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, […]

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 […]

HUD: New Incentive Package Announced for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Properties in Opportunity Zones

FHA policy announcement will encourage purchase and rehabilitation of homes in distressed neighborhoods   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will offer a new incentive for borrowers interested in rehabilitating homes in Opportunity Zones. FHA is effectuating this through […]

EDA: Grant Awarded to Support Entrepreneurial Development in Utah

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $718,968 grant to Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, to help develop a new training program for the Ogden-Clearfield Launchpad entrepreneurship center (Center). The Center provides critical resources for early-stage entrepreneurs as they move through the startup […]

EDA: $382,000 Invested in Critical Railroad Infrastructure Need to Serve Businesses in Missouri 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 the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority of Scott City, Missouri, to make infrastructure improvements. The grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, will be […]

HUD: White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Introduces opportunity zones.gov

New website will serve as comprehensive tool for the Opportunity Zones initiative Today, Secretary Ben Carson, on behalf of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, announced a new website that will serve as a hub of information for the array of audiences that work with the Opportunity Zones initiative. Visit […]

EDA: $7.3 Million Invested in Infrastructure and Workforce Training Efforts in California Opportunity Zones

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $7.3 million in the state of California to help build and repair critical infrastructure and advance workforce training efforts. The grants, to be located in or to serve Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, […]

EDA: $5 Million Invested to Establish New Workforce Training Center in Houston, TX Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc., Houston, Texas, to help establish a new workforce training center that will help develop skilled workers to support the […]