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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION
In fulfilling its mission, EDA is guided by the basic principle that distressed communities must be empowered to develop and implement their own economic development and revitalization strategies.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Rural Development is working to eliminate substandard housing from rural America by helping rural people buy, build or rent decent housing. We also create jobs by funding the growth and creation of rural businesses and cooperatives.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ONLINE
It is clear that the use of the Internet to provide businesses the site selection information they need over the Internet is critical. Economic Development Online.com shows you the steps to provide the needed information and services to effectively leverage the Internet.

CITY OF PORTLAND PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY
The Bureau of Planing and Sustainablilty (BPS) brings together community partners to promote a healthy and prosperous future for Portland. BPS advances improvements and innovation in reducing global warming emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy, biofuels, waste reduction and recycling, sustainable economic development, sustainable food systems, and green building practices.

SUSTAINABLE SEATTLE
Sustainable Seattle provides commuities and individuals with meaningful information that reflect their priorities and helps them make sustainable choices.

CITY OF SEATTLE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment collaborates with City agencies, business groups, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to protect and enhance Seattle¡¯s distinctive environmental quality and livability.

UNITED NATIONS DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels.

THOMAS FRIEDMAN¡¯S WEBSITE
Thomas L. Friedman, a world-renowned author and journalist, joined The New York Times in 1981 as a financial reporter specializing in OPEC- and oil-related news and later served as the chief diplomatic, chief White House, and international economics correspondents.