In this episode, Dane talks with Alejandra Castillo, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and the head of the Economic Development Administration.
- Ms. Castillo's background and how she became the country's chief economic developer
- The Economic Development Administration and the US Commerce Department
- The Build Back Better Regional Challenge
- Supply chains
- Worker training and workforce development
- Regional, cluster-based, and place-based economic development
- Building capacity at the local level
- Recovery and resiliency in your local community
- Making your community more competitive globally
- Collaboration in economic development, and who the EDA collaborates with
- What the EDA is doing to promote diversity, equity and inclusion
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