Community Development administers the
Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities (EZ/EC) program, an initiative
to provide economically depressed rural areas and communities with
opportunities for growth and revitalization.
The mission of the Community Development Program is to create self-sustaining, long-term economic development in areas of
pervasive poverty, unemployment, and general distress, and to demonstrate
how distressed communities can achieve self-sufficiency through innovative
and comprehensive strategic plans developed and implemented by alliances
among private, public and non-profit entities.
Liaison, Community Development