Economic Development Administration (EDA) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of Commerce
ADDRESS: Room 7800B 14th St. and Constitution Ave. SW Washington, DC 20230
PHONE: (202) 482-5081
FAX: (202) 482-5112
ASSISTANT SECRETARY : Phillip A. Singerman
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Wilbur F. Hawkins
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) seeks to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas of the United States. Guided by the principle that distressed communities must be given control over their own economic and revitalization strategies, the EDA makes assistance available to rural and urban areas of the nation experiencing long-term economic deterioration and its symptoms, such as low income levels and high unemployment. The agency also helps communities experiencing sudden and severe economic distress, such as those associated with the economic impacts of natural disasters or the closing of military installations and other federal facilities.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?...
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