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EDA Launches $1.3B Manufacturing Communities Competition

December 05, 2013

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced a new competition to reward communities demonstrating best practices in attracting and expanding manufacturing. EDA will offer the competition as part of its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP), which helps support comprehensive, integrated efforts to boost manufacturing and jobs. EDA plans to publish a Federal Register notice on Tuesday, December 10, seeking applications for regions to be designated one of up to 12 manufacturing communities. The communities will be eligible for an array of cross-agency federal assistance totaling $1.3 billion. More information on the IMCP next Tuesday...

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