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Community and Economic Development Acronyms

Resource Guide

 AFL-CIO  American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organization
 AIC  Association of Indiana Counties
 BEA  Bureau of Economic Analysis
 BBC  Building Better Communities
 BLS  Bureau of Labor Statistics
 BSU  Ball State University
 C2ER  Council for Community and Economic Research (formerly ACCRA)
 CAGIT  County Adjusted Gross Income Tax
 CBCC  Community Business Credit Corporation
 CBER  Center for Business and Economic Research
 CDBG  Community Development Block Grant
 CDC  Community Development Corporation
 COIT  County Option Income Tax
 CRA  Community Reinvestment Act
 CRAMS  Center for Research and Management Services
 DNR  Indiana Department of Natural Resources
 DOE  Indiana Department of Education
 DOL  Department of Labor
 DWD  Department of Workforce Development
 EDA  Economic Development Administration
 EDGE  Economic Development for a Growing Economy
 EDIT  Economic Development Income Tax
 EPA  Environmental Protection Agency
 FSSA  Family and Social Services Administration
 GATT  General Agreement Tariffs and Trade
 GLITeC  Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center
 HRIC  Human Resource Investment Council
 HUD  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
 IACED  Indiana Association for Community and Economic Development
 IACT  Indiana Association of Cities and Towns
 IBEW  Indiana Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
 IBRC  Indiana Business Research Center
 ICGB  Indiana Center for Global Business
 ICoC  Indiana Chamber of Commerce
 IDB  Industrial Development Bonds
 IDEM  Indiana Department of Environmental Management
 IFA  Indiana Finance Authority
 IEDA  Indiana Economic Development Association
 IEDC  Indiana Economic Development Corporation
 IEDC  International Economic Development Council
 IEMA  Indiana Electronics Manufacturer’s Association
 IHETS  Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System
 IHFA  Indiana Housing Finance Authority
 ILMC  Indiana Labor and Management Council
 IMA  Indiana Manufacturer’s Association
 INDOT  Indiana Department of Transportation
 ISHB  Indiana State Board of Health
 ISCDC  Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation
 ISTA  Indiana State Teacher’s Association
 IU  Indiana University
 IURC  Indiana Utilities Regulatory Commission
 IVTC  Indiana Vocational and Technical Colleges
 JETRO  Japan External Trade Organization
 LEDO  Local Economic Development Organization
 LMI  Labor Market Information
 LSA  Legislative Services Agency
 MAS  Manufacturing Assistance Services (BMT)
 NAFTA  North American Free Trade Agreement
 OCRA  Office of Community and Rural Affairs
 PCRD  Purdue Center for Regional Development
 PU  Purdue University
 R&E      Retention and Expansion
 REDO  Regional Economic Development Organization
 RWB  Regional Workforce Board (formerly Workforce Investment Board)
 SBA  Small Business Administration
 SBCD  Small Business Development Center
 SBI  Small Business Institute
 SBIR  Small Business Innovation Research
 TAP  Technical Assistance Program
 TIS  Technical Information Service
 TSAP  Trade Show Assistance Program
 UAW  United Auto Workers
 USDA  U.S. Department of Agriculture
 USDOC  U.S. Department of Commerce
 USF&CS  U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service
 WIA  Workforce Investment Act

If you know of any important economic or community development acronyms that we may have missed, please e-mail Jes Beals and let us know.