The selected organizations represent a diverse group of regions across the United States and were selected based on commitment to inclusive growth, organizational capacity, and COVID-19 impacts. One organization from each EDA Regional Office was selected:
Each selected organization will receive in-depth data analysis and support to help develop best practice strategies that will be incorporated into their strategic planning documents and shared with a wider Community of Practice of economic development organizations from around the country.
Join the Community of Practice
The Community of Practice is open to economic development organizations across the nation who seek to learn and support one another in developing greater strides towards inclusive economic growth strategies. The sessions will focus on helping analyze economic racial disparities exacerbated by a global pandemic, and how to overcome them. Participants will have access to resources that highlight innovative solutions to pressing economic conditions, and tools that support system change frameworks that help eliminate institutional bias. The Community of Practice will help identify methods and strategies which can be pursued in laying a foundation towards an equitable economic development plan, particularly a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). Interested organizations should complete theCommunity of Practice Interest Form as soon as possible.
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