Regional Economic Development Plan
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a regional strategy to coordinate economic development efforts across the seven-county TJCOG region. A CEDS document is required by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to maintain EDD status and must be updated at least once every five years to qualify for EDA assistance. By coordinating and prioritizing goals and objectives, the CEDS helps regional stakeholders take a more targeted approach to economic development by creating partnerships and leveraging local, state, regional, and federal resources.
- Build on the Region's Competitive Advantage and Leverage the Marketplace
- Establish and Maintain a Robust Regional Infrastructure
- Create Revitalized and Vibrant Communities
- Develop Healthy and Innovative People
In the coming year, the Community & Economic Development program at TJCOG will focus on three main workstreams - housing, resiliency, and workforce development, in addition to supporting a CEDS strategy refinement and providing technical assistance to our member governments.
CEDS Strategy Refinement and Outreach