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Federal Economic Development
Resources & Incentives

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Created to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small businesses in the United States. (

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Established in 1965 to generate new jobs, help protect existing jobs and stimulate commercial and industrial growth in economically distressed areas of the United States. (

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Administers the principal programs that provide assistance for housing and for the development of the nation’s communities. (

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA has a number of financing mechanisms available to help rural businesses.  (