U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
"The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce, with the mission to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.
EDA encourages programs that promote job growth and business expansion in today's technologies and in discovering tomorrow's. We support key initiatives among regional areas across the United States, thereby developing economic stability through intergovernmental and public/private sector collaboration.
EDA has 6 regional offices throughout the country, located in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia and Seattle."