GLCEDC announces a Livingston County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Economic Plan to Enable Livingston County to Apply for Federal Funds

Public comments are now being taken on Livingston County’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The plan includes goals, objectives, and action items that will enable the county to capitalize on its strengths and opportunities and work towards addressing weaknesses that prevent economic growth. The plan is available for viewing at www.ncicg.org. Comments are being taken through Sunday, December 14, 2014, and may be directed to planning@ncicg.org.

The United States Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration (EDA) requires counties to have an EDA-approved CEDS in order to apply for EDA grant funds. The department offers grant funds for public works, infrastructure, technical, and planning projects that will lead to private investment and the creation of long-term jobs in distressed communities and regions.

The North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) of Ottawa, Illinois was selected as the consultant for the plan. For more information about NCICG please visit www.ncicg.org or call 815-433-5830.

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