Economic Development Administration

In 1995, the ECRC region was designated an Economic Development District by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. The primary functions of the EDD include but are not limited to, the preparation and maintenance of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, to assist in the implementation strategies identified in the CEDS and provide technical assistance to Economic Development Organizations throughout the region.

The EDA provides grants to distressed communities to foster job creation, collaboration, and regional innovation. The grants are intended to increase regional competitiveness, encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, generate private investment, and create higher skill, living-wage jobs. ECRC can provide technical assistance in developing an application proposal for an EDA grant. Additionally, ECRC is able to contract directly with counties and municipal agencies for the technical assistance, without using an RFP process.

For more information about the U.S. Department of Commerce EDA, please click here.

For more information, please contact staff at 850-332-7976.