The strategic blueprint for the region is called a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), and is required by the EDA to convey the Economic Development District’s priorities.  The CWCOG is responsible for developing and updating a CEDS that identifies the public infrastructure, projects, and programs needed to support economic development. The CEDS identifies strategies for improvement in various business and job sectors of the region and includes trends, indicators, and projects that address the region’s economic development goals. The CEDS is required to be updated every five years in conjunction with our many partners throughout the economic development district. A CEDS action plan will be completed annually that includes economic updates, trends, indicators, and projects that support the CEDS five-year goals, objectives, and strategies.

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Update is an annual update to the current 5 year CEDS document that addresses progress and changes made throughout the year.  The update also includes updated demographic information and performance measures for the CEDS objectives.