Jul 27, 2009

Economic Development Blog - APA

This morning the Economic Development Division officially launched our new blog!

We hope you'll visit our blog regularly and utilize it as a forum for a continual line of discussion, debate and exchange of ideas for our Division. 

APA has asked us a timely question for our inaugural blog. The Economic Development Agency (EDA) is approaching their re-appropriation this coming session. National APA is already meeting with EDA and is an active participant in thinking about EDA’s future role. The questions APA and we have for our members are the following:

1. What do you think EDA should do in the future as it relates to economic development and planning?

2. What should APA persuade Congress and the Administration to consider regarding EDA’s function and appropriation? What programs should they continue? What should they modify? What should they introduce and fund?

Please take a moment to reflect on these questions and chime in with your thoughts by commenting on our blog. The EDD blog will feature lots of great information on practical topics that economic developers deal with everyday, and we will occasionally invite high-profile guest bloggers offering their perspectives on the economic development issues of the day.

If you have any ideas, comments or questions about the blog please direct them to Shana Johnson, 

We look forward to interacting with you on the blog!