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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy


About the CEDS

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) contributes to effective economic development in 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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Jan 10, 2022
The following document contains a proposed amendment to the 2021-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This amendment addresses the "Circular Economy".