CEDS 5 Year Update

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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 klindeman@ncicg.org.

2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)