Spotlight: EDA Chief of Staff Dana Gartzke Assumes Position as Head of Bureau
Hello Friends of EDA:
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
As you may know, Dr. John Fleming, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and head of EDA, has joined the White House staff to serve as senior advisor to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
With Dr. Fleming’s departure to the White House, effective this past Monday, I will perform the delegated duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. I am honored to lead the great men and women of EDA and I’m looking forward to working with all of you to advance EDA’s mission. I am committed to ensuring that our communities have the support they need during this challenging time. We will continue to make economic prosperity a priority, specifically in areas like Opportunity Zones, disaster recovery and resiliency and critical American infrastructure. Our programs protect American jobs, create new opportunities and attract investment partners in both public and private industry to strengthen our country’s economy. I also look forward to our response to the impact COVID-19 has had on our nation economically and how EDA can strategically help our country at this time.