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Assistant Secretary Williams with 2015 Charlotte, North Carolina Advance Manufacturing Award winners [Read More]

U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary Jay Williams Visits United Brownsville [Learn More]

U.S. Commerce Secretary Pritzker Announces Competition for Next Round of Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Designations [Read More]

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams formally announces a $2.5 million EDA investment to support the expansion of the HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative at the Hope Global Summit in Atlanta. [Learn More]

Assistant Secretary Williams with CITCA members at NextEnergy in Detroit, MI.

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams speaks with students Dejau and Myles from Cody Academy of Public Leadership at the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates launch. Detroit was an early adopter of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. [Read More]

What is Economic Development?

Economic Development creates the conditions for economic growth and improved quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and communities to maximize the use of their talents and skills to support innovation, lower transaction costs, and responsibly produce and trade valuable goods and services.

Economic Development requires effective, collaborative institutions focused on advancing mutual gain for the public and the private sector. Economic Development is essential to ensuring our economic future.

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