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Think Dutchess Providing Complimentary At-Home COVID Tests to Local Business

Available now, Dutchess County businesses can pick up COVID-19 at-home test kits to distribute to their employees at the Think Dutchess office.

Please complete the form below with the number of test kits you are requesting and when you would like to pick them up. Pickup is available M-F between 9-4 pm at: 3 Neptune Road, Suite 21-A, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. While supplies last. Please allow 24 hours from the time of request to assure your request can be filled. Please call 845.463.5400 or email with questions.

COVID Test Kits

Dutchess County businesses can pick-up COVID-19 at home test kits for their employees at no charge at the Think Dutchess office at: 3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Dutchess County Nonprofit Social Enterprise, Unshattered, Lands Collaboration with Southwest Airlines

Unshattered’s Latest Partnership with Southwest Airlines® Gives Plane Seats New Wings

Unshattered X Southwest Airlines Collaboration. Photo of three Unshattered employees modeling new line of upcycled bags at Dutchess County's Hudson Valley Regional Airport

Unshattered is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Hopewell Junction, NY.  Founded in 2016, by CEO Kelly Lyndgaard, the company fosters long-term recovery for women winning their battle against drug and alcohol dependency by providing pathways to economic independence. Unshattered’s employees are provided with employment, personal development training, community, and a second chance at life after addiction. To date, Unshattered has worked with more than 100 women in various stages of overcoming addiction, homelessness, and criminal behavior.

In addition to supporting sustained sobriety, Unshattered also supports a sustainable fashion footprint using upcycled material to manufacture the handbags the Unshattered women design and create. Each Unshattered bag is handcrafted and sewn by a team of professionally trained female artisans using repurposed fabric from Broadway sets, military uniforms, reclaimed manufacturing scraps, and personal items for custom designs. 

Unshattered’s unique business model has proven immensely successful. As the team expands into a larger location, the company is taking off in other directions,  including new partnerships. Most recently, Unshattered and Southwest Airlines® teamed up to support women in recovery through upcycling. The airline is adding Unshattered to its Repurpose with Purpose program, a global sustainability initiative that upcycles items such as leather seat coverings and transforms them into new products. Southwest is donating used aircraft seat leather from its aircraft to Unshattered which will be cleaned and prepared for use in the 501c3 non-profit’s new line of travel bags and accessories.

2022 Unshattered X Southwest Airlines products photographed on airplane stairs in Dutchess County, NY

“At Southwest Airlines we believe in living responsibly, respecting our resources, and sharing our heart with others,” said Laurie Barnett, Vice President Communications & Outreach at Southwest Airlines. “One of the many ways we do this is through our Repurpose with Purpose program. We’re honored to welcome Unshattered as a partner and support their work; generating social and economic opportunities for communities all over.”

The new “Possibilities Take Flight” collection with Southwest includes exclusive handbag and accessory styles unavailable in any other Unshattered fabrics. The line has been available both at Unshattered’s flagship store and on the organization’s website since February 21st.

Read the full Unshattered x SW Airlines Press Release

Unshattered earned the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year at the Think Dutchess Business Excellence Awards. Since then, the team has not only become part of our thriving business community as ambassadors of the possibility they represent but also as Think Dutchess Digital Ambassadors. As a Digital Ambassador, Unshattered CEO, Kelly Lyndgaard, shared why she chose Dutchess County to start and grow this non-profit social enterprise and what she loves about Dutchess County.

“There are so many incredibly talented people doing incredibly amazing things all hidden in plain sight.”

Kelly Lyndgaard

Think Dutchess continues to support the women of Unshattered and the many different types of talents and employers that exist here in Dutchess.

Looking for more information about starting or growing your business in Dutchess?

Reach out to Renee Richard, Director of Business Retention & Expansion with questions.


Think Dutchess Hosts Business Breakfast with Special Guest Keynote Speaker, Linda Kaplan Thaler

Think Dutchess Business Breakfast Features Acclaimed Keynote Speaker

Best-selling author and Advertising Hall of Fame legend, Linda Kaplan Thaler, will inspire and entertain at a networking event celebrating last year’s Business Excellence Awards winners and the future of Dutchess County’s economy.


March 1, 2022


POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Think Dutchess Alliance for Business is hosting a Business Networking Event on May 12, 2022 at the Grandview. The special event will feature, keynote speaker, best-selling author and Advertising Hall of Famer, Linda Kaplan Thaler.

Ms. Thaler is responsible for some of America’s most famous and award-winning advertising campaigns, including the Aflac duck and the hilarious “Yes, Yes, Yes” commercials for Clairol Herbal Essences, as well as America’s longest-running jingle, “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Toys ‘R Us Kid.” Today, Linda is a renowned motivational speaker, national bestselling author of several books, including “Grit to Great” and “The Power of Nice.”

“This sounds like a great event!” said Thaler upon working with Think Dutchess Alliance for Business. “After an unprecedented year of challenges and recovery, I am excited to deliver a fun and inspirational talk to such a prestigious group.”

“We are honored to have such a pop-culture legend keynote our event,” said CEO of Think Dutchess, Sarah Lee. “After such a challenging year, Linda’s entertaining and motivational style that celebrates grit, determination and success is sure to inspire our guests and a perfect way to celebrate our business community.”

Thaler’s talents have earned her a number of awards including: the prestigious Matrix Award, the Advertising Woman of the Year Award, and the Muse Award. She is also one of Ad Age’s “Most Influential Women in Advertising” and most recently, she was the first woman to earn the Clio’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to the keynote speech, the Business Networking Breakfast will recognize last year’s Virtual Business Excellence Awards winners. The event provides winners the traditional fanfare of the in-person event that pivoted to virtual as pandemic challenges once again surfaced. The Business Networking Breakfast will take place on Thursday, May 12th at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie from 7:30-9:30 am. Tickets are on sale now. Advertising opportunities are still available. Learn more at:




About Think Dutchess Alliance for Business

Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, formerly Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation, is the one-stop shop for business development needs and activities in Dutchess County, New York. A business-led, nationally recognized economic development corporation, Think Dutchess’ mission is to attract, retain, and expand for-profit and not-for-profit businesses in Dutchess County. Think Dutchess’ organizational structure includes programs in business retention, expansion and attraction; financial counseling and deal structuring; zoning and permitting; commercial real estate; innovation and technology; strategic marketing and municipal advocacy. For more information about Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, visit


About Linda Kaplan Thaler

Advertising Hall of Famer Linda Kaplan Thaler is responsible for some of America’s most famous and award-winning advertising campaigns. She founded ad agency Kaplan Thaler Group, which she grew from a fledgling start-up to a company with over a billion dollars in billings. Her talents have earned numerous awards and today, Linda is a renowned motivational speaker, national bestselling author, and celebrity business expert having appeared on “The Apprentice,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” CNN, and as the host of Oxygen’s television series “Making It Big.” To learn more visit: Kaplan Thaler Productions


Four Ways Re-development Revitalizes Communities

What is redevelopment?

The American Planning Association defined redevelopment as “the development or improvement of an area that was developed in the past but presently suffers from real or perceived physical deficiencies such as blight or environmental contamination or is developed for uses that have become obsolete or inappropriate as a result of changing social or market conditions.” From Dia:Beacon and the Roundhouse to more recent projects like iPark 84, Dutchess County has a proven track record for redevelopment success.

Recently, CEO, Sarah Lee was asked to discuss redevelopment and its role in revitalizing communities in American City & County. In the article, Sarah details how redevelopment not only repurposes buildings and land —it  creates opportunities to attract key industries, target community needs and build a better, sustainable and supportive community for everyone.

Read “How redevelopment revitalizes a community” in American City & County here:

American City & County How redevelopment revitalizes community


Four Ways Redevelopment Revitalizes Communities


1) Redevelopment attracts target industries

Every community has a handful of target industries it wants to attract, and the vision of reuse projects can encourage a city to evaluate which types of businesses or industries it wants to recruit. Projects like Dia:Beacon and The Roundhouse helped create a successful craft manufacturing cluster including success stories like Niche Modern.  While iPark 84’s redevelopment of the long-vacant IBM facility attracted several companies in our food and beverage manufacturing, logistics and advanced manufacturing industry clusters. Having clusters of companies in the region also attracts like-minded businesses, helping to spark innovation and growing investment.

2) Redevelopment targets community needs

When successful projects like iPark build a buzz around industry, great things happen. Take Sloop Brewing Co. Since relocating to iPark 84 in 2018 they have increased production by more than 250 percent. This success, drew several others in the food and beverage industry to follow suit, relocate to larger spaces and expand their business offerings. This healthy balance of business communities helps to support a diverse population of visitors and residents.

3) Redevelopment builds diversity through business offerings

A holistic community provides something for everyone—from housing and apartment rentals to restaurant and retail accommodations, warehouse space, manufacturing facilities and more. Mixed-use redevelopment projects are an ideal way to cater to diverse populations. Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory is a successful example of a thriving community of small food and beverage businesses, private art studios, co-working spaces, apartments created in a factory built in 1874.

Hudson Heritage is a redevelopment project that is actively developing residential units, a hotel, medical facility, performing arts center, a retail shopping village and connections walking and biking trails, combining live, work and play elements all in one space.

4) Redevelopment instills meaning in community members

Many development approval processes take public opinion into consideration. In the approval process for the Youth Opportunity Union (YOU) project, we are seeking public input on the design of the building, which is set to begin construction in 2023. This call-to-action allows us to learn of considerations that should be included to better accommodate our community, such as accessibility elements for those with sensory, motor or learning deficiencies. We want to ensure this redevelopment project is properly equipped with all the necessary tools needed to educate and support Dutchess County’s youth population.

Successful Redevelopment Projects in Dutchess County, NY

These are just a few of the projects reshaping our communities and growing our economy.

Are you excited for what’s coming soon? If you love Dutchess and how these projects have transformed our community, join our Think Dutchess Ambassadors and let us know which one you think made – or will make – the biggest impact.

Join HERE!


Frito-Lay Announces Major Project in Dutchess County

Frito-Lay to Invest $100 Million in Fulfillment Center in Dutchess County



Contact: Sarah Lee, 845.463.5406,


December 22, 2021

Dutchess County, New York – Frito-Lay announced it will invest $100 million in a new 150,000 square-foot advanced fulfillment center to be constructed on the north end of iPark 84’s campus, located between I-84 and Route 52 in the town of East Fishkill.

The new facility, set to be one of the largest additions to the campus since the site was acquired by National Resources in 2015, will create 80 construction jobs and 80 full-time jobs. Construction on the site will begin in 2022 and the facility is expected to be operational in 2024. Hiring for the new jobs at an average wage of $50,000 will begin in 2023 with start-up anticipated in 2024.

The project includes advanced technologies, allowing Frito-Lay to serve retail customers with customized product portfolios.

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro said, “We are excited to welcome Frito-Lay to Dutchess County, furthering the county’s logistics and manufacturing significance in the northeast. The region will benefit from new jobs, and locally the county, town and school district will benefit from new tax dollars, and the added benefit of eliminating a long vacant and blighted site. Moreover, Frito-Lay’s commitment to sustainability, and diversity and inclusion will provide social, environmental, and economic benefits for years to come.”

“This is very exciting news, East Fishkill is thrilled to have Frito-Lay build in our community,” said East Fishkill Town Supervisor, Nicholas D’Alessandro. “This development fits perfectly with East Fishkill’s aggressive economic redevelopment plans. Over the past several years I have put forward initiatives that entice companies like Frito-Lay and many others to locate their businesses in East Fishkill. This not only helps East Fishkill but the whole Hudson Valley.”

Frito-Lay has been active in local communities across the nation for more than 85 years, manufacturing tasty, renowned brands such as Lay’s, Frito’s, Cheetos, Doritos, among others. In 2021, Frito-Lay affirmed its commitment to increasing site investments to fulfill strong consumer demand by hiring nearly 15,000 frontline sales and supply chain employees with more than 5,000 roles actively being filled through the end of the year. Comprised of 66,000 associates nationwide, Frito-Lay’s network serves customers, supports local communities, and employs more than 8,500 associates across New York in conjunction with its parent company, PepsiCo.

“We appreciate the continued support of Dutchess County and the Town of East Fishkill as they have been essential to this project. Frito-Lay is proud to expand its presence in New York State and become a new member of this community,” said PepsiCo Senior Director, Economic Development, Kathy Alfano.

“We are excited to welcome Frito-Lay to our community,” said Sarah Lee, CEO of Think Dutchess Alliance for Business. “The company’s presence will support economic growth in Dutchess County for many years to come. We are eager to have one of America’s most recognizable household convenient food producers join our leading logistics and manufacturing facility at iPark 84.”


About Frito-Lay North America

Frito-Lay North America is an $18 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, N.Y. Frito-Lay snacks include Lay’s and Ruffles potato chips, Doritos tortilla chips, Cheetos snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips and branded dips, SunChips multigrain snacks and Fritos corn chips. The company operates 30+ manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and Canada, more than 200 distribution centers and services 315,000 retail customers per week through its direct-to-store-delivery model. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website,, on Twitter @fritolay, on Instagram @fritolay and on Facebook Frito-Lay.


About Think Dutchess Alliance for Business

Think Dutchess Alliance for Business is a one-stop shop for business development needs and activities in Dutchess County, N.Y. It’s a business-led, nationally recognized nonprofit organization and economic development corporation, whose mission is to attract, retain, and expand for-profit and not-for-profit businesses for the benefit of Dutchess County. Think Dutchess’ organizational structure includes programs in business retention and expansion, financial counseling and deal structuring, zoning, commercial real estate, innovation and technology, strategic marketing, and municipal advocacy. For more information about Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, visit


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COVID-19 Grants and Funding Resources

We are committed to continuing the safe reopening of our economy and progressing towards long-term recovery while also reducing the risk of COVID-19. We maintain our commitment to the Dutchess County business community as a credible resource as we navigate these uncertain times. As we continue to collaborate with our partners and local, regional and national government towards economic recovery and resiliency, supporting our local business community and workforce is our main priority.

We want to ensure you are prepared for business disruption, including accessing government resources to mitigate potential impacts to your business and employees. We’ve compiled this list below of the most resources available:


COVID-19 Relief Programs and Resources


Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations with fewer than 100 employees that are currently viable and have begun operation on or before March 1, 2019, and continue to be in operation as of the date of application (maybe shuttered due to Covid-19 restrictions).

Central Hudson Back to Business Program

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. has launched its Back to Business funding program, committing up to $1 million in economic development support to provide local small businesses with grants to help pay down new working capital loans taken with participating local banks.

Verizon Small Business Relief Grant

LISC is providing grants to small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of Covid-19. Learn more about Verizon’s Small Business Relief Grants

The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF)

NYFLF eased requirements for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) borrowers. Effective immediately, small businesses and non-profits that received a PPP loan of $500,000 or less or EIDL loans of $150,000 or less can be eligible for an NYFLF loan. Visit the New York Forward Loan Fund for more information and eligibility requirements.

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

Guidelines and applications for organizations and artists within New York’s nonprofit creative sector available at NYSCA FY2022 Funding Opportunities.

Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit Program

The $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit Program provides an incentive to COVID-impacted restaurants to bring restaurant staff back-to-work, and to increase hiring at NYS restaurants. Qualifying businesses are eligible for a tax credit of $5,000 per new worker hired, up-to $50,000 per business. The Program is open to eligible restaurants located in New York City, or in an area outside of New York City that was designated an Orange or Red Zone for at least thirty consecutive days.

EDA American Rescue Plan Programs

See all of the EDA American Rescue Plan Programs HERE 

Good Jobs Challenge

$500 million for Industry-led training programs, designed to provide skills for and connect unemployed or underemployed workers to existing and emerging job opportunities. Three project types: System Development, Program Design and Program Implementation. Deadline: January 26, 2022

Economic Adjustment Assistance

$500 million available through EDA’s most flexible program. Wide range of technical, planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and public works and infrastructure projects are eligible for funding under this program. Deadline: March 15, 2022 (suggested; applications reviewed on a rolling basis). Eligibility: State & local governments, higher education institutions, not-for-profit organizations

Helpful links:

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):

To inquire about the process and understand what to expect next, contact the Office of Disaster Assistance 24/7 Customer Service line at 800-659-2955.


Department of Labor – Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Assistance Information

SBA PPP Program

PPP Frequently Asked Questions

NY State of Health

NYS DOL Shared Work Program

Report COVID-19 SCAMS 

Report any suspected fraud to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Hotline at 800-767-0385 or online at: OIG Online Complaint Submission


Please contact Renee Richard for additional information and resources.

2021 Business Excellence Awards

The 2021 Business Excellence Awards

While our signature event was moved to a virtual event premiering on November 18, 2021, Think Dutchess still wanted to celebrate with 2020 and the 2021 winners safely.

At an intimate event on Tuesday, November 16, this year and last year’s winners gathered for a small celebration to be presented their awards and preview the video that premiered November 18 at 5:30 pm. The video premiere can be viewed HERE.

Take a peek at the winner’s event at Shadows on the Hudson below.

Thank You To Our Sponsors


Visionary Sponsor:

Central Hudson


Partner Sponsor:

Rose & Kiernan


Advocate Sponsors:

Ashworth Creative

Global Foundries

Guardian Self-Storage

Hudson Valley Credit Union

Tompkins Mahopac Bank

Ulster Saving Bank

United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region


Think Dutchess Wins Two Awards As Economic Development Leader

October 12, 2021

Over the last few weeks, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business earned awards from both the New York State Economic Development Council and the International Economic Development Council. These awards are a testament to the high standards Think Dutchess holds itself to regarding innovation and excellence in the field of economic development, and in its commitment to the community.


On September 23, 2021, in Cooperstown, N.Y.,  Think Dutchess Alliance for Business was awarded the Economic Developer of the Year Award from the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC). The Developer of the Year is awarded to an economic developer who has achieved outstanding performance in developing and administering an economic development program. Additionally, the award-winner has demonstrated commitment to economic education and training and provided significant support and leadership to one’s community and the NYSEDC.

“The last year has been filled with unique challenges faced by all economic developers. They handed out PPE, provided guidance to essential businesses, helped with unemployment insurance, assisted with loans and grants to keep a small business open, among many other things during the pandemic,” said NYSEDC President, Ryan Silva. “The NYSEDC was proud to honor and recognize all our members as economic developers of the year. We congratulate Think Dutchess and thank Sarah Lee for her leadership in moving the New York State economy forward.”

Read the official press release HERE

On October 5, 2021, in Nashville, TN, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business won a Gold Rank for its Think Dutchess 2020 Annual Report, a project in the category of Annual Report of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  The honor was presented Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference.

IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. 25 award categories honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers, following a nomination process held earlier this year. IEDC received over 500 submissions from 4 countries.

Read the official press release HERE



Think Dutchess Alliance for Business Announces 2021 Virtual Business Excellence Awards Winners

 Four businesses recognized for their ability to thrive, expand, innovate and strengthen the Dutchess County workforce and community post-pandemic.

September 28, 2021


Think Dutchess Alliance for Business is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Business Excellence Awards. Although originally scheduled as in-person event, out of an abundance of caution the event is going virtual with a video premiere on the Think Dutchess YouTube channel on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

The second virtual event will honor the following Dutchess County businesses:

“After a year that challenged our entire business community, our Business Excellence Awards winners proved that no matter the challenge, innovation, resilience and success are possible when businesses remain committed to their community roots,” says Sarah Lee, CEO of Think Dutchess. “Despite navigating an ever-changing business climate, these four businesses never lost sight of providing services far beyond their traditional product and service offerings. Their commitment to growth, consistent employment, development and better futures for our residents and Dutchess County are inspirational– and we are honored to celebrate them.”

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available. Visit to find out more.


About Think Dutchess Alliance for Business

Think Dutchess Alliance for Business is the one-stop-shop for business development needs and activities in Dutchess County, New York. A business-led, nationally recognized economic development corporation, Think Dutchess’ mission is to attract, retain, and expand for-profit and not-for-profit businesses in Dutchess County. Think Dutchess’ organizational structure includes programs in business retention, expansion and attraction; financial counseling and deal structuring; zoning and permitting; commercial real estate; innovation and technology; strategic marketing and municipal advocacy. For more information about Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, visit


Economic Development Administration Announce American Recovery Plan Programs

Read the Economic Development Administration’s official press release below.




WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will implement a series of programs, collectively called Investing in America’s Communities, to equitably invest the $3 billion it received from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act to help communities across the country build back better. The EDA investment is the largest economic development initiative from the Department of Commerce in decades.

Later today, Secretary Raimondo will address the White House Briefing Room to further lay out the Biden Administration’s vision for how this historic investment will help every community not only rebuild their local economy but also reimagine it for the future.

“President Biden’s American Rescue Plan delivered direct relief to the American people and was the first step to energizing the American economy following the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Secretary Raimondo. “Now, its medium-term investments will allow communities around the country not only rebuild but reimagine their economy for the future.”

“With an emphasis on equity, EDA’s investments made possible by the American Rescue Plan will directly benefit communities that have been denied full access to economic prosperity and who have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” Secretary Raimondo continued. “We will work with local communities across the country on innovative new approaches to ensure that we can increase American competitiveness by strengthening our workforce, businesses, and communities and build back better in regions across the country.”

Investing in America’s Communities, was launched today with six Notices of Funding Opportunity:

As part of the six programs, the Department of Commerce and EDA, working with President Biden’s Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities, is making a Coal Communities Commitment, which allocates $300 million in American Rescue Plan funds to coal communities. This investment will ensure that they have the resources to recover from the pandemic and will help create new jobs and opportunities, including through the development or expansion of a new industry sector.

The American Rescue Plan funding empowers EDA to build upon its greatest strength—flexible funding to support community-led economic development—and provide larger, more transformational investments across the nation. Under the American Rescue Plan, EDA will make grants to state and local governmental entities, institutions of higher education, not-for-profit entities, unions, and Tribes. EDA is not authorized to provide grants to individuals or for-profit entities.

FACT SHEET: For more information about how EDA is investing in America’s communities, CLICK HERE.

EDA’s Investment Priorities, the first of which is equity, were announced by the Biden Administration on April 14. They provide an overarching framework for all of the EDA’s grants, including the investments that will be made under the American Rescue Plan.

Notices of Funding Opportunity for each program will be released shortly. Please visit for the latest news and announcements about EDA’s American Rescue Plan programs.

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation’s regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA invests in communities and supports regional collaboration in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.



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