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Economic Development Administration

Economic Development Administration

Economic development administration

■ Introduction

The Economic Development Administration (EDA), an agency within the Commerce Department, was created by the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to administer programs providing assistance to states, counties, cities, and communities suffering from substantial, persistent, or potential unemployment and underemployment. The EDA aids local and state governments as well as private nonprofit organizations.

EDA programs include planning grants, technical assistance, public works, research grants, economic adjustment assistance, trade adjustment assistance, post-disaster economic recovery, and sudden and severe economic dislocations, such as military base closings. The EDA also ...

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