CEDS Update 2017-2021

nwccog-edd-ceds-draft-2017_21_justcoverDraft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
30-day public comment period 12/16/16 – 1/16/17
submit comments to rachel@nwccog.org  970.468.0295 x106 by 1/16/17

CEDS Stakeholder Input/SWOT Analysis sessions:

Also included as CEDS Input:

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.