Economic Development Items to Watch in the American Rescue Plan

C2ER’s Executive Director Ken Poole summarizes the economic development impacts on the 2021 American Rescue Plan: The American Rescue Plan proposed by President Biden and currently being considered in the U.S. House would provide $1.9 trillion in economic relief.  While the proposed $1,400 stimulus checks and the national vaccination plan are getting most of the […]

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SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs Offer Key Resources through the CARES Act

This blog is the second in a series that will highlight opportunities for OEA grantees to sustain and enhance work undertaken in OEA-funded programs by leveraging new programs and funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Program Description  The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED) manages several technical assistance programs that provide training and counseling to small business. The network […]

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President’s Budget Overview for Economic Development and Statistics


Economic Development Related Cuts The Budget proposes to eliminate funding for many independent agencies, including: the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Northern Border Regional Commission. Eliminates the Economic Development Administration, which provides small grants with limited measurable impacts and duplicates other Federal programs, such as Rural Utilities Service grants […]

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