Penn StatePoverty
Povertyin America: One Nation, Pulling Apart

EDA Expenditures Analysis

Lawrence Wood, Amy Glasmeier

  Download Paper (PDF format, 1.1 MB)

This paper was produced as a part of the EDA and ARC Expenditures Analysis Project.

Excerpt: This report summarizes an analysis of Economic Development Administration (EDA) expenditure data. These data were originally provided by the EDA. The analysis includes virtually every EDA allocation from 1965 to 1997, including allocations for, amongst other things, research, public works projects, planning, and technical assistance. The EDA made a total of approximately 46,000 allocations during that period of time. In particular, this analysis is concerned with a few key issues, which include the following:

  • The amount of federal allocations to the EDA over time.
  • The changing nature of EDA allocations over time in terms of types of projects funded.
  • The spatial distribution of EDA expenditures over time.