Tag: Economic Development

CAPCOG urges local governments to seek EDA ARPA funding

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CAPCOG’s Community and Economic Development Division is urging local governments to apply to the Economic Development Administration’s Economic Adjustment Assistance program as soon as possible before it closes in March. The program is one of EDA’s American Rescue Plan Act

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CAPCOG, ARMA submit for Build Back Better funding

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CAPCOG’s Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD) board developed one of likely hundreds of regional Build Back Better project applications in October working with the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) as the lead institution. Taking a goal from the CAEDD’s

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CAPCOG, Connected Nation Texas host broadband roundtable

CAPCOG and Connected Nation Texas are hosting the newly created Texas Broadband Development Office’s (BDO) Director, Greg Conte, who will discuss the initiatives and possible funding opportunities of the state office, as part of a broadband roundtable at 9:30 a.m.

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Llano, CAPCOG seek public input on economic, transportation plan

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Llano County and the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) are seeking public input about the Llano County Transportation and Economic Development Plan update through two public comment meetings. Each meeting will be from 9 to 11 a.m. with the

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Webinars prepare local governments for EDA American Rescue Plan funding

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The CAPCOG Community and Economic Development Division in early July hosted its first webinar of a three-part series aimed at preparing communities to apply for U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) American Rescue Plan Act funding. The next webinars will be

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Economic development strategy focuses on workforce development, resiliency

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Workforce development will continue to be one of the four themes in the newly-adopted 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the regional economic development plan developed by the Capital Area Economic Development District board (CAEDD) to guide project development and

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Hargrove brings years of community development experience

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CAPCOG hired Shelly Hargrove to lead its Community and Economic Development (CED) Division in December; her more than 22 years of experience with community development including a focus on downtown development will be an asset for the region. “I am

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EDA awards Marble Falls $2.5 M grant, CAPCOG gets COVID-19 recovery funding

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Marble Falls a $2.5 million grant for the design and engineering of a new waste-water plant. CAPCOG assisted the city in obtaining the funding through EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance Program for disaster relief

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CAPCOG dashboard measures COVID-19’s economic impacts

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The CAPCOG Community and Economic Development Division has developed a regional data dashboard to assist communities in making informed decisions and preparing for economic recovery related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also collaborated with Travis County, Austin and other partners

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2020-25 Capital Area regional economic plan takes shape

CAPCOG, in its capacity as the Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD), is developing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) required by the Economic Development Administration. The CEDS is a five-year, regional economic plan. During the past few months, a

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