Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)



The approved 2013 CEDS is now available here


A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of a local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of an area. A CEDS process will help create jobs, foster more stable and diversified economies, and improve living conditions.  It provides a mechanism for coordinating the efforts of individuals, organizations, local governments, and private industries concerned with economic development.  Furthermore, a CEDS is required to qualify for Economic Development Administration (EDA) assistance under its public works, economic adjustment, and other planning programs, and a CEDS is a prerequisite for designation by EDA as an Economic Development District (EDD). 

The 2013 CEDS has been approved by the PADD Board of Directors, and is available for download using the link above.