USDA and EDA Update Resources in Joint Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Dr. Basil Gooden announced that USDA and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) updated resources in the joint guide originally released in 2022 to help rural communities build strategies to boost local economic development.

Both agencies made several key updates to ensure communities can access new webpages and resources.

The announcement reinforces USDA’s commitment to strengthening partnerships that ensure rural Americans have the most up-to-date resources to compete in a modern economy and to create economic growth that lasts for generations to come.

Read full stakeholder announcement.