EDA Partners with New Growth Innovation Network to Explore Inclusive Growth Strategies
The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Research and National Technical Assistance program awarded a $900,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) and sub-awardee, the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation (NADO RF). This project will focus on incorporating inclusive economic recovery actions into regional economic strategies through the development of a National Community of Practice and partnership with six Economic Development Districts (EDDs).
Equitable Recovery in Small and Midsize Cities
New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) is working to identify innovative practices, sustainable models and enabling policies for inclusive community and economic development for small and midsize cities (SMCs). NGIN has completed desk research, interviewed 50+ expert stakeholders and hosted four topic-based roundtables. NGIN is presently doing deep dives in six SMCs and engaging an expert Advisory Panel to enrich the learnings. Watch the recent virtual event with Kuma Roberts (Tulsa), Charles Wood (Chattanooga) and Rachel Bridenstine (Akron).