September 18, 2017 –
The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Chicago Regional Office (CRO) has reviewed and approved North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that includes Livingston County.
The approval of the CEDS gets the Economic Development District one step closer to adding Livingston County to the District. EDA is still reviewing the boundary modification application.
March 1, 2017 –
A five year update of the 2012 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the North Central Illinois District has been completed. The CEDS is a strategy driven plan for regional economic development. The strategy outlines past development efforts in the district, describes the area’s economy, provides geographic and demographic information, identifies potentials and constraints with development, and outlines specific goals and actions to improve economic development throughout the district.
Congress and the U.S. Department of Commerce emphasize the importance of regional cooperation and development efforts to supplement the existing individuals, organizations, and associations that exist. This strategy allows the Federal government to participate in economic development in an efficient manner at the local level. The CEDS is a requirement under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs and to maintain the region’s designation as an Economic Development District.
Below are the links to the CEDS document and its appendix.
Any questions regarding the 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.