What is CEDS?
A CEDS, or Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, is a federally recognized economic development plan. The plan is based on local engagement and regional perspective. The process of creating a CEDS is designed to build capacity for economic growth, resiliency, and prosperity in a region. It links individuals, organizations, local governments, institutions of learning, and private industry in conversation and creates consensus around regional economic goals and strategies.
Once adopted, a federally recognized CEDS will make the region eligible for federal funding to support CEDS related projects.
More information about Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies can be found here: https://eda.gov/ceds/