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September 05, 2022 | Tom Ballard

No Tennessee plan funded under EDA’s “Build Back Better Regional Challenge”

And now there are none.

When the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced its $1 billion “Build Back Better Regional Challenge,” there were nine applications from the Volunteer State. Only one of those nine – submitted by a coalition led by the University of Memphis – made the cut when EDA announced 60 finalists in mid-December (see article here).

On Friday, 21 proposals were announced as winners, but the West Tennessee plan was not among those selected. There were, however, several winners from neighboring states.

In its news release, EDA wrote that “the funding for each coalition listed above is approximate, with awards to be signed later in September.”

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