CEDS 5 Year Update

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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 adds Livingston County to the District. EDA approved the boundary modification March 19, 2018.

The 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the North Central Illinois District 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 dcalbow@ncicg.org.

2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)