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Economic Development Agencies

Every state and many local governments have economic development agencies dedicated to assisting new and established businesses start, grow and succeed. Services provided by these agencies typically include:

  • Start up advice, training and resources

  • Financial assistance with loans, grants and tax-exempt bonds

  • Business location and site selection assistance

  • Employee recruitment and training assistance

Click on the links below to access your state’s economic development agency.

Contact your city or county government in your state to learn about local economic development services available in your area.

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