EDA: $1.7 Million Invested to Help Make Critical Infrastructure Improvements in Saipan, Northern Marian Islands Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.7 million grant to the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, to assist with the construction of a new water filtration system. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax […]

HUD: Opportunity and Revitalization Council Report Issued

During the North Carolina “Opportunity Now” Summit, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson issued a report to the President on behalf of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council (“Council”), of which Secretary Carson is the Chair. This report includes 180 action items that have already […]

EDA: $2.6 Million Invested to Support Workforce Training Opportunities in Clinton, NC Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to Sampson Community College of Clinton, North Carolina to increase the number of skilled workers available to meet regional trucking industry needs by expanding the college’s truck driving school. […]

EDA: $720,000 Invested to Support Disaster Recovery Efforts in Dayton, OH Opportunity Zone

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $720,000 grant to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) of Dayton, Ohio, to hire a Disaster Recovery Manager that will assist businesses damaged or destroyed by the severe storms in May of 2019. The Disaster Recovery […]

EDA: $1.5 Million Invested to Repurpose Historic Building in Venango County, PA Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Venango County Economic Development Authority of Franklin, Pennsylvania, to renovate the third floor of the historic Oil City National Bank Building for use as a Business Innovation Center. […]

HUD: Innovation Housing Showcase and HUD Opportunity Zone Pilot Program Announced

Secretary Carson makes two major announcement at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show. When speaking at the 2020 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host […]

EDA: Indiana University and EDA Launch New USA Opportunity Zones Tool

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), Indiana University (IU) and its Kelley School of Business announced the launch of the USA Opportunity Zones tool. This new web-based tool will help more than 390 EDA-designated Economic Development Districts (EDDs) across the nation, as well as local economic and […]

HUD: 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Accomplishments Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its 2019 Year in Review outlining the major accomplishments of the agency under Secretary Ben Carson. “The Trump Administration continues to deliver on its promise to create greater economic opportunity for low-income families and revitalize underserved communities,” said, Secretary Carson. “HUD […]

EDA: Investment Made to Support Business Education in New York

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $800,000 grant to TruFund Financial Services, Inc., of New York, New York to support the Hunts PoinEt Growth and Resiliency Program. The two-year program will provide business education classes and one-on-one counseling led by TruFund staff and […]

EDA: $550,000 Invested to Support Critical Infrastructure to New Industrial Park in Belchertown, MA

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $550,000 grant to the Massachusetts Development Finance Authority of Boston, Massachusetts to make critical infrastructure improvements needed to support the development of a new 17-acre industrial site in Belchertown. The EDA grant project, to be located near […]