- U.S. Economic Development Administration
- USDA Rural Development
- NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- U.S. Commercial Service
- Export-Import Bank of the United States
- Community Development Financial Institutions Fund: Certified CDFIs
- U.S. Minority Business Development Agency
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Brownfields Initiative
- U.S. Department of Transportation: Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act
- National Science Foundation
- National Institutes of Health
- Startup America
- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Podcasts on Economic Development
- Know Your Region: A Template for Future Prosperity
- Identifying and Supporting Venture Development Organizations
- U.S. Economic Development Administration: Incubator “Practitioner’s Toolkit”
- U.S. Economic Development Administration and Small Business Administration: Startup University
- Free and Low Cost Entrepreneurship Training Courses
- Supplier Connection
- NGA Policy Academy - Making Our Future: What States Are Doing to Encourage Growth in Manufacturing through Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment
- Entrepreneur.com - A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies
In the News
January 29, 2015 – United States Department of Commerce Today, the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the next round of competition for designation as a “Manufacturing Community” under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative....
January 29, 2015 – Governing.com, By Mary Ellen McIntire In Nevada, rural communities like those in Carson Valley are at a disadvantage when it comes to winning cash for new development projects. It’s hard to get noticed beyond the glare of cities like Reno and Las Vegas. So the chance to win at...
January 27, 2015 – The New York Times, By The Associated Press Unemployment rates fell in 42 states last month, the latest sign that strong hiring is increasing job opportunities nationwide. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that rates rose in just four states...
January, 2015 — Economic Development Administration In 2008, flooding devastated the City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Heavy rain, winds, and several tornadoes had caused lakes, rivers, and creeks to overflow, literally washing away homes and businesses. The manufacturing sector was particularly affected,...
January 21, 2015 — Government Executive — By Michael Grass In budget discussions, state officials are often hesitant to tap their fiscal reserves. Sometimes, tapping rainy-day funds is unavoidable. And during the Great Recession, plenty of state governments had to turn their reserves to make ends...
January 21, 2015 — Washington Post — By Niraj Chokshi Each of the nation’s 363 metropolitan areas are expected to see job growth this year, a first in the post-recession era.