Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

USDA and EDA Launch Resource Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities

Last Updated on May 19, 2022 at 10:55am | Business Resources

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development just released a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources build strategies to boost economic development in rural America.
This joint planning resource guide for rural America will better equip our communities with an easy to access and easy to use tools to maximize the work of providing greater and inclusive economic prosperity across our country.
The resource guide outlines programs and services that can be used to advance community and economic development in rural communities through four key focus areas:
  • Planning and technical assistance
  • Infrastructure and broadband expansion
  • Entrepreneurship and business assistance
  • Workforce development and livability
The guide also features information and links to USDA Rural Development and U.S. Economic Development Administration key priorities and resources.