Region 10 serves as a partner with the U.S. Economic Development Administration as an Economic Development District (EDD), which provides economic development planning to our region and the communities within the region. As a designated EDD Region 10 is responsible for creating and implementing a regional economic development plan. This plan is called a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and is the region’s playbook for engaging in a collaborative, region-wide transformation of the economy in order to raise productivity, create wealth, and increase prosperity for residents. A CEDS is the result of a “regionally-owned” planning process designed to guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of a region. It provides a coordinating mechanism for individuals, organizations, local governments, and private industry to engage in a meaningful conversation and debate about the economic direction of our region.
In 2019, Region 10 updated and revised its CEDS. The draft copy is available for comment during the month of June prior to its submission to the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration for approval. This document will guide our region’s economic development work for the next five years. Please email formal public comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org