National Economic Research and Resilience Center (NERRC)

There are two new resources provided from the National Economic Research and Resilience Center (NERRC) — a joint initiative of EDA and Argonne National Laboratory.

  • The Economic Development Capacity Index (EDCI) presents continuously updated data from more than 50 sources across five categories: human capital, finance, infrastructure, industries, networks, and partnerships. The data reveal county-level strengths and opportunities for growth and investment. EDCI will be updated in the fall to include EDD boundaries and incorporate the ability to conduct comparative analysis with peer communities.
  • The National Economic Resilience Development Explorer (NERDE) provides data to local economic developers for project planning, and highlights the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also helps communities understand if they qualify for financial support from EDA.
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