ABSTRACT

Areas of Economic Distress for EDA Activities and Programs [Updated June 1, 2022]   [open pdf - 606KB]

From the Document: "Congress has used program criteria to direct federal assistance to areas that are economically distressed or comparatively disadvantaged. Place-based measures frequently associated with economic distress include indicators such as poverty, unemployment rates, and income levels. The term 'economically distressed area' lacks a standardized definition and may vary by agency, program, or executive branch initiative. This In Focus summarizes the criteria as well as the data sources and mapping tools used for determining economic distress for activities and programs administered by the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA). It also includes considerations for Congress regarding the EDA's criteria."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF12074
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Date:
2022-06-01
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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