The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a map leading to a stronger and more diverse regional economy.
The CEDS Commitee analyzes the drivers of our economy and takes a closer look at our labor force, educational opportunities, basic industries, service industries, retail, transportation, investment capital, innovation, cost-of-living and cultural amenities. Additionally, they look at our regional economy compared to surrounding and competing regional economies. From this comparison, the strengths and weaknesses of the region become evident.
The completed CEDS document has been submitted to the Federal Economic Development Administration and Virginia's Governor, and will be pivotal in obtaining federal infrastructure and development grants in the future. The document also serves as the region's roadmap for economic development in the future.
Recently, in a partnership between the Federal Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, the Region 2000 Workforce Investment Board and the Locval Government Council, a set of economic data is now available.
To access the Region 2000 Economy Dashboard, click here.
2016 CEDS and Implementation Plan
Please contact Scott Smith for questions or more information about the CEDS document and process.