Livingston County CEDS

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS)

November 14, 2014 – As required by Economic Development Administration (EDA) the  CEDS must be available for review and comment by the public for a period of at least thirty (30) days prior to submission to EDA.  When the comment period is completed the CEDS Committee will review all comments and make any changes deemed necessary prior to submitting the strategy to EDA for their review and approval. Any comments should be submitted to planning@ncicg.org  .

The Livingston County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a useful source for public officials, community leaders, educators, developers, business owners, the public, and others to gain an understanding of the county’s economic profile.  The purpose of the CEDS document is two-fold.  First, the result of the planning process is a strategy that includes goals, objectives, and action items that will enable the county to capitalize on its unique strengths and opportunities and will remedy identified weaknesses.  Second, the CEDS document permits Livingston County and the municipalities within the county to apply for U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration (EDA) assistance.  The EDA offers grant funds for public works, infrastructure, technical, and planning projects that will lead to private investment and the creation of long-term jobs in distressed communities and regions.

The CEDS document is the result of a year-long process of conducting research and gathering information from the people who live and work in Livingston County.  Per the requirements of the planning process for developing the CEDS document, a committee comprised of both public and private individuals was created to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) that influence the county’s economic position locally, nationally, and globally.   Goals, objectives, and action items were formulated based on the SWOT analysis.

January 5, 2015

The Livingston County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) will be going before the Livingston County CEDS on January 15, 2015 and before the GLCEDC Board on January 22, 2015 for their adoption of the CEDS.

Below is a link to download the Final Draft of the Livingston County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).