The Council accomplishes its program through its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee. The CEDS Committee serves as an idea and information exchange for agencies, firms, officials and individuals concerned with economic development in the District and advises the Council on economic development issues. The Council provides administrative and technical support and hosts bi-monthly meetings of the CEDS Committee. The effort is supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) who has designated the Council region an Economic Development District. The past year's efforts have included the preparation of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Economic Development District that analyzes district trends, resources and needs, reports on progress, lists goals and objectives, priority projects and includes an implementation strategy. The strategy also aims to provide data, program information and other assistance to a wide variety of individuals, private firms and public agencies interested in the region.
The most recent Annual Report of the CEDS Committee is available here.
|John Murray, Chairperson|
|Maryellen Brett, Chairperson|
|Mary Ellen DeFrias|
Resources and Webinars
The Nexus between Housing and Economic Development
One Year Later: Economic Growth and Challenges in the Age of COVID-19
Community One Stop for Growth Webinar, March 16, 2021
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