Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

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NC Tomorrow is a statewide initiative to help regions in North Carolina address the new economic development challenges facing our communities today.  Led by the N.C. Association of Regional Councils, NC Tomorrow's goal is to create a more uniform approach to economic development planning across the state.  Each of the 16 North Carolina Regional Councils produced a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Together these form the basis for the consolidated statewide strategy, submitted to the NC Department of Commerce.

The final CEDS document for the Triangle J Region was approved November 2012. Review the complete regional CEDS here.


The Executive Summary provides an overview and key strategies in an eight-page format. Access it here: 

Executive Summary - Region J CEDS


You may also review selected portions of the CEDS, organized by topic of interest. Find them here:

  1. Market Development
  2. Workforce Development & Education
  3. Planning & Infrastructure
  4. Health & Active Living