Research and Evaluation Program

The Research and Evaluation Program of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) supports rigorous, practitioner accessible research of leading, world class economic development practice that advances our understanding of economic development.

Current funding priorities include proposals that

enhance regional competitiveness by focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation strategies.
Examples of Funded Projects

Projects funded under the Research and Evaluation Program have included reports on innovative economic development strategies such as: (a) "Regional Clusters of Innovation, Driving a Long-Term Strategy" by Monitor Company Group; (b) "Unlocking Rural Competitiveness: The Role of Regional Clusters" by Purdue and Indiana Universities; and (c) "A Resource Guide for Technology-Based Economic Development: Positioning Universities as Drivers, Fostering Entrepreneurship, Increasing Access to Capital" by the State Science and Technology Institute.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - Refer to Appendix IV of the Catalog for EDA regional office contact information.
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