Building Better Regions Community of Practice and Research Grantees Make Early Progress in Support of Regional Coalitions
March 14, 2023
In 2022, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), working with leading economic development organizations, established a robust networking, technical assistance, and research program to guide innovation in place-based economic development. Using the work of the 60 coalitions selected to participate in EDA’s historic $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge as a living laboratory, the Building Better Regions Community of Practice – as well as three separate research projects – is now well underway.
“I’m thrilled by the early achievements of our Build Back Better Regional Challenge Community of Practice and research grantees,” said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo. “Particularly exciting is the collaborative approach each of the grantees has taken in working toward the common goal of identifying and amplifying learnings from the Build Back Better Regional Challenge that can benefit communities across the country in building a better America.”