Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies for 2009 and 2012

The purpose of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy and to qualify the region for additional EDA assistance. A section within the CEDS identifies other economic development initiatives at the state, regional, sub-regional, and local levels. The goals and actions identified within those efforts are supported by those outlined in the recently adopted 2012 CEDS that serves as an update to the 2009 CEDS. The CEDS analyzes local and regional economies and serves as a guide for promoting regional goals and objectives, developing and implementing a regional plan of action, and identifying investment priorities and funding sources.

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