Economic Development Research Project to Assess the Effectiveness of the Economic Development Administration's Partnership Program
01/01/2010 - 12/31/2011
This analysis evaluated the U.S. Economic Development Administration's (EDA) 380 Economic Development Districts (EDDs) in terms of their effectiveness in promoting economic development in economically distressed communities. In addition, the analysis examined the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) that are prepared by these EDDs as an overall planning tool used by the region's economic development community. Researchers developed a scoring tool and template that could be used in the future development of these documents. Finally, researchers prepared and presented training programs for EDA staff and practitioners and developed interactive learning materials and evaluation tools that will be available on EDA's website.
U.S. Economic Development Administration
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning