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Economic Recovery Corps (ERC) Fellows available

May 11, 2023

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), in partnership with six national and international associations and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), announced the launch of the inaugural Economic Recovery Corps (ERC) program on May 11. The program will place up to 65 ERC Fellows within partnering organizations across the United States. The Fellows will engage in new economic development projects encouraging equitable and inclusive change. Each Fellow will stay at the host organization for 2.5 years.

Organizations or communities ready to advance a local or regional economic development strategy or transformative project but have yet to find the resources to bridge the gap between planning and implementation should apply. Additionally, ERC is looking for partners that are “action-oriented and dedicated to building stronger, more resilient and reimagined local economies.” 

The program is open to public and nonprofit community and economic development organizations, economic development organizations, Tribal Nations, economic development districts (EDDs), education institutions, and entrepreneurial technical assistance providers. Organizations interested in participating as hosts must submit an Expression of Interest by June 30, 2023, and register for an upcoming introductory webinar.

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