Federal Economic Development and COVID-19 Recovery: Issues and Policy Options [February 2, 2021] [open pdf - 576KB]
From the Document: "States and local governments traditionally lead U.S. economic development efforts, with the federal government selectively intervening to address significant need. However, the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has caused pervasive social and economic dislocation and extreme subnational fiscal stress, straining existing federal economic development structures. This Insight examines current federal economic development policy and outlines various options for addressing a potentially lengthy pandemic recovery, or future such long-term challenges."
CRS Insight, IN11587
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/