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Case Studies

Case Studies

EDA investments catalyze strategic, regionally-focused plans to build strong economic ecosystems that will support entrepreneurship and business growth, enhance and grow their existing economic assets, and create well-paying jobs in growing sectors. By investing in bottom-up regional economic development EDA helped communities devise new, well-thought-out, sustainable strategies based on their unique assets.

EDA’s economic footprint is wide and its tool box is extensive—including technical assistance, post-disaster recovery assistance, trade adjustment support, strategic planning and research and evaluation capacity, thereby allowing the agency to offer the most effective investment to help communities succeed in the global economy.

We are proud of our grantees’ accomplishments. Read about their successes here.

Revolving Loan Fund Program

Beachy Cream Organic Ice Cream, Santa Monica, California

Geonetric, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hardware Hank, Ortonville, Minnesota

Innovative Senior Solutions, Cordele, Georgia

Kreinik Manufacturing Company, Parkersburg, West Virginia

Trinity Hotel, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Regional Strategies

Fostering Innovation through Strong, Sustainable Regional Partnerships

Breaking Down Silos to Foster Innovation

Growing Clusters, One Manufacturer at a time

Obama Administration Investments in Regional Innovation Clusters

EDA Joins with State, Local, and Private Groups to Expand Food Industry Cluster in New York State

"EDA Investments: Supporting Entrepreneurship and Job Creation"

"Commerce Department Supports Disaster Relief Across the Country"

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

With support from EDA, The Idea Village, an independent nonprofit, has helped New Orleans become a magnet for entrepreneurial activity.

Secretary Pritzker Tours Entrepreneur Center in Nashville, Tennessee

$1.4 million EDA Investment is Expanding Baltimore’s Food Economy and Job Market.

"Secretary Penny Pritzker Announces $600,000 EDA Investment to Support Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Louisiana"

"Secretary Pritzker Tours EDA Grantee the Global Center for Medical Innovation in Atlanta, Georgia"

Trade and Exports

Q&A with Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director of SelectUSA: Partnering to Attract and Retain Foreign

EDA: By Attracting Investment in America, We Create New Jobs


Winds of Change Bring New, High-Paying Jobs to Colorado

Port of Hood River in Oregon’s Hood River County has provided a remarkable return in the form of local business and job growth

"Today’s Investments in Infrastructure and Workforce Are Ensuring Our Future Economic Growth"

"How EDA is Supporting Critical Infrastructure in a Missouri City"