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Posted on: August 19, 2022

2023-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

AVCOG has released a draft 2023-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 

The 2023-2028 CEDS was developed to provide guidance for the AVCOG region's economic development efforts over the next five years. 

"a CEDS is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development. A CEDS is the result of a regionally-owned planning process designed to build capacity, and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. It is a key component in establishing and maintaining a robust economic ecosystem by helping to build regional capacity (through hard and soft infrastructure) that contributes to individual, firm, and community success. The CEDS provides a vehicle for individuals, organizations, local governments, institutes of learning, and private industry to engage in a meaningful conversation and debate about what capacity building efforts would best serve economic development in the region.[1]"

The AVCOG Region CEDS aims to expand currently existing economic sectors, support high-potential new growth sectors, cultivate a stronger business and entrepreneurial ecosystem, improve critical infrastructure, create workforce development and educational opportunities, as well as improve economic resiliency. The report was developed with support from the Economic Development Administration. 

Draft CEDS

Appendix I & Appendix II

AVCOG 2023-2028 CEDS Story Map  

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