CEDS Update 2017-2021
CEDS Stakeholder Input/SWOT Analysis sessions:
- Summit County – 2/17/16 – meeting summary
- Eagle County – 4/20/16 – meeting summary
- Pitkin County – 6/15/16 – meeting summary
- Jackson County – 7/28/16 – meeting summary
- Grand County – 8/18/16 – meeting summary
Also included as CEDS Input:
- Key Planning Documents in the Region
- OEDIT Blueprint Region 12 Planning Session on 6/24/15 – meeting summary
- Grand County Community Partnership Panel meeting 5/5/16 – meeting summary
- Analysis of Grand County Economic Development Plans
- Economic Development Priorities, Eagle County
- Economic Development Priorities, Vail EDC
NWCCOG Economic Development District will be updating its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) in 2016. The CEDS is 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 EDA requires economic development districts to update their CEDS every 5 years. NWCCOG’s current CEDS can be found here.
The CEDS planning process will involve holding county-level meetings inviting a broad range of regional stakeholders (local governments, the business community, education providers, workforce groups, non-profits, and other community groups) to conduct an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in each county, and in the region as a whole. The SWOT will be used as a strategic planning tool to ensure that there is a clear objective informed by a comprehensive understanding of our region’s capabilities and capacity.