastructure improvements to support job creation and economic development in the region. This grant will support construction of a new terminal at the Jonesboro Municipal Airport, replacing…

EDA: $2 Million Invested to Support Business Growth in Lubbock, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to the Lubbock Reese Redevelopment Authority in Lubbock, Texas, for infrastructure improvements to support future business growth in a new business park. This grant will support construction of a new business park with an emphasis…

EDA: National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Releases Recommendations to Fuel and Strengthen U.S. Leadership in Technology Innovation

Today, the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) released its “Competitiveness Through Entrepreneurship: A Strategy for U.S. Innovation” (PDF) report that includes 10 recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Commerce, the federal government, and the private sector can foster an entrepreneurship ecosystem that ensures the United States leads in critical technology innovation. U.S. Secretary…

EDA: $3.3 Million Invested to Support Business and Green Industry Growth in Louisiana

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $3.3 million in the state of Louisiana to support business and green industry growth. The EDA investments announced today are: “President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is spurring economic growth through targeted investments in Louisiana and across the country,” said…

EDA: $3.1 Million Invested to Support Economic Growth in Iberia Parish, LA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.1 million grant to Sewerage District No. 1 of Iberia Parish, New Iberia, Louisiana, for wastewater infrastructure improvements to support business and research growth in the Acadiana region. This grant will support the design and construction of a…

EDA: $2.3 Million Invested to Support Boatyard Modernization at the Port of Port Townsend, WA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.3 million grant to the Port of Port Townsend, Washington, to support the acquisition of critical maritime infrastructure needed to expand port operations. This grant will support the acquisition of a new, variable-width boat hoist with a 300-ton…

EDA: $1.2 Million Invested to Support Tribal Disaster Planning in Southwest Washington State

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million grant to the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Tokeland, Washington, to prepare local infrastructure for natural disasters. This grant will support the development of a Master Community Relocation Plan to move Tribal facilities away from potential natural…

EDA: $888,789 Invested to Support Growth of Maritime Sector in Aleutians East Borough, AK

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding an $888,789 grant to the city of King Cove, Alaska, for critical infrastructure improvements needed to support the region’s fisheries industry. This grant will provide for a new mobile boat hoist necessary to increase capacity in the region’s essential fishing industry. This EDA…

FEMA: Federal Disaster Assistance Program Reforms Announced to Help Survivors Recover Faster

Planned updates to FEMA’s Individual Assistance program include quicker access to needed funds, expanded eligibility for property and home repairs, and an easier application process for survivors to jumpstart their recovery from disasters. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that FEMA is reforming its federal assistance policies…

EDA: 22 Recompete Pilot Program Finalists Announced

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, Department of Commerce selects communities primed to reduce unemployment and establish long-term economic growth to compete for implementation awards The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), today will announce the 22 finalists of the Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete)….