Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965

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The Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (Pub.L. 89−136, 79 Stat. 552) established the Economic Development Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide grants to economically distressed communities to support employment and industrial and commercial growth.[1]

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The bill became law on August 26, 1965 and was substantially amended by the Economic Development Administration Reform Act of 1998.[1]

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