“Investing in America: Reauthorization of the Economic Development Administration”

Subcommittee: Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Time: 02:00 PM Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building and Virtually


The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony from stakeholders on the importance of reauthorizing the Economic Development Administration (EDA), its programs and activities supporting economic growth in distressed communities, and the role EDA plays in recovering from disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic.


  1. Panel I - Dennis Alvord
    Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Development
    U.S. Department of Commerce
  2. Panel II - Lisa Cooper
    Executive Director, Northern Kentucky Area Development District
    On Behalf of the National Association of Development Organizations
  3. Panel II - Garrett Hawkins
    President, Missouri Farm Bureau
    On Behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation
  4. Panel II - Jonas Peterson
    President and CEO, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
    On Behalf of the International Economic Development Council
  5. Panel II - The Honorable Lenny Eliason
    Commissioner, Athens County, Ohio
    On Behalf of the National Association of Counties
  6. Panel II - Dan Carol
    Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets