Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

What is the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy?

A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development. The CEDS contributes to effective economic development in America’s communities and regions through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process.  Economic development planning – as implemented through the CEDS – is not only a cornerstone of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) programs, but successfully serves as a means to engage community leaders, leverage the involvement of the private sector, and establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration.  The CEDS provides the capacity-building foundation by which the public sector, working in conjunction with other economic actors (individuals, firms, industries), creates the environment for regional economic prosperity.

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CEDS Summary of Requirements

CEDS Overview

Comprehensive Economic Development Study

CEDS seen as force for growth