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Economic Development: Limited Information Exists on the Impact of Assistance Provided by Three Agencies

RCED-96-103 Published: Apr 03, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
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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 calculate the programs' performance ratios.

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