Economic Development Administration (11 - 20 of 27 items)
Indian Economic Development: Relationship to EDA Grants and Self-determination Contracting Is Mixed
GAO-04-847: Published: Sep 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2004.
American Indians and Alaska Natives generally face worse economic conditions than the rest of the U.S. population. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) within the Department of Commerce provides grants to distressed communities, including to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities, to generate employment and stimulate economic growth. Because data on how these EDA grants helped...
Trade Adjustment Assistance: Experiences of Six Trade-Impacted Communities
GAO-01-838: Published: Aug 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2001.
This report reviews trade adjustment assistance and other assistance programs, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement Transitional Adjustment Assistance (NAFTA-TAA) program, to determine if they have helped distressed communities deal with the adverse impacts of trade. GAO conducted case studies in six such trade-impacted communities, all of which experienced major trade-related plant clo...
Trade Adjustment Assistance: Impact of Federal Assistance to Firms is Unclear
GAO-01-12: Published: Dec 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2000.
Concerns about the impact of foreign trade on U.S. manufacturing have focused attention on federal programs designed to help domestic firms that have been harmed by imports. One such program, the Department of Commerce's Trade Adjustment Assistance program, seeks to help U.S. firms adopt strategies to become more competitive. The program is run by the Economic Development Administration (EDA). GAO...
Observations on the Department of Commerce's Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Program Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Annual Performance Plan
GGD-00-152R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's fiscal year (FY) 1999 annual program performance report and FY 2001 annual performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA).GAO noted that: (1) Commerce's FY 1999 performance report indicated that the agency made some progress concerning key outcomes; (2) Commerce used measurable go...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Commerce
AIMD-00-187R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Commerce, focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems and involved...
Environmental Protection: Agencies Have Made Progress in Implementing the Federal Brownfield Partnership Initiative
RCED-99-86: Published: Apr 9, 1999. Publicly Released: May 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of 10 federal agencies' efforts to implement the Brownfield National Partnership Action Agenda, focusing on: (1) comparing federal agencies' planned financial assistance to brownfields, which are abandoned, idle, or underused industrial facilities, to their actual spending for brownfields in fiscal years (FY) 1997 and 1998...
Economic Development Activities: Overview of Eight Federal Programs
RCED-97-193: Published: Aug 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic development activities of eight federal programs, focusing on: (1) the economic development activities that major federal programs fund for the benefit of states and communities; (2) restrictions for using program funds to relocate existing businesses and jobs; (3) procedures that federal agencies established to ensure compliance with...
Economic Development: Limited Information Exists on the Impact of Assistance Provided by Three Agencies
RCED-96-103: Published: Apr 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of the economic development assistance provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), and the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) nonpower programs, focusing on: (1) the impact of these economic development programs; and (2) how these agencies c...
EDA's Management Challenges
GGD-95-62R: Published: Feb 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1995.
GAO provided information on the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), focusing on: (1) the major EDA management systems and processes that identify areas of concern to EDA officials and stakeholders; (2) any changes that could be implemented to improve these systems and processes; and (3) ways EDA could strengthen its agencywide management so it could be effective reg...